Prospects for a White Christmas
Forecast by the Institute of Meteorology of Freie Universität Berlin
№ 389/2010 from Dec 16, 2010
Residents of Berlin and eastern Brandenburg can expect what will possibly be the most snow for Christmas that there has been since record-keeping began in 1908, according to Schenk. Up to now the record for Berlin-Dahlem was 17 centimeters in 1981. If the temperatures remain below freezing and it continues to snow, this will be surpassed.
For the coming days the meteorologists are expecting more snow throughout Germany. By Friday morning there will be 5 to 20 centimeters of fresh snow. At the beginning of next week, southern Germany will come under the influence of milder air from France, which will also influence the chances of a white Christmas in that part of Germany, added Schenk.
Further Information and Interviews:
Manager of the Berliner Wetterkarte, Institute of Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-71212 (7 days a week; Please note that calls are possible only during the times 9 a.m. – 12 noon and 2–4 p.m.)