Severe weather warnings in Germany: Red alert for 39 districts – huge amounts of precipitation possible

Severe weather warnings in Germany: Red alert for 39 districts – huge amounts of precipitation possible

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Severe weather warnings in Germany: Red alert for 39 districts – huge amounts of precipitation possible

Updated: 08/23/202108:23

  • fromNaima Wolfsperger

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From Sunday to Monday, heavy rains and thunderstorms can be expected, especially in the east and south-east of Germany.

  • The German Weather Service warns of storms on Sunday with the warning levels orange and red.
  • Heavy rains are to be expected, especially in the east from northern Thuringia and Saxony via Saxony-Anhalt to the Berlin area and in Bavaria.
  • The ticker is updated regularly.

Update from August 23, 7.50 a.m.: In eastern Germany, the German Weather Service continues to warn of heavy rains on Monday morning. Longer lasting and strong heavy or continuous rain, sometimes lasting into the afternoon, are therefore possible. Precipitation amounts between 50 and 80 liters per square meter are expected. According to the DWD, quantities of around 100 liters per square meter are also possible. Red alert – a level 3 storm warning – currently applies to a total of 39 districts.

Weather in Germany: Official warnings of heavy rains

Update from August 22nd, 10:00 p.m.: Heavy rains have hit Germany. At the beginning of the night, the German Weather Service warns especially the region between Erfurt, Dresden and Potsdam of heavy rainfalls. An official level 3 severe weather warning applies here, level 2 severe weather warnings apply to the Alpine foothills and parts of Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia.

Until Monday evening at 6 p.m., rain amounts of 50 or 80 liters per square meter cannot be ruled out in many regions, locally it can also be up to 100 liters. Most of the rain does not fall over the entire period up to Monday evening, but mostly concentrated over six hours. The flood control centers have not received any flood warnings.

Weather: Official warnings of heavy rains: More than normal throughout August

First report from August 22nd, 3:18 p.m.: Munich – From Sunday to Monday, rain and thunderstorms * can be expected in the east and south-east of Germany. Large amounts of rain are to be expected, especially on Sunday evenings and well into the night. In an area in the east from northern Thuringia and Saxony via Saxony-Anhalt to the Berlin area, larger amounts of rain are expected until Monday afternoon, as the German Weather Service (DWD) announced on Sunday in Offenbach. There is an official warning * of level two.

The weather forecast includes heavy and sometimes thunderstorm increased rainfall. In individual regions within the marked area, especially with repeated showers and thunderstorms, storm-like precipitation amounts of 50 to 100 l / m² can fall.

Weather in Germany: Partly “thunderstorm increased rainfall” to be expected

According to the DWD, it is expected that there will be “strong, sometimes thunderstorm, increased rainfall”. This can lead to amounts of precipitation of 50 to 100 liters per square meter. This amount of precipitation * normally falls in these regions throughout the month of August. With these amounts, basements could fill up or streets could be flooded.

But warnings also apply to parts of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Among other things, the weather warning level red * applies to some districts in Bavaria: Regensburg, Ansbach, Augsburg and Bayreuth are currently affected. Squalls with speeds of around 80 kilometers per hour and heavy rain can occur there. Precipitation amounts between 15 and 25 liters per square meter are expected.

Heavy rain and hail in Baden-Württemberg around Baden-Baden and Offenburg

In Baden-Württemberg, the warning level red applies to the Baden-Baden area and the Offenburg area. There, too, there is a warning of severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail. Precipitation amounts of up to 40 liters per square meter are expected.

After a short summer appearance with lots of sun on Saturday, the weather turned cloudy at the beginning of the week. While only a few showers and thunderstorms are forecast for the west and south-west on Monday, people, especially in the east and south-east, have to be prepared for more rain and falling temperatures. The current Azores high * brings this onset of summer in Germany. (nai with dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA