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Storm low "Antonia": warning of storm surge on Monday – gusts of wind up to 100 km / h

Storm depression “Antonia” moves across Germany. The DWD also publishes storm warnings for Monday.

  • The storms “Ylenia” and “Zeynep” have caused severe damage.
  • Storm “Antonia” causes severe hurricane gusts that cause damage in many places.
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+++ 3.06 p.m .: A storm surge is currently chasing the next: For Monday evening (February 21st, 2022), the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) for the German North Sea coast again warned of the danger of a storm surge. On the East Frisian coast, the high water will be up to 1.5 meters higher than the average high water, the BSH announced on Monday afternoon. On the North Sea coast and in the Weser and Elbe area, and thus also in Hamburg, the flood should be 1.5 to 2 meters higher than normal. The storm surge danger exists until about 8:30 p.m.

According to the information, it is the eleventh storm surge in Hamburg this year. And that’s not the end of it for the time being. Because the next storm surge is already expected for Tuesday morning (02/22/2022), as a spokeswoman said. “And in all likelihood there will be another one on Wednesday morning.” One speaks of a storm surge when the flood water is at least 1.5 meters higher than normal. A severe or very severe storm surge is only spoken of from values of 2.5 or 3.5 meters.

Feuerwehrleute retten in der Speicherstadt während einer Sturmflut beim Hochwasser der Elbe einen Mann aus seinem Auto, der zuvor versehentlich in das Wasser gefahren war.


Firefighters rescue a man from his car in the Speicherstadt during a storm surge when the Elbe floods, who had previously accidentally driven into the water.

Storm “Antonia”: New severe weather warnings on Monday – gusts of wind up to 100 km/h

+++ 11.23 a.m .: From Monday afternoon it will be stormy again in Germany. According to weather expert Dominik Jung, a marginal low will pass Germany and bring severe gusts of wind up to 100 km/h from Lower Saxony to Rhineland-Palatinate. The DWD has again published weather warnings for Germany.

Storm “Antonia” caused a storm surge in Hamburg on Monday morning. The Hamburg fish market in the Altona district was flooded again. According to the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), the water level exceeded the mean high water level by around 1.5 metres. From Wednesday (February 23rd, 2022) it should be quieter again throughout Germany.

Der Fischmarkt mit der Fischauktionshalle ist am Montagmorgen (21.02.2022) während einer Sturmflut beim Hochwasser der Elbe überschwemmt.


The fish market with the fish auction hall is flooded on Monday morning (02/21/2022) during a storm surge when the Elbe floods.

Storm “Antonia”: weather warnings for all of Germany – house roof blown away

+++ 9.52 a.m .: Storm depression “Antonia” moved over Germany during the night and caused some damage. The fire brigades in several cities reported operations because of damaged houses and fallen trees. There were also restrictions on train traffic. Due to the storm on Sunday evening, Deutsche Bahn stopped its regional traffic in North Rhine-Westphalia. According to the company, cancellations and delays on a number of train routes in the federal state were to be expected on Monday morning.

It should continue to be stormy on Monday. For all regions of Germany, the warning map of the German Weather Service (DWD) was colored at least orange in the morning – in the south and especially in the south-west on the edge of the Alps also red. There were level 3 severe weather warnings for storm and hurricane gusts. On the Brocken, the warning level was even 4 – i.e. the level for extreme storms. “We still have to get through the storm situation until Monday,” a DWD meteorologist in Offenbach had predicted on Sunday. The weather only calmed down in the evening. “The wind will remain an issue throughout the week,” he explained. “However, it will be a completely different house number than what we are experiencing these days.”

Der DWD warnt am Montag erneut vor Sturmböen in Deutschland.


The DWD again warns of gusts of wind in Germany on Monday.

Storm “Antonia” moves over Germany: hurricane gusts up to 149 km/h – house roof swept away

Update from Monday, February 21st, 2022, 7.55 a.m .: Storm “Antonia” moved across large parts of Germany on Monday night (February 21st, 2022). For numerous regions from the Baltic Sea coast to the edge of the Alps, there were severe weather warnings for storm and hurricane gusts during the night.

