A low will bring thunderstorms with lots of rain and gusty winds to Germany this Wednesday. According to the forecast of the German Weather Service (DWD), the rainy area will move from west to east and south-east. Heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain are also possible, as the DWD announced in Offenbach on Tuesday. In addition, there is increasing wind, in the east and the northern low mountain ranges heavy gusts of wind must be expected. Hurricane gusts are also possible.
"The focus of the wind development is indicated for the North Sea and the adjacent inland from East Friesland to the northern half of Schleswig-Holstein," said the DWD. There is a risk of hurricane-like gusts or hurricane gusts from late Wednesday morning until the evening.
The map shows the warnings according to the DWD with red tones for the danger levels of storms and thunderstorms. Life-threatening conditions are shown in pink. Clicking on the map leads to the providing portal Wetter.de, which like the star belongs to RTL Germany.
The interactive map below shows where it is currently lightning, thundering and raining. In addition, you can use the timeline at the bottom of the graphic to call up the forecast for a later point in time. At the top right, the displayed level can also be switched to wind, for example.
The service is provided by Windy.com. The makers use the model from the "European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts" for their representations and forecasts.
The DWD warned that in the north and north-west, obstructions on roads and rails due to falling trees or breaking branches are likely. This also applies in view of the considerable damage to the trees in some areas due to the drought, explained DWD meteorologist Sabine Krüger. According to the forecast, the maximum temperatures this Wednesday will be 18 to 22 degrees in the north and west, otherwise 22 to 26 degrees.
Thursday will be cloudy, south of the Danube there are still thunderstorms, as the DWD announced. Otherwise the weather calms down. With a maximum of 20 to 28 degrees it will be warmer. For Friday, the meteorologists predict cumulus clouds and showers in the southeast, otherwise it will remain sunny and dry with maximum temperatures of 25 to 30 degrees.
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