New storms are coming up for the Pentecost weekend. In some districts, the DWD has already issued a red warning for Friday evening. There is a risk of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms with hail. Follow all important weather reports in our ticker.
12.09 p.m .: The tornado danger in Bavaria is increasing. New weather forecasts show an increased risk of supercells south of the Danube in Upper and Lower Bavaria. Severe to severe storms should definitely be expected south of Munich. Whether it hits Munich, Augsburg, Landshut or Passau or how badly can only be said in the course of the afternoon. The worst storms are expected to start at 4 p.m.
11.45 a.m .: Anyone planning to take the train in Bavaria on Sunday and use the nine-euro ticket should be warned. The severe storms could massively affect rail traffic in Bavaria. There could be problems especially in the Alps. If trees fall, it may take a while before the route is free again. The fire brigade are threatened with continuous deployment.
10.32 a.m .: The German Weather Service (DWD) warns of severe storms and severe thunderstorms in numerous crises in Bavaria. Alert level three (orange) is issued in the following districts:
In advance, however, the DWD warns of severe storms on Whitsunday in the entire south of Bavaria, in lower and parts of Middle Franconia and in south-eastern Baden-Württemberg.
Sunday, June 5th, 10:17 a.m .: On Sunday, there is a risk of severe storms with hail in Bavaria, which can grow almost to the size of a golf ball. It could get really uncomfortable, especially in Upper and Lower Bavaria, where there is an increased risk of tornadoes in the afternoon. In general, there are strong signals there for a high potential for severe weather. The storm is expected to start at 4 p.m. If you can, you should park your car.
In the afternoon there will probably be two thunderstorm lines. But the foehn, which can cause a Munich low, makes it really dangerous. This would shift the wind and supercells could form.
Should isolated supercells form, these can bring hurricane gusts and also very large hail, especially in south-eastern Bavaria. If these cells initially grow backwards, as is the case today, heavy rain can fall locally by 60 liters per square meter.
3:48 p.m .: In addition to sunshine and heat, there should be many thunderstorms this weekend. On Saturday afternoon there was a level four storm warning for the regions of Middle Franconia and Upper Palatinate, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Saturday. Thunderstorms of this highest reporting level are considered dangerous and it is advised not to be outdoors.
Here the DWD warns of severe thunderstorms with extremely heavy rain and hail (level 4):
Here the DWD warns of severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail (level 3):
Lightning struck a spruce tree in Biessenhofen (Ostallgäu district) on Friday, which then crashed onto the roof of a house. It was moderately damaged and patched up, police said on Saturday. A motorist got stuck in 70 centimeters of water on a flooded road on the same day. Such damage and obstacles are increasingly possible at warning level four.
Local thunderstorms are also expected in the Alps on Saturday. Heavy rain, hail and hurricane-force gusts of up to 80 kilometers per hour are possible. Pentecost Sunday brings more thunderstorms – especially in the afternoon and evening. According to the DWD, these can be particularly dangerous on Lake Constance and in the foothills of the Alps up to the Bavarian Forest. Temperatures up to 30 degrees are possible.
12.25 p.m .: According to forecasts by the German Weather Service (DWD), there is something for every taste on the Pentecost weekend. “You just have to be in the right place at the right time,” said Magdalena Bertelmann from the DWD in Offenbach on Saturday. The risk of severe weather is greatest on Pentecost Sunday. On Whit Monday it will be “a little less turbulent”.
According to the DWD, severe thunderstorms are possible on Sunday in southern Germany, from the Lake Constance area to the foothills of the Alps to the Bavarian Forest. In addition to heavy rain, they could also be accompanied by large hail and gusts up to the hurricane range. There is also a risk of thunderstorms in the west and center of Germany – but probably less violent there. Only the extreme north and east remain outside.
All in all, there is something for “every weather taste”, according to Bertelmann: For example, there are hours of sunshine on Sundays on the Baltic Sea islands. The air is muggy and warm in Lower Franconia, among other places. Temperatures in the single digits are to be expected northeast of the Elbe at night. Thunderstorm fans especially get their money’s worth in Bavaria.
9:44 p.m .: The Pentecost weekend in Germany will be muggy and thundery, especially in the southern half. On Sunday, the German Weather Service (DWD) expects severe weather there, which can bring heavy rain, hail and occasional heavy gusts of wind. For the northern half, the DWD predicted moderately warm early summer weather in Offenbach on Friday, with temperatures up to a maximum of 25 degrees Celsius.
Saturday offers friendly, but moderately warm weather in the north. The maximum values reach 21 to 25 degrees. In the rest of the country, it gets warm in a muggy 24 to 29 degrees. Occasionally, severe thunderstorms can already occur there, especially around the southern mountains.
According to the meteorologists, there is a risk of stronger storms on Sunday, which will come from the southwest with showery rain and thunderstorms. As the day progressed, these spread to the east. Heavy thunderstorms can lead to heavy rain, hail and squalls of up to 100 kilometers per hour. The maximum values are 24 to 29 degrees, in the northwest and north 19 to 24 degrees.
9:25 p.m .: The storm continues to move east. Red alert only applies to five districts in north-eastern Bavaria. Here, the German Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, squalls and hail. Specifically affected are:
8:00 p.m .: A violent storm is currently moving over the south-east of Germany. The German Weather Service has issued a red warning for large parts of Bavaria. There is a risk of thunderstorms with heavy rain, gusts of wind and hail. The following groups are specifically affected:
6:08 p.m .: The German Weather Service (DWD) has extended the warnings. Heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain, heavy gusts of wind and hail are now threatening in 25 districts. Bavaria is particularly affected.
5.40 p.m .: The German Weather Service (DWD) has extended the warnings. Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, gusts of wind and hail are now threatening in 25 districts. The following are affected:
5:01 p.m .: The German Weather Service (DWD) issued the red warning level for several German counties on Friday afternoon. Thunderstorms with heavy rain, squalls and hail occur here. The following groups are specifically affected:
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