Storms can still occur in Germany at the weekend. Overall, however, the weather is easing, also in the regions affected by the flooding. High ‘Dana’ brings more sun.
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The risk of storms in Germany gradually declines over the weekend – the people in the areas of Germany affected by the flood disaster are likely to have longingly waited for this forecast by the German Weather Service (DWD): The reason is the high ‘Dana’, the hesitant weather improvement from the northwest inland, according to meteorologists.
However, the storm ‘Bernd’ will still have parts of the country under control on Friday and partly on Saturday with showers, thunderstorms and local storms, according to the DWD in Offenbach ()
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But these storms are likely to occur ‘only’ locally compared to the past few days, it said. In the southwest, showers or thunderstorms with heavy rain of 20 liters per square meter per hour were expected on Friday. On Saturday night, thunderstorms with heavy rain were expected, especially in eastern Germany.
In the weather there is relaxation, local storms possible
In view of the somewhat more relaxed weather situation – at least from a meteorological point of view – the regions affected by floods should gradually relax. Because on the weekend, high ‘Dana’, with a focus on the British Isles, is slowly making itself felt and is bringing ‘hesitant weather improvement’ inland from the northwest.
The storm low ‘Bernd’ will then slowly be pushed east and south-east, it said. With a northerly current, ‘increasingly more stable and drier air’ would then reach Germany. On Sunday it will only rain south of the Danube, estimate the experts from ‘Wetter.net’, but there will also be heavy rain there.
The heavy or continuous rainfalls are then still to be expected in the southeast half. In the Alps, however, there could be continuous rain. Up to Sunday evening, 70 to 90 liters per square meter are possible there in 48 hours, in the eastern Alps around 120 liters.
On Sunday it will be dry in many parts of Germany
On Sunday, the rains in the Alps are expected to gradually subside as the day progresses. Especially from the northeast through the middle to the south it should be quite sunny and warm in summer with maximum temperatures of 25 to 28 degrees. In the north and northwest, however, a low over southern Scandinavia with strong freshening winds and one or two showers near the coast is already announcing itself.
For the start of the week, the meteorologists from ‘Wetter.net’ expect sunny and cloudy phases for Germany. Occasionally, rain showers should come down, but it often stays dry. 18 to 22 degrees would then be measured in the north half and 22 to 28 degrees in the south.
Map: Where there are storms, how to proceed
The interactive map below shows where it is particularly stormy and where it is raining particularly heavily.The forecast for a later point in time can also be called up using the timeline at the bottom of the graphic. To do this, click the play button.At the top right, the level shown can also be switched to rain or snow, for example.
The service is provided by Windy.com. The creators use the model of the ‘European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts’ for their representations and forecasts. Current warnings about the storm situation are also available from German weather service .
Infographic: This is how heavy rainfall developed
What is the phenomenon of heavy rain? For the German Weather Service (DWD), heavy rain begins at a rainfall of 17 millimeters per hour (corresponds to 17 liters per square meter per hour). Other definitions already apply lower threshold values.