German Weather Service: More frequent weather extremes during climate change in Germany

The German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD) has summarized the current state of science on extreme weather conditions due to climate change in Germany. According to their recent publication (September 2020), global warming generally increases the probabilities for certain weather extremes to occur. Incrementing heat waves are without a doubt attributed to global warming and the likelihood for periods of drought have risen. New data sources allow to better evaluate the risk of damage through heavy rains. 

According to the German Weather Service, the last decade has seen a temperature increase of 1.9 °C compared to the first decades of weather recording from 1881 to 1891. This means, that the temperature in Germany has risen significantly more than the global average. 

DWD Publication “Was wir heute über das Extremwetter in Deutschland wissen”