In western Germany, people must expect strong thunderstorms early on Wednesday morning. For parts of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Lower Saxony, the German Weather Service (DWD) published official warnings at night. "A low-pressure channel over southwest Germany is shifting northeast with warm, humid and unstable air," it said.
According to the DWD, the thunderstorms should initially weaken a little during the day, but get stronger again at noon. Even then, local heavy rain and storms are possible again. According to the forecast, hail and squalls are not excluded.