In Baden-Württemberg there were severe gusts of wind with wind speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour, and the maximum value of 149 kilometers per hour was measured on the Feldberg. “The country is currently being crossed by the cold front, which is moving south-east in the course of the morning,” said a spokesman for the German Weather Service. In the lowlands, however, the storm was somewhat weaker than the recent storm lows “Ylenia” and “Zeynep”.

Storm “Antonia” tears the roof of the house with it

However, the storm caused damage. A truck overturned on the Fehmarn Sound Bridge in Schleswig-Holstein due to the wind. The driver was unharmed, reports In North Rhine-Westphalia, the strong wind destroyed house roofs. In Herdecke near Dortmund, the storm tore the roof of a house with it, which eventually landed on another roof.

Sturmtief „Antonia“ zieht über Deutschland hinweg. Auf der Fehmarnsundbrücke kippt ein Lkw um.


Storm depression “Antonia” moves across Germany. A truck overturns on the Fehmarn Sound Bridge.

Falling trees damaged several cars. In Solingen, a falling tree tore off about 200 meters of a bus overhead line. The route could therefore not be passable for buses for days, the police reported.

Meteorologists in North Rhine-Westphalia are also expecting severe gusts of wind on Monday afternoon (February 21, 2022), which can also be hurricane-like in the mountains.

Storm “Antonia” moves over Germany: gusts of wind up to 120 km/h – trains are cancelled

+++ 9.41 p.m .: Because of the storm “Antonia”, Deutsche Bahn will discontinue regional transport in North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday evening (February 20th, 2022). “After 8:00 p.m. we no longer send any new trains onto the route. Of course, everyone who is still on the road will still drive to their destination station,” said a railway spokeswoman at the request of the dpa. This is a precautionary measure, emphasized the spokeswoman. S-Bahn and regional trains are expected to start operating again on Monday morning. In northern Hesse, local public transport is also severely restricted due to the storm, with many connections failing from 10 p.m.

However, since storm damage is to be expected, “extensive reconnaissance trips” would have to be carried out in the morning, Deutsche Bahn said. Passengers should therefore inform themselves about their journey in good time. Replacement traffic cannot be guaranteed. “We therefore urgently recommend postponing trips that are not absolutely necessary,” said Deutsche Bahn.

Storm “Antonia” moves over Germany: hurricane gusts up to 120 km / h – weather expert warns

+++ 5.20 p.m .: The series of storms in Germany does not stop, after storm low “Zeynep” comes low “Antonia” on Sunday. The German Weather Service (DWD) has published warnings of storm or hurricane gusts across Germany. According to this, hurricane-like gusts of up to 120 kilometers per hour as well as showers and thunderstorms are possible in some regions from 10 p.m. According to weather expert Dominik Jung, “Antonia” could be as violent as “Ylenia”.

“The weather is very volatile,” explains Jung. “After two violent storms, many people in Germany have cracked. This is especially true for the forests. Now another strong storm is thundering over us. It also brings continuous rain and potential for flooding in the northwest!” On Monday afternoon, another strong storm field will arrive in western Germany.

Der DWD warnt in der Nacht zu Montag (21.02.2022) vor Sturm.


The DWD warns of storms on Monday night (February 21, 2022).

The German Weather Service urges caution. Trees can be uprooted and roofs damaged. “Pay special attention to falling branches, roof tiles or objects,” says the DWD and advises against staying outdoors.

Storm “Antonia” moves over Germany: DWD warns of further storms

+++ 1:15 p.m .: No relaxation is to be expected on the storm front in Germany. As the German Weather Service (DWD) reports, there may be some dangerous storms again in the Federal Republic on Monday night (February 21, 2022).

We still have to get through the storm situation until Monday

Meteorologist of the German Weather Service (DWD) in Offenbach

The storm “Antonia” is responsible for this, according to the dpa. The wind will be accompanied by a cold front and will move across Germany from north-west to south-east. “Antonia” harbors the risk of violent storms and hurricane-force gusts that can reach speeds of up to 115 km/h.

