Schwerin (dpa/mv) - Nowhere in Germany has spring been as cool as in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. According to the German Weather Service (DWD) on Monday, the average temperature in the state was 8.2 degrees. It was the coolest area in Germany in the spring. The temperature was still 1.1 degrees higher than the value of the internationally valid reference period from 1961 to 1990.
It was also too dry in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: the DWD recorded only around 70 liters of precipitation per square meter in the region. According to the information, the long-term average is 134 liters. Instead, the people in the federal state had plenty of sun. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania ranks second among the sunniest federal states this spring. The DWD counted more than 700 hours of sunshine for the entire federal state. On the Baltic Sea island of Rügen alone, the sun showed up the most in Germany at 830 hours.
Overall, the spring in Germany was too warm and too dry. From March to May, the average temperature was nine degrees and thus 1.3 degrees above the value of the internationally valid reference period from 1961 to 1990. It was also the ninth spring in a row that was too dry.