Essen (dpa/lnw) - The people in North Rhine-Westphalia can expect calm spring weather with isolated gusts of wind in the coming days. On Wednesday, there will initially be changing clouds and the sun will be longer in the south, as the German Weather Service (DWD) announced on Wednesday. While it remains largely dry, there is a low risk of showers in the afternoon, especially in the north. The temperatures rise to up to 22 degrees, in the higher mountains to around 16 degrees. In addition, moderate and sometimes strong gusty winds will blow from western directions.
Wind gusts of up to 55 kilometers per hour are possible at high altitudes and partly also in the north-west, but they will ease up in the evening. During the night on Thursday, the clouds thicken and there are local short showers with lows of up to eleven degrees, in the mountains up to eight degrees.
Thursday starts locally with some rain and lots of clouds with maximum values of up to 22 degrees, in the mountains up to 19 degrees. A fresh wind is blowing from the west and during the course of the day there are strong gusts, especially in the north and east and in the mountains. Wind gusts of up to 55 kilometers per hour are possible again, which only subside towards the evening. During the night on Friday rain comes up and the temperatures drop to up to ten degrees, in the mountains up to eight degrees. In the eastern mountains, the wind is freshening up with strong gusts.