Storm low “Philine” mixes up the weather in Germany. It stays pretty stormy. In the Alps, on the other hand, there is still a snow alarm.
Update from February 2, 6:28 a.m .: Storm surge on the North Sea. The fish market with the fish auction hall is under water in the early morning during the flood of the Elbe, as can be seen in photos. The Hamburg fire brigade had warned of the storm surge and warned at 5:03 a.m. The water level in Hamburg’s Elbe area could rise to 2.00 meters to 2.50 meters above normal flood levels.
Stormy weather in Germany
The weather conditions on Wednesday remain rough. The German Weather Service (DWD) warns of heavy snowfalls and snowdrifts (partly severe weather)* in the Alps and in the Ore Mountains. Gusts of wind (up to 85 km/h) at the sea and at higher altitudes, otherwise stormy gusts in some areas (70 km/h). Hurricane gusts (Bft 11) are to be expected on some low mountain range peaks. According to the DWD forecast, the wind will also decrease in the north-east in the evening.
Weather alert in Germany: storm surges, snow masses and storms
Update from February 1st, 3:48 p.m .: It is stormy in Germany. “On the south-west flank of a low-pressure complex over Scandinavia, warm sea air is carried from the North Atlantic to Germany with a strong north-west current,” reports the German Weather Service (DWD). Red alert! There is a storm warning of heavy snowfall and snowdrifts for Bavaria (see update from February 1st, 9.15 a.m.). Long-lasting and sometimes heavy snowfall is also to be expected in the Ore Mountains and in the Bavarian Forest.
The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) warns again of a storm surge on the North Sea coast: “In the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, the flood on the German North Sea coast, in the Weser and Elbe area, will be 1.5 to 2 m higher than the average flood occur and occur in the Hamburg Elbe area 2 to 2.5 m higher than the mean high water.”
Weather in Germany: low “Philine” brings gusts of wind
Stormy gusts (Bft 8, around 70 km/h) and gusts of wind can already be expected in the mountains and around the North Sea on Tuesday afternoon. On some stretches of coast and in exposed high places with heavy gusts of wind (Bft 10 to 100 km/h). On the Brocken and Fichtelberg even with hurricane gusts (Bft 11/12, 110 to 130 km/h).
In the night on Wednesday the wind does not let up. It will remain windy with gusts (Bft 7, up to 60 km/h). In the north, east and south there are stormy gusts (Bft 8, around 70 km/h). Wind gusts of up to 85 km/h (Bft 9) at the sea and in the mountains, severe storms of around 100 km/h (Bft 10) exposed. Hurricane-like gusts or hurricane gusts (Bft 11 to 12) in some peaks in the low mountain ranges and the Alps. Only during the course of the night does the wind from the west decrease.
No all-clear! Winter weather continues to improve: up to one meter of fresh snow possible
Update from February 1st, 9.15 a.m .: The German Weather Service (DWD) continues to warn of heavy snowfalls and snow drifts in the Alps and in the Black Forest on Tuesday. There is an official severe weather warning. In addition, the wind freshens up again and again. So it’s still stormy. Heavy gusts of wind (100 km/h) are to be expected at the sea. On the Brocken and in the Fichtelberg, the DWD betting experts are currently warning of hurricane gusts (Bft 11/12, 110 to 130 km/h). In some areas there is still frost (up to minus 3 degrees) and smoothness.
Storm depression “Philine” tackles: Snow alarm in the Alps
After the storms “Nadia” and “Odette”, “Philine” is now bringing stormy winds. Frau Holle packs a mighty punch in the Alps. Amounts of fresh snow of up to 100 centimeters are possible until the middle of the week.
In some regions of Germany, emergency services and winter service are still struggling with the consequences of last night’s onset of winter, some of which was massive. Especially in Baden-Württemberg.
Winter chaos in Baden-Württemberg – traffic blockade after heavy snowfall
In Baden-Württemberg, heavy snowfalls have led to massive problems on the roads. Traffic on the B31/Höllental federal road largely came to a standstill on Tuesday night, the police said on Tuesday morning. The reason for this was also several unsuccessful turning maneuvers by trucks. Heavy traffic can no longer be allowed through on the B31 from the city of Freiburg in the direction of Donaueschingen. Heavy traffic should avoid the route. “Currently, all trucks over 7.5 t are stopped by the police on this route and sent back again,” the police said.
Clearance services are in constant use, the police said. In the course of the morning, the federal road will be released again for heavy traffic uphill.
Bavaria: Fresh snow in the Alps
Snow and ice also caused difficult road conditions in Bavaria on Tuesday night. However, there have only been a few accidents, as police spokesman announced on Tuesday morning. A driver hit the crash barrier on the federal highway 300 near Krumbach (Günzburg district). On the B 16 near Baisweil (Ostallgäu district), two vehicles collided on the slippery road. Nobody got hurt. The German Weather Service (DWD) warns of frost and ice throughout Bavaria. In addition, it will continue to snow heavily in the next few hours. In the afternoon there is a “temporary snow break” in the Alps.
