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Weather in Germany: storm tears test center out of anchors – autobahn closed

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Storm low sweeps through Germany: truck falls over, autobahn is closed

6:56 p.m .: The storm “Eugen” shook North Rhine-Westphalia vigorously on Tuesday. Numerous trees were blown over and obstructed road and rail traffic, and roof tiles fell off. The fire brigades were in constant use. In the Oberbergischer Kreis, a tree fell on a moving car and injured the 23-year-old driver. In Bad Oeynhausen, gusts blew the tents of a corona drive-in test center. After a semi-trailer was blown over by a gust of wind on the A44, the section in question was completely closed in both directions in the afternoon.

Trees blown over by the storm and objects in the overhead contact line or on the tracks hindered regional train traffic. There were delays and train cancellations on several routes due to temporary closures. The Zuginfo.nrw portal, operated jointly by railway companies, recorded a good dozen affected S-Bahn, RB and RE lines in all parts of the country in the late afternoon. Most of the time, trees had fallen on the tracks.

The storm caused numerous missions in the Minden-Lübbecke district, among others. A tree fell on a parked car in Minden. The police also moved out because of objects being swirled around – including a mobile toilet and a trampoline. Several rapid test centers operated by the Mühlenkreiskliniken in Minden, Lübbecke, Herford and Löhne closed as a precautionary measure from noon.

In the state capital Düsseldorf, too, the fire brigade moved out more than 20 times because of overturned branches, loose roof cladding or falling facade parts. At a construction site, several building panels dangling from a crane fell from a height of 30 meters, but did not cause any damage, as the fire brigade reported.

In Neukirchen-Vluyn, a site fence was blowing against a car. In Voerde, building materials were carried onto the road from a construction site. In Moers, a cupboard threatened to topple over from a balcony – but the residents were still able to prevent this, as the Wesel district police reported.

The German Weather Service registered the strongest gust of wind at around 100 kilometers per hour in Aachen by the afternoon. This corresponds to wind force 10. For the evening, the meteorologists calculated with gradually decreasing wind. It should stay windy on Wednesday, but less than on Tuesday. The “wind situation” should then be over on Thursday. The cool weather should last until Friday. On Saturday the DWD considers up to 20 degrees, on Sunday even up to 25 degrees possible.

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Thunderstorm in Hamburg

6.45 p.m .: A thunderstorm in Hamburg on Tuesday caused numerous fire services. “We have our hands full,” said a spokesman. By early evening, the fire brigade counted 62 missions due to fallen trees and loose facade parts, people were not injured. In the Wellingsbüttel district, a 20 meter high birch fell on the road. The tree had to be secured with a crane and sawed.

Storm “Eugen” also affected rail traffic. About 300 meters from Lattenkamp train station, a tree fell onto the tracks. A train on line U1 came to a stop in front of the tree. According to the first information, there were no injuries, the fire brigade removed the tree. The rail traffic had to be interrupted.

Storm tears corona test center in North Rhine-Westphalia out of anchors

Tuesday, May 4th, 4:12 p.m .: Heavy gusts of wind have blown over the tents of a corona drive-in test center in Bad Oeynhausen. The police said they were literally torn from their anchors.

One of the tents got stuck between a street lamp and a tree and got wedged there at a height of several meters, reports a spokesman for the fire department. The linkage is bent and presumably unusable. Nobody was injured. The fire brigade secured the tents with belts, the police blocked the adjacent streets for safety’s sake.

According to the information, the storm that passed through caused operations in the entire Minden-Lübbecke district in northeast North Rhine-Westphalia. A tree fell on a parked car in Minden. The police also moved out because of objects being swirled around – including a mobile toilet and a trampoline.

Several rapid test centers operated by the Mühlenkreiskliniken in Minden, Lübbecke, Herford and Löhne were temporarily closed from midday as a precautionary measure because of the feared squalls, as stated in a message from the clinics.

Red alert! Here the DWD warns of thunderstorms

17:37: The German Weather Service (DWD) warns of severe thunderstorms in parts of Bavaria in the evening. Heavy rain and hail can occur, and gusts of up to 80 km / h are possible. Red alert is currently in effect in the following counties:

  • Weilheim-Schongau district
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen district
  • Starnberg district
  • Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district
  • District and city of Munich
  • District of Miesbach

The second warning level (orange) applies in other districts.

