Leipzig (dpa/sn) - temperatures below zero and snowfall turned large parts of Saxony into a winter landscape on Saturday night. While there was up to 8 centimeters of snow in the Leipzig area in the morning, there was only enough tobogganing on the Fichtelberg in the mountains, as a meteorologist from the German Weather Service in Leipzig said. The snow cover on the 1215 meter highest elevation in the Free State measured 12 centimeters, in Carlsfeld it was only 3. And at minus 2 degrees there was nothing more, at most a few flakes of high fog-like clouds and occasional drizzle. "It has nothing to do with winter."
On the night of Sunday, when the temperatures were below zero, freezing wetness on the roads was possible again, said the meteorologist. The wintry interlude has hardly had any consequences in traffic since Friday evening, apart from minor accidents or short-term closures. "People were prepared," said a spokesman for the traffic warning service in Dresden. Motorways and federal roads are free, the winter service in action.
And already on Sunday it will be warmer again from the east. While the temperatures on Saturday were still in the freezing range around zero degrees in large parts of the country, the air will warm up from the Czech Republic and Poland at the end of the night, said the meteorologist. "It remains volatile." Up to 4 degrees are expected on Monday, in eastern Saxony even up to 6 degrees and wet – with a gloomy outlook: “Lots of clouds, no sun and always some rain”