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What kind of climate and vegetation does Germany have?

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The south of Germany has a humid, hot climate during the spring and summer seasons and cold and wet weather during the winter and sometimes the fall as well. Summers are typically mild in northern regions of Germany. Some of the native vegetation includes chamomile, cornflower and silver birch.

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Temperatures during the spring months in Germany average between 33 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit. These early months, March, April and May, are characterized by rain showers and the occasional hail or snow storm.

Summer is hotter. Average temperatures range from 51 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit. It also rains more during this season, resulting in Mediterranean climates in some parts of the country. One of these areas, the Palatinate wine region, is rich in figs, kiwis and lemons.

The fall weather, although unpredictable, can be very warm. Temperatures range between 34 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. It often rains and evens snows during these months.

Winters in Germany are cold, especially in northern areas around the Alps. Temperatures dip as low as 23 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a lot of precipitation in the form of rain and snow.

Although there is some Mediterranean vegetation in southern Germany such as figs and lemons, most of the vegetation needs to be cold resistant. Silver birch, for instance, thrives best when it receives plenty of water and cool temperatures.

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