NewsMore storms expected in parts of Germany

More storms expected in parts of Germany

Created: 08/27/2022 Updated: 08/27/2022, 06:10 am

Heftiger Regen in Berlin
A passer-by crosses a street near the Brandenburg Gate with his dog in heavy rain. © Christoph Soeder/dpa

After heavy rain, basements and streets were suddenly flooded on Friday. Today it will probably remain wet and thundery, especially in the east and south.

Berlin – Storms are again to be expected in parts of Germany today. Thunderstorms and rainfall are expected, especially in the east, south and east-central. The German Weather Service (DWD) announced that there could still be heavy rain. Locally, around 50 liters per square meter could fall in a short time, said DWD meteorologist Marcel Schmid. “This corresponds in part to half a month’s total or more than has fallen in the whole of August,” said Schmid. In the course of the weekend, cooler and drier air should then prevail from the north-west and drive out the muggy, warm air masses.

Storms with hail and heavy rain had already swept across parts of Germany on Friday. Hundreds of cellars and several streets were under water in Middle Franconia and in the Upper Palatinate. On Friday evening, the integrated control center in Nuremberg reported around 470 deployments by fire brigades and technical relief organizations in Nuremberg, Fürth and the districts of Fürth and Erlangen-Höchstadt. There were no injuries.

In Berlin, the punk band Die Ärzte and rapper Marteria canceled concerts planned for Friday evening, while Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Büdenbender ended the festival for volunteers early to be on the safe side.

In Pinneberg in Schleswig-Holstein, numerous streets, cellars and underground car parks were full of water on Friday morning. According to the fire department, 130 basements and streets were affected. In Weingarten, Baden-Württemberg, a 3000 square meter warehouse caught fire after a lightning strike on Saturday night, nobody was injured.

Blitzeinschlag Baden-Württemberg
Firefighters extinguish a burning warehouse in Weingarten, Baden-Württemberg. © Waldemar Gress/Einsatz-Report24/dpa

For Sunday, individual showers and thunderstorms are again forecast for the south, sometimes with heavy rain. In the north-east there can be showery rain at first. Otherwise, the sky is cloudy, especially in the south-west, according to the DWD, it will remain sunny and dry for longer. The maximum values are between 20 and 28 degrees. dpa

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