Spring? In Bavaria they're shivering in -44C

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1 March 2005, AUGSBURG - Meteorologists say 1 March is the start of spring, but people in the southern German state of Bavaria had a hard time believing it on Tuesday when temperatures plunged to as low as minus 44 degrees Celsius. The Meteomedia weather office in Augsburg said it was the coldest night of 1 March ever on record in the city itself, with temperatures plunging to minus 24.1 degrees. It was even colder in the higher elevations in the Bavarian Alps: In Oberstdorf, the thermometer read minus 25

1 March 2005

AUGSBURG - Meteorologists say 1 March is the start of spring, but people in the southern German state of Bavaria had a hard time believing it on Tuesday when temperatures plunged to as low as minus 44 degrees Celsius.

The Meteomedia weather office in Augsburg said it was the coldest night of 1 March ever on record in the city itself, with temperatures plunging to minus 24.1 degrees.

It was even colder in the higher elevations in the Bavarian Alps: In Oberstdorf, the thermometer read minus 25 degrees, while at the Funtensee Lake in the Berchtesgaden region, a reading of minus 44 degrees was reported. This was two degrees shy of the all-time record minus 46 degrees there.

Meteorologists point to 1 March as the start of spring, as against the calendar date of around 21 March, the equinox.

While the southern state of Bavaria was getting the cold, the northern part of Germany got more snowfall, snarling traffic in the cities and highways. 

DPA

Subject: German news 

 

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