The water levels of the North Sea, Weser and Elbe can deviate significantly from normal high water on Monday morning. On the coast, gusts of wind up to force nine can be expected at times, said a BSH spokesman.
Hamburg – Even at the beginning of the week, people on the German North Sea coast have to brace themselves for a possible storm surge.
According to a forecast by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) on Sunday, the water level there could rise about one and a half meters above that of normal high water on Monday morning. In the Weser and Elbe area it can rise up to two meters above it.
According to the German Weather Service, the wind should increase again on Monday night. On the coast, gusts of wind up to force nine can be expected at times, a spokesman said. Isolated thunderstorms and sleet are also possible. The meteorologist expected the weather situation to calm down temporarily on Monday afternoon. Then, after the predicted rain, a few dry hours are quite possible before the next rainy area can be expected on Tuesday night.
On Saturday morning, the Hamburg fish market was partly flooded due to a storm surge. According to the police, however, there were no larger operations. According to the BSH, there were significantly higher water levels on Sunday, but there was no storm surge in the morning. dpa