Offenbach (dpa / lnw) – According to preliminary calculations by the German Weather Service (DWD), April was “too wet” in Germany for the first time in 15 years. The month also brought plenty of precipitation in North Rhine-Westphalia, as the DWD reported on Friday. With around 69 liters of precipitation per square meter, the value in NRW was well above the long-term average of the reference period 1961 to 1990 with 62 liters. In the Bergisches Land it was even more than 100 liters in the current month.
According to the DWD, April 2023 in Germany was otherwise “quite average”. In terms of temperature and sunshine duration, you get fairly “typical” values. A look at NRW showed an average temperature of 8.1 degrees. So it was slightly warmer than in the comparable period with 7.9 degrees. And at the same time, it was also warmer in the most populous federal state than the current national average, which was 7.5 degrees. In April, the sun shone over North Rhine-Westphalia for around 150 hours.
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