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Jörg Kachelmann warns: Attention, storms!


If you see a tornado, be sure to go to the next basement: Jörg Kachelmann warns of deadly dangers on Thursday and Friday. Five questions for the weather expert.

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Jörg Kachelmann advises: "Don't be a target for lightning, it likes to strike you directly if you're standing next to a tall tree or house."

Photo: Martin Grimm / IMAGO / BIA

How is it looking?

Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, muggy and warm air will come to Germany from the west, so there will be two days with a risk of severe weather - but not the same for everyone.

This is the forecast for Thursday afternoon 4 p.m., purple are thunderstorms, dark purple are bad thunderstorms.

But be careful: Weather models never know exactly where the thunderstorms are, it is only a classification of the focal points.

Things will probably get a little worse on Friday.

How can this be explained?

The day after tomorrow the high-energy thunderstorm air and the shearing will be superimposed.

The latter describes different wind directions and wind speeds when the warm air rises – and here means that the updrafts feel like rotating.

That doesn't have to automatically trigger a tornado, even if it's conceivable that there will be one.

But a rotating supercell is also a hazard in itself, the supercell parameter kicks in on Friday afternoon (here's 4 p.m. for example).

What's next?

There will still be scattered showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, but the drama will be out of the air by the weekend.

What should I do?

Do not drive into flooded stretches of road.

Avoid trees and all flying objects in thunderstorms.

Don't be a target for lightning, it likes to strike right into you if you're standing next to a tall tree or house.

See a tornado - go to the next basement!

Killing German tornadoes too.

It's an undesirable stupid death if you want to die for 50 euros for the video.

And what are you doing?

People warn and hope that we can get through the two days without loss of life.

It can and must work if everyone thinks and works together.

Source: spiegel

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