It’s getting wet in Germany. Heavy rain and hail roll towards the west, but also hit the south and center of the country. Floods are sometimes possible.
Munich – While the parks, beer gardens and lawns were still filling up at the beginning of the weekend, most of Germany is waiting in vain for a ray of light this Sunday. Instead, more and more storms are rolling over the Federal Republic, sometimes with violent proportions.
Some of the areas light up in deep purple on Sunday on the bad weather * map of the German Weather Service. Another warning is given at the highest level. Extremely heavy rain and hail are expected in the west, as well as strong and sometimes severe thunderstorms in some areas in the west, in the middle and in the south of the country. The gusts of wind can reach up to 80 km / h, hailstones could be around 2cm in size.
DWD meteorologists are amazed at heavy rain: “Rule times!”
North Rhine-Westphalia is particularly affected. A swath from south to north is paving the way: In the early afternoon, the DWD reported a “violent thunderstorm cell” in the eastern Ruhr area, as well as several others in Hesse, Rhineland Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Thuringia. From Offenbach, the service reports heavy rain with 41.5 liters per square meter in 28 minutes. The experts are also amazed: “When the meteorologists not only notice extreme storms on the screen but also at the window: Offenbach Wetterpark reports 41.5 l / sqm in 28 minutes. Reigns! “
The reason for this is apparently deep foothills in a south-westerly current, which bring warm, humid air to Germany and bring with it a high potential for thunderstorms. (vs)