Munich: 30 summer days more? With us it is always hot - DWD-expert warns | Munich

In Munich, it is in the summer, always hot. Experts are now warning again before the extreme heat in the state capital. This development can hardly stop. Munic

Munich: 30 summer days more? With us it is always hot - DWD-expert warns | Munich

In Munich, it is in the summer, always hot. Experts are now warning again before the extreme heat in the state capital. This development can hardly stop.

Munich* threatens extreme summer heat warn experts from the German weather service (DWD). The temperatures in the summer have risen in the capital significantly, and will continue to do so. The climate in the city is heating up more and more. A regional wind system loses power.

Munich - The summer in Munich in the future could take up to 30 days . To the conclusion> German weather service (DWD) of the

summer weather: Munich comes to sweat

With the study of the weather has a studied service in cooperation with the Department of health and environment (RGU) future Temperature trends and the influence of the "Alpine pumping" on the urban ventilation. Munich as a city was affected by the warmer temperatures is clearly stronger than the surrounding area, and a ventilation by the regional wind system " Alpine pumps " depend.

Munich weather: this is Why the "Alpine pumping" are so important for the urban climate

the Wind in the direction of the blowing during the day, the Alps, and at night passes cool air from the Alps in the direction of the city. " the climate of The city is influenced in the summer months to about 20 to 60 days from the Alpine pumps . Especially in the night, in the high temperatures interfere with recovery sleep, and in the morning our measurements and model results show the largest cooling effect .“

The Alpine pumps relieves, therefore, something to the effects of climate change, but not completely. The temperature measurements in Munich, show a significant increase in mean annual temperature since measurements began in 1955. 2018 was the since then, warmest year, and 11.4 degrees, 1.9 degrees warmer than the long-term average (1971 – 2000).

+ Without a supply of fresh air from the Alps, Munich is on its way to the sweating and the number of summer days increases, such as DWD-expert Tobias Fuchs and environmental officer Stephanie Jaobs show on a graph. ©Oliver Bodmer

Munich: The number of the heat and the summer days has increased significantly

the number of the heat and summer days, and thus the heat load, have increased significantly. Meteorologists speak of a summer day with temperatures about 25 degrees from Hitzetag , when the Thermometer rises above 30 degrees. In 2018, there were 81 days of summer, a year before 65. "The already measured temperature increase due to climate change will intensify in the future," says Fuchs.

climate change in Munich: every Year, up to 30 summer days more

The simulations show that in the best case, the number of summer increased days in the city by 2050 compared to the period 1971 to 2000 35 to 40 percent. "In the worst case it can even lead to a doubling of the summer days."

+ the past and the future: The climate models for Munich.©DWD

city of Munich said its a fresh air vent care

environmental officer Stephanie Jacobs to the study: "The results show very clearly that climate change is progressing. The heat load in the city is increasing. Therefore, we must act engaged in climate protection and at the same time prepare the best possible to the changes.“ At the same time, the city needs to make sure that aisles of fresh air not built-in would. The successful but only in close cooperation with the surrounding area. "The city has set itself the goal to meet the climate change at the plan level. Here's in-depth city of the climate of opinion are necessary.“


Swiss climate researchers have published in 2019, a study. The experts of the Zurich Elite-Uni ETH assume that 80 percent of all cities in 2050, a significantly changed climate.

climate change makes the local Flora to create. Many of the trees are not come with the heat and the dryness of the past two summer clear. Probably the most prominent tree-sacrifice is the black locust from the Marienhof.

The city Council in Munich has declared a climate emergency in December 2019 out. By 2035, the city is now climate-neutral. The climate debate is becoming more heated, mainly the cogeneration plant in the North makes for discussions.

*tz.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network

Updated Date: 27 June 2020, 05:33

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