Heavy thunderstorms have swept across many regions in Germany. In Thuringia's state capital Erfurt, storms and thunderstorms brought a large part of local public transport to a standstill in the evening.
"Buses and trains are standing still on one route," said a spokesman for SWE Stadtwerke Erfurt GmbH in the evening of the German Press Agency. Fallen trees and falling branches blocked rails and overhead lines. "The cleanup is underway." "I can't say" how long it will take for city traffic to start running again.
In the evening, the DWD warned of severe thunderstorms and storms for parts of Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt. Staying outdoors should be avoided as much as possible, it said. Windows and doors should also be closed.
Severe weather warning level 3 in Bavaria
In Bavaria, too, there was thunder and lightning earlier in the evening. The German Weather Service issued severe weather warning level 3 for the south-east of the Free State at around 7.30 p.m.
In the night of Wednesday there could be heavy rain and hail with grains around two centimeters in size, it was said in the evening. Then the thunderstorms are expected to subside, as a spokesman for the weather service said in the evening.