Essen (dpa / lnw) - People in North Rhine-Westphalia have to be prepared for extreme heat at the start of the week. The weekend will only be warm in comparison, as the German Weather Service (DWD) announced on Saturday.
Although it will be partly cloudy on Saturday, the sun will increasingly come out as the day progresses. The maximum temperatures are between 22 and 25 degrees. At most in East Westphalia there may be occasional light showers, but otherwise it will remain largely free of precipitation.
In the night to Sunday it cools down to 7 to 11 degrees. During the day it is often sunny. Only a few clouds are in the sky with highs between 24 and 29 degrees. Between 12 and 15 degrees are expected at night.
It will be hot next week: 31 to 36 degrees are expected on Monday, the sun will shine almost everywhere and there will be no precipitation. At night it stays warm at 15 to 18 degrees.
Tuesday will probably be the hottest day of the week: it remains largely cloudless with maximum temperatures between 36 and 39 degrees. On the Lower Rhine and in urban areas, the 40-degree mark could also be broken. Showers and thunderstorms are possible from Wednesday night.