Can we see snow in April

After we have already made a detailed review of the Christmas weather and the New Year's Eve weather since 1950, we now also look back at the Easter weather back to 1950. The previous articles for Christmas and New Year's Eve can be found here:

The great difference At Christmas and New Year's Eve, Easter naturally takes place on a different date each year. So Easter can already be at the end of March or not until the end of April. All the greater is the range of weather, as there are big differences between the end of March and the end of April in terms of the position of the sun alone. What is noticeable in the following evaluation, however, is that the 20 degrees or more often required in this period are far from the rule! In my opinion, the evaluation shows that very nicely. Most Easter was between 10 and 15 degrees, not infrequently it was even colder. That is the average for March and April.

The following Weather stations were used for the majority of the data for the evaluation. In some cases the values ​​can be supplemented by neighboring stations. This is especially true in the event of failures and the depth of snow!
Frankfurt / Main (Airport)
Munich city (only partially)

In the following table are each the Daily maximum value (Tmax) and the Snow depth(SH), measured at 6 UTC (i.e. 7 a.m. CET or 8 a.m. CEST), listed for Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. The earliest easter was 2008, followed by 1951. That latest easter 2011, followed by 2000 and 1962, 1973 and 1984. Obviously we did not evaluate all stations in Germany, but you can look them up yourself in our archive. If an appointment seems interesting to you (when Easter was in the table) or if you remember a special Easter, you can Check the respective measured values ​​under the following links (select date via menu / calendar):

About the snow depth should be saidthat, as mentioned above, this was only measured at one time in the morning. Of course, in between, for example in a snow shower, it could have been enough for a short blanket of snow! This cannot be verified on the basis of the data.

Evaluation of the extremes since 1950

Warmest Easter Sunday: 26 degrees 1952
Coldest Easter Sunday: 2 degrees 1964
Warmest Easter Monday: 24 degrees 1952
Coldest Easter Monday: 2 degrees 1964
Highest snow cover: 5 cm on Easter Sunday 1975

Warmest Easter Sunday: 29 degrees 2000
Coldest Easter Sunday: 2 degrees 1977/2008/2013/2018
Warmest Easter Monday: 24 degrees 1952/2000
Coldest Easter Monday: 2 degrees 2013
Highest snow cover: 13 cm Easter Monday 1977

Warmest Easter Sunday: 26 degrees 2011/2019
Coldest Easter Sunday: 4 degrees 2008
Warmest Easter Monday: 26 degrees 2019
Coldest Easter Monday: 4 degrees 2008
Highest snow cover: 1 cm Easter Sunday 1951

Warmest Easter Sunday: 26 degrees 2011
Coldest Easter Sunday: 1 degree 2008
Warmest Easter Monday: 26 degrees 1962/2019
Coldest Easter Monday: 2 degrees 2008
Highest snow cover: 1 cm Easter Sunday 2001

Warmest Easter Sunday: 26 degrees 1962
Coldest Easter Sunday: 1 degree 2013
Warmest Easter Monday: 26 degrees 1962
Coldest Easter Monday: 2 degrees 1975
Highest snow cover: 16 cm Easter Sunday 1977


Especially warm Easter

Across Germany, the highest temperatures were on an Easter Sunday or Easter Monday in Year 2000 measured. At that time, Easter was quite late and in the east there was an intensive advance of warm air. On Easter Sunday at that time, even 30.5 ° C were measured in Berlin-Zehlendorf, and Potsdam also reached exactly 30 degrees.

There were more warm and partly summer Easter 1952, 1962 or 2011 and only in 2019. Simply look up all daily highs here in the archive.


Especially cold Easter

The Easter celebrations, for example, were particularly cold and sometimes with snow 1951, 1964, 1970, 1975, 1977, 2008 and 2013.

The two following pictures show the maximum values ​​and the snow cover too Easter 2008, especially in Thuringia, it was quite widespread even for permafrost with maximum values ​​below 0 degrees. At night there was widespread frost, sometimes even down to -10 degrees.

Especially in the east, in the very south and in the low mountain ranges was on Easter Sunday 2013 Snow, as the following map shows with the snow depths from back then. Also there it was cold in Germany at night. Easter was at the turn of the month between March and April and March 2013 was one of the coldest since measurements began. In many places there was still snow, severe night frost and even permafrost.

Impressive too Easter 1988 the ones that still exist Masses of snow in the high altitudes the low mountain range. It was preceded by one of the snowiest winters ever and on April 3rd, 1988 (at that time Easter Sunday) there was still 1.18 meters of snow in St. Andreasberg in the Harz Mountains, 90 cm in Winterberg-Altastenberg in the Hochsauerland and around 2 meters of snow on the Feldberg in the Black Forest . All values ​​can be viewed by clicking on the following map.


Stormy Easter

At the Easter Sunday 1978 there was widespread storm, especially in the north and east of Germany. In Hamburg, for example, 108 km / h were measured, in Potsdam 112 km / h and on the Brocken even 166 km / h.

There was also a storm on Easter Monday 1986 especially in the entire southern half of Germany with, for example, 101 km / h in Munich and even 126 km / h in Berus (Saarland)! It was also quite common stormy Easter Monday 1994, when 105 km / h were measured in Düsseldorf and even 117 km / h in Aachen.

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