Snow forecast until Thursday – up to 1 meter of fresh snow in the Alps
But on Wednesday night, more prolonged heavy snowfall is to be expected in the eastern and central low mountain ranges and in the Alps above 500 to 800 meters. It’s also snowing in the north of the Alps and the Ore Mountains. By Thursday, 50 to 100 centimeters of fresh snow can come together. In the Alps, heavy snowdrifts can be expected above 600 to 800 meters. The DWD meteorologists warn of the risk of snow breakage!
Many accidents after black ice: School bus comes off the road – it snows on Tuesday night
Update from January 31, July 22: Snow and black ice led to numerous accidents in Bavaria on Monday. The German Weather Service expects more heavy snowfall.
In Oy-Mittelberg in the Oberallgäu district, a school bus with about 20 children left the road in the morning, the police said. Some students were slightly injured and taken to hospitals. Accidents also occurred in the Upper Palatinate district of Tirschenreuth and in Lower Bavaria. 15 trucks got stuck on a district road in Plößberg and had to be towed.
Bavaria: More heavy snowfalls expected until Tuesday night
According to the German Weather Service (DWD), there should be further heavy snowfall in the Free State in the night from Monday to Tuesday. At lower altitudes, rain is also to be expected, which means that it can sometimes become slippery, the DWD continues. Ten to 15 centimeters of fresh snow could fall in the southern foothills of the Alps by Tuesday morning. In the low mountain ranges there could be gusts of wind of up to 80 kilometers per hour, in the Bavarian Forest and the Alps even up to 100 kilometers per hour.
Preliminary balance of the German weather service: January clearly too warm
Overall, however, January was far too warm. This emerges from the provisional balance sheet of the German Weather Service (DWD). Accordingly, the average temperature in January was 2.6 degrees, 3.1 degrees above the value of the internationally valid reference period from 1961 to 1990, according to a DWD spokesman on Monday. Compared to the current and warmer period from 1991 to 2020, the deviation was 1.7 degrees.
Storm low Nadia: damage in the amount of 150 million euros
Update from January 31, 2:14 p.m .: Storm low Nadia has caused insured damage of around 150 million euros in Germany, according to experts. The insurance broker Aon announced on Monday based on initial estimates in Hamburg that the storm was a small storm event and not to be compared with the destruction caused by storm “Bernd” in July 2021.
Meanwhile, the next lows are already approaching. They bring less wind, but significantly more rain and a lot of snow in the mountains to Germany. As the German Weather Service (DWD) announced on Monday, the low Odette, which was above northern Germany on Monday, will be replaced by the foothills of Philine on Tuesday, which will bring new precipitation and sometimes stormy winds to Germany.
Update from January 31, 11:04 a.m .: There is now an official storm warning of snow drifts in large parts of the south-west of Baden-Württemberg. The red alert now applies in several counties.
Storm low Nadia claims several deaths: situation in the north calms down – hurricane now hits west and south
First report from January 31, 2022:
Munich – That was a stormy weekend in Germany. But after the storm Nadia caused damage, especially in northern Germany, and caused several accidents, the new week should start with somewhat calmer weather. On the North Sea coast and in the west, the German Weather Service (DWD) expected gusts of wind of up to 88 km/h for early Monday. It can snow in the western low mountain ranges.
In the south of Bavaria in the Alps, the red alert applies for Monday, from the morning it should snow heavily – with snowdrifts from gusts of wind. Up to a meter of fresh snow could come down, and there is also a warning about ice. There are also warnings of gusts of wind and snowfall in the west and south-west, but it will not be as severe here as in Bavaria.
Weather: Storm low Nadia caused severe damage and one death in northern Germany at the weekend
According to the meteorologists, the following applies to the rest of the country: It will be grey, windy, wet and occasionally snow will fall even down to the low altitudes. At the weekend, hurricane Nadia swept across northern Germany with dangerous gusts. In Beelitz, Brandenburg, a pedestrian died because an election poster was blown over and fell on him. In Bremen, a person suffered serious injuries in a park when a tree fell on him, and in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, a 16-year-old had an accident: he drove his motorcycle into a fallen tree and was seriously injured. In Berlin alone, the emergency services had to move out about 250 times due to the storm on Sunday night.
According to the DWD, the highest wind speed was measured on Sunday morning on the Hallig Hooge in North Frisia at 127 km/h. A severe storm surge temporarily flooded the fish market in Hamburg’s Altona district, and there were also storm surges on other sections of the coast. In northern Germany in particular, individual trains were cancelled.
Weather: Hurricane also hit neighboring countries hard
The storm also claimed fatalities in neighboring countries: in northern Poland, a 27-year-old died when a tree fell on his car, in the Czech Republic a worker died when a five-meter-high wall in an industrial area near Prague collapsed due to the wind and buried him. (md with dpa) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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