DWD announces severe weather: On Monday morning, the south will also be affected

But not only violent storms and wind have to be expected, heavy showers and thunderstorms are also to be expected. The hurricane-like gusts on the Baltic Sea can last until Monday morning. The storm front reaches the south of the country, then on Monday morning. The worst will probably be over here by noon.

At five to eleven degrees, Monday will remain a stormy and rainy day, according to the DWD. From Tuesday, a clear relaxation of the weather situation is to be expected, even if the wind will remain an issue on a smaller scale throughout the week.

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New storms threaten: after “Zeynep” comes storm “Antonia” on Sunday

+++ 9:28 a.m .: From late Sunday morning there will be strong gusts of wind again in many places. In exposed locations and the low mountain ranges, there are also stormy and hurricane-force gusts of up to 90 km/h. “After the storm is before the storm,” said qualified meteorologist Dominik Jung to Heavy storms are to be expected again, especially on Monday night. The weather is only supposed to relax a bit until Tuesday night: Then the rain will subside and the wind will die down.

designation Wind speeds (kilometers per hour)
stiff wind 50 to 61 km/h
Stormy wind 62 to 74 km/h
storm 75 to 88 km/h
heavy storm 89 to 102 km/h
Hurricane Storm 103 to 117 km/h
hurricane from 118 km/h
Source: DWD

First report from Sunday, February 20th, 2022, 7:54 a.m.: Kassel – The full extent of the damage caused by the storm lows “Ylenia” and “Zeynep” has not yet been recorded, and new adversity is already threatening: Storm low “Antonia” is said to be on Sunday ( 20.02.2022) initially bring strong to stormy gusts. The German Weather Service (DWD) reports that Monday night could be turbulent again.

Heavy gusts of wind or hurricane-force gusts are possible. Trees pose a particular danger, as DWD meteorologist Adrian Leyser explained: “The trees, which were already affected by the previous storms and are standing in partially heavily softened soil, can easily fall over.”

At least three dead in Germany from storm “Zeynep”

At the start of the weekend, hurricane low “Zeynep” caused storm surges in the north, rail traffic failures and accidents on the roads. At least three people died in Germany. According to an initial estimate, “Zeynep” caused insured losses of over 900 million euros. The storm was the most intense since “Kyrill” in 2007, said management consultancy Meyerthole Siems Kohlruss (MSK), which specializes in actuarial mathematics. The company had estimated the insured damage from the previous storm “Ylenia” at 500 million euros. The overall damage caused by storms is generally higher, sometimes quite significantly.

The storm days also had immense consequences for travel. Deutsche Bahn (DB) had partially stopped train traffic on Friday, and the failures, which mainly affected the north, often continued over the weekend. “The forecast for Sunday and Monday remains difficult,” said DB spokesman Achim Stauss on Saturday evening. There is damage to the railway infrastructure on more than 1000 kilometers of track. Clearing crews are on duty around the clock to remove fallen trees and repair overhead lines.

Storm “Antonia” can bring hurricane-like gusts to Germany

Due to the storm damage, delays and train cancellations can be expected in North Rhine-Westphalia and northern Germany until at least Monday afternoon, the railway said on its website. Furthermore, no long-distance trains run north of Dortmund and Berlin. A few ICE trains run between Berlin, Hanover and Cologne as well as Munich, Hanover, Bremen and Hamburg.

For the first time since 2013, Hamburg experienced a very severe storm surge* with more than 3.5 meters above the mean high water level during the “Zeynep” passage. In Bremen, a 55-meter-high construction crane* crashed into an office building that was still under construction, in Hamburg, parts of the facade of a four-storey residential building collapsed. In Bad Zwischenahn (Lower Saxony), a spruce tree around nine meters high fell on a clinic building, nobody was injured. The North Sea islands of Wangerooge and Langeoog lost significant parts of their bathing beach. Even if the start of the week may be wild again: the weather should finally calm down on Tuesday. (lrg/dpa/afp) *, and are offers from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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