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I am having difficulty understanding this sentence from a weather report on FAZ.

Am Sonntag wird die 30 Grad Marke wohl nur noch ganz im Osten angerissen.

I am struggling with the bold parts.

  1. Does nur noch ganz im Osten mean only in the East, or in all of the East?
  2. Does angerissen mean the 30 degree mark will be ripped through or will be touched? Both are listed in dictionaries.
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  • It's in the far east and touched in your example. Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 18:59
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    ganz belongs to im Osten, not to nur noch.
    – RHa
    Commented Jul 30, 2020 at 20:38

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anreißen in this context means "barely reached".

Nur ganz im Osten means "only in the very east".

Am Sonntag wird die 30 Grad Marke wohl nur noch ganz im Osten angerissen.

Thus translates to

Only in the very east temperatures of 30 degress will still be reached on sunday.

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    Your subdivision is still misleading. The relevant expressions are "nur noch X" (only X remaining) and "ganz im Osten" (in the Easternmost parts). Commented Jul 31, 2020 at 6:39
  • I disagree. "Nur ganz im Osten" is different than "Nur noch ganz im Osten". The noch implies that it has been reached before. That's why I translated this with stil. @KilianFoth Commented Jul 31, 2020 at 9:04

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