Leipzig/Halle (dpa/sa) - In Saxony-Anhalt, temperatures rose again towards the 40-degree mark on Thursday, but the record value from July was not reached. According to the measuring station in Bernburg, it was the hottest on Thursday with 38.0 degrees, as the German Weather Service (DWD) announced on Friday. It was followed by Huy im Harz with 37.8 degrees and the state capital Magdeburg with 37.7 degrees. The maximum temperature on the Brocken was 26.6 degrees. The temperature record for the state was set on July 20 in Huy with 40 degrees.
According to the DWD, the temperatures will drop rapidly in the coming days. On the back of a cold front, isolated single-digit values could even occur on Sunday night. On Saturday the highs are expected to be 24 degrees. In the coming week it will tend to be cooler with persistent drought.