After the sunny weather at the weekend, a change in the weather is expected for Berlin and Brandenburg. Over the course of the day, more and more clouds are gathering from the east, bringing showers and thunderstorms, the German Weather Service (DWD) announced on Monday morning.

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The temperatures drop significantly to 21 to 18 degrees. Wind gusts of up to 75 kilometers per hour are possible in Berlin and Brandenburg.

Only from late evening does the cloud cover gradually loosen up and Tuesday night is mostly rain-free with temperatures between 9 and 7 degrees. Towards the middle of the week, temperatures will rise again to between 23 and 27 degrees.

The region has had a dry spring. With 55 liters of rain per square meter in all three months together, Berlin was once again the driest region in Germany, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Normal would have been 132 liters per square meter here – whereby “normal” refers to the average for the years 1961 to 1990. According to the DWD, the driest areas in Germany were Uckermark and Oderbruch, where barely 40 liters per square meter fell. For comparison: In parts of Bavaria, where statistically it rains twice as much as in the north-east, almost ten times the amount of rain fell.

[Read more at Tagesspiegel Plus: Our editor Stefan Jacobs drew up the weather balance for spring – Berlin is missing almost an annual amount of rain.]

This is matched by the enormous 680 hours of sunshine in Berlin and 685 in Brandenburg. Normal would be 507 hours. The average temperatures in Berlin and Brandenburg were also about one degree above the former mean.