Offenbach (dpa/lhe) - With an average temperature of 9.5 degrees, spring in Hesse was once again too warm. The long-term average value of the reference period would have been 7.8 degrees, as the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday in its preliminary spring balance. With 675 hours of sunshine, the months of March, April and May were also exceptionally sunny. Here the average target value would have been 452 hours of sunshine. It was again too dry: In the three spring months, almost 115 liters of precipitation per square meter fell in Hesse. The target value would have been 191 liters per square meter.
But spring was also able to come up with snow: On April 2, five to ten centimeters of snow and a hint of winter came, the most striking snow event in an April since 1984 in Hesse, it was said.