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Up to 120 liters of rain per square meter: DWD warns of storms and flooding

2022-08-18T12:47:32.425Z

The long-awaited rain is coming - but in some cases in far too large quantities: Heavy precipitation is expected in eastern Germany. The West, on the other hand, gets almost nothing.



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Heavy rain over Berlin (symbol image)

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It's finally raining - but in some places the long-awaited wet is now likely to fall from the sky in far too large quantities: the German Weather Service (DWD) is predicting heavy and prolonged showers from the Ore Mountains to the Alps for Friday and Saturday night.

In 24 hours it could be up to 60, in some areas up to 120 liters per square meter of rain, the DWD announced.

"These quantities could then swell the Danube and the rivers south of it and cause regional flooding," said DWD meteorologist Lars Kirchhübel.

Heavy showers and thunderstorms could also bring significant amounts of rain in the northeast.

The West and the Center, on the other hand, get almost nothing.

Temperatures up to 30 degrees

According to the forecast, on Friday dense spring clouds will initially spread over the east and south as well as the north-west.

This is followed in the north-west by occasional, otherwise frequent heavy and sometimes prolonged thunderstorms with the potential for severe weather.

On the other hand, it will remain largely dry from the southwest to central Germany and southern Lower Saxony.

In addition, it will be between 20 degrees in the Allgäu and 30 degrees in the Rhine-Main area.

Saturday will bring more rain to the southeast.

Otherwise, according to the DWD, it is cloudy or slightly cloudy and mostly dry with maximum values ​​between 22 and 28 degrees.

A few showers and thunderstorms are still on the way on Sunday, otherwise the DWD predicts a largely dry day with lots of sun and maximum values ​​between 21 and 29 degrees.

In Germany there is an extreme lack of precipitation in many regions.

Due to the persistent drought, the Rhine level in Emmerich just before the Dutch border had recently reached a new low and then fell further below zero.

The previous historical low was seven centimeters at the end of October 2018.

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Source: spiegel

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