I'm Barbara in Germany (Mainz), and I'm interested in weather already for decades.
By: barbamz, 7:20 PM GMT on December 22, 2009
It has been cold. Would you like to have a hot "Glühwein" (hot spiced wine) at our christmas market in Mainz?
Generally Germany is well geared for colder weather. But nobody anticipated that this weekend would bring the year's coldest. Temperatures sank as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius in some areas and snow and ice affected road, rail and airport services. The weather resulted in several deaths and hundreds of accidents.
Updated: 8:03 PM GMT on December 22, 2009