First weekend in May in Germany cool and rainy

Friday, April 30th, 5 p.m .: Whether it’s a May rally or a traditional walk – if you’re outside on the holiday, you should pack. Because with 10 to 16 degrees the Saturday will be quite cool in Germany, according to the German Weather Service (DWD). In higher altitudes, even winter coats are recommended, “because the maximum values ​​there are probably below the ten-degree mark,” said a DWD meteorologist in Offenbach on Friday.

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From Baden to Franconia and Upper Bavaria as well as in a strip from Schleswig-Holstein to North Hesse and Thuringia, an umbrella is attached in the event of occasional rain and thunderstorms. On Sunday, according to the information, the rain will spread to the entire southeast half of Germany and the coastal area – but the showers will be rarer.

The temperatures in the Lower Rhine, in the Berlin area and on the Saar are still above 12 degrees. Sometimes it is only about 8 degrees in lower elevations, and even below 5 degrees in mountain regions. The new week starts a little milder, but the cool air comes back on Wednesday.

Level 1 weather warnings in almost all of Germany – the south particularly affected

6:53 p.m .: The German Weather Service warns of light frost in almost all of Germany (weather warning level 1). Only the north is less affected, especially the region around Kiel remains calm.

In the south, on the other hand, the DWD warns in some parts of snowfall and slippery conditions (warnings of striking weather level 2). At times above 1000 meters, snowfall with amounts between 10cm and 20cm should occur. In stowed locations, even quantities over 30cm should be achieved.

The following districts are affected by the level 2 warnings:

  • Lindau district
  • Oberallgäu district
  • Ostallgäu district
  • Weilheim-Schongau district
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen district
  • Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen district
  • District of Miesbach
  • District and city of Rosenheim
  • District of Traunstein
  • District of Berchtesgadener Land

Cooler weather in the north – milder temperatures expected in the south

12:56 p.m .: In Germany in the coming days there is initially no stable one Weather in View. “Thanks to Hoch Peggy, the weather only calms down for a short time, because low-pressure areas over north and south-west Europe will take over on Friday,” said the German Weather Service in Offenbach on Thursday. In the process, cool and moist air reaches the north, while mild and drier air spreads in the south.

A lot of clouds and occasionally some rain are expected in the north on Friday. Otherwise, according to the forecasts, there will be a predominantly dry sun-cloud mix. The temperatures climb to 8 to 11 degrees in the north and up to 18 degrees on the Upper Rhine. Stormy gusts can occur on the coasts and in some mountain areas.

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While it remains largely dry on Saturday in the south and in the far north, dense clouds appear in a wide strip from Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and North Rhine-Westphalia to the Oder and Neisse rivers, bringing rainy weather. The maximum values ​​reach 7 to 11 degrees in the northern half and 12 to 17 degrees in the southern half.

On Sunday there may be further, sometimes longer-lasting rainfalls in the west and northwest. In the south-eastern half, however, according to the DWD, it will mostly remain dry and, especially in south-eastern Bavaria, greater cheers are expected. While a maximum of 6 to 15 degrees can be reached in the north and west, spring-like values ​​of 16 to 21 degrees can occur in other parts of the country.

Numerous ice accidents – milder temperatures in prospect

Thursday, April 8th, 2021, 9:01 a.m .: Furthermore, in most of the country it is cold and uncomfortable with winter temperatures, snowfall and slippery conditions. Especially in the north and east, there are snow showers in the morning and, as a result, there is an increased risk of ice, reports the German Weather Service. Numerous traffic accidents on German roads were also reported on Thursday morning.

Several vehicles collided when it was slippery on Autobahn 270 near Bremen. A slipperiness accident there resulted in several follow-up accidents, as a police spokeswoman said. When it was snowing and slippery, a number of motorists on Autobahn 20 near Rostock slipped a lot. As a police spokesman said on Thursday in Rostock, there were six injured in at least 13 accidents.

But the wintry weather seems to be slowly disappearing and the Germans could soon adjust to milder temperatures again: A high-pressure zone is shifting to the east over southern Germany, and from the west this leads to a calming of the weather. The showers are subsiding and it will be milder, as the DWD announced on Thursday. On the night of Saturday, however, rain spreads again. According to the DWD, rainy and uncomfortable weather must be expected on the weekend.

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