Summer is back in Germany and this week the temperatures will rise to up to 30 degrees. On the Pentecost weekend, however, new storms are brewing. Severe thunderstorms and even bloody rain are imminent. Follow all important weather reports in our ticker.
Tuesday, May 31, 9:33 a.m .: Bad news for the start of the Pentecost holidays this weekend: According to our TWC weather expert Jan Schenk, everything looks like severe thunderstorms. It is not yet possible to predict exactly where and when the thunderstorms will occur. But it will probably hit the south and east in particular. And the thunderstorm situation will continue – Saturday, Sunday and maybe even Monday there will be severe thunderstorms again and again. According to current forecasts, even supercells are possible. So it could really crack again. The weather models exceptionally agree on this.
With the new Sahara air, desert dust is arriving again. From Thursday, the dust concentration in the air will rise sharply and so-called blood rain can occur. A strong event is currently being simulated on Friday. Watch the video above for more!
5.48 p.m .: After the hailstorm in the Allgäu, the German Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms in southern and western Germany.
Heavy thunderstorms will move from the west to the south-west half of Germany until the evening. The German Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms. There can also be heavy rain with a rainfall of between 15 and 25 liters per square meter. Other side effects are larger hail and gusts of wind up to 80 km/h.
On Tuesday there can be short thunderstorms from Emsland to the North Sea, stormy gusts are possible. Otherwise it will be cloudy at times in the north and north-west, with some rain falling again and again. Things don’t look much better from south of the Danube to the Bavarian Forest. The temperatures on Tuesday and the two following days are between 17 and 23 degrees.
People from the southwest up to Brandenburg have good prospects of sun on Wednesday, where it will remain sunny and dry for a long time. Otherwise the weather will be changeable, from Emsland to the Baltic Sea there can be isolated thunderstorms again. On Thursday it will also be clear and dry south of the low mountain range. Dense clouds are increasing to the north, there it is raining again and the wind is picking up.
5:26 p.m .: The thunderstorm situation in Germany relaxes a bit. There are now hardly any circles colored red in the DWD warning weather map. Still, thunderstorms are possible further west and south. The situation is only supposed to calm down during the night.
With the thunderstorms, however, the warm summer weather also moves away: in the next few days, the 20 degrees will hardly be reached.
5:01 p.m .: White streets in May: A storm with hail and heavy rain fell in the Allgäu. There have been several operations, especially in the Ostallgäu, including in Füssen, underground car parks or basements have filled with water, a police spokesman said on Monday. So far, however, there have been no reports of injuries.
The German Weather Service (DWD) warned of severe thunderstorms until Tuesday night, especially in the Alps and in the southern foothills. Heavy rain of up to 40 liters per square meter is possible in a short time, as are hailstones five centimeters in size and hurricane-force gusts of up to 120 kilometers per hour. During the night, the greatest danger should then slowly be over.
3:33 p.m .: From the early afternoon, the German Weather Service warns of storms in southern and western Germany. The following districts are affected by an official severe weather warning for severe thunderstorms, gusts of wind, heavy rain and hail:
Monday, May 23, 9:33 a.m .: The German Weather Service again warns of possible severe storms. Severe thunderstorms threaten in southern and western Germany from the early afternoon. The German Weather Service warns. Hail, hurricanes and heavy rain have been announced.
Especially in the southwest, in Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate, local storms can occur from noon.
In the course of the evening, the thunderstorms will gradually move away towards the northeast.
5:51 p.m .: Only on Friday were parts of North Rhine-Westphalia badly hit by storm “Emmelinde”, now there is a risk of local storms again at the beginning of the week. Many showers and sometimes violent thunderstorms with heavy rain, squalls and hail are expected, said a meteorologist from the German Weather Service (DWD) on Sunday. As the day progresses, the likelihood of new storms increases. However, it is still difficult to predict which regions in NRW could be affected. Temperatures are expected to reach 21 to 24 degrees on Monday.
The situation calmed down by Tuesday morning, the weather expert said. However, it will remain variable to heavily cloudy. Individual showers are also possible, but there are also longer dry phases – with cooler temperatures of a maximum of 17 to 20 degrees. It’s going to be similarly changeable on Wednesday.
12.34 p.m .: According to the German Weather Service (DWD), it will often be clear to cloudy on Sunday, in the west, south and in the middle the sun will also be longer. Only in the Alps and in the Black Forest could it rain occasionally. But it won’t be as hot as in the past few days. Temperatures range from 16 to 24 degrees in the northern half, between 22 and 27 degrees in the rest of the country.
However, the next low could cause renewed thunderstorms on Monday. The warning situation report of the DWD states that from Monday afternoon, starting in the west and southwest and later extending east-northeast, thunderstorms with a risk of severe weather from heavy rain and hail are to be expected. Heavy gusts of wind up to 100 km/h and hurricane-force gusts of around 110 km/h cannot be ruled out.
12:21 p.m .: Due to the damage caused by the storm “Emmelinde”, numerous schools in Paderborn and Lippstadt remain closed for the time being. As the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Paderborn announced on Sunday, a high school, a junior high school and two primary schools will remain closed from Monday.
According to the city administration, seven schools and day-care centers will also be closed in Lippstadt next week. “In view of the extent of the damage that we are seeing at the various locations, it is currently unthinkable that classes can take place there in the next few days,” said Mayor Arne Moritz (CDU). Alternatives are being sought for some of the upcoming Abitur exams and exams.
Five daycare centers that are located in Lippstadt within the historic flood will also not open next week. Safe access to the facilities cannot be guaranteed due to the consequences of the storm.
Paderborn was devastated by a tornado on Friday. According to the city on Saturday, 43 people were injured there, 13 of them seriously. According to the German Weather Service (DWD), there were also tornadoes in Lippstadt in East Westphalia and Lütmarsen near Höxter in the Weserbergland.
9:01 p.m .: With the most severe damage and at least three tornadoes in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, massive storms have passed over Germany. The city of Paderborn was hardest hit by the storm “Emmelinde” on Friday, where 43 people were injured, according to the police. Among other things, they were hit by roof tiles and injured by falling trees – 13 of them seriously. A woman was initially in mortal danger on Saturday.
After the violent storms in parts of Germany, hail, lightning and thunder are over for the rest of the weekend. “The new high “Zeus” jumps into the breach, but it doesn’t throw lightning around,” said a meteorologist from the German Weather Service (DWD) on Saturday in Offenbach worry about the next low.
1:02 p.m .: After the violent storms in parts of Germany, the weather situation has mostly calmed down. The German Weather Service (DWD) only occasionally warns of strong thunderstorms with gusts of wind and small-scale hail on Saturday. Orange Alert applies. The following groups are specifically affected:
In the Harz – Bergland (Upper Harz) district, the DWD also warns of severe gusts of wind. According to the experts, speeds of up to 95 kilometers per hour can occur above 1000 meters.
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