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Heavy rain in Bavaria: No experiments, please!


There will be heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms in the south. Locally, streams could rise quickly, basements could fill up. You have to be careful, warns Jörg Kachelmann.

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View of the Mangfall mountains: Bavaria is warned of thunderstorms and heavy rain

Photo: Uwe Lein / dpa

How is it looking?

In parts of Bavaria, especially in the administrative district of Swabia and in neighboring Upper Bavaria in the east and in Württemberg in the west, we have to watch out for locally full cellars, underground car parks, rapidly rising streams and individual landslides.

It won't be the Ahr flood, but you have to be careful not to stand around in the basement and see if it's flooding or drive the car into the underground car park so that it doesn't get wet.

Such German virtues can be deadly.

How can this be explained?

We have a counter-current situation over Bavaria, in the air layers near the ground there are more northerly winds, and southerly winds are still damp at higher altitudes.

That means a lot of overland rain for the area where this fits together perfectly.

There are intermittent thunderstorms on the warmer east side of the construct.

These are the expected amounts of rain by 6 a.m. on Saturday. 

What's next?

On Saturday the whole thing gradually moves east, from the west there is another line of showers and thunderstorms.

But it pulls faster, so don't expect any drama if you don't give lightning a chance and no tree can fall on your head in the thunderstorm gusts.

From Sunday it will probably be a long time duck pond with sun and heat, which you already know.

What should I do?

Do not experiment with driving or walking in areas where it has rained heavily tonight and during the night.

Remember that if you are at the bottom of a steep slope or if everything is higher, once you turn around, it is wrong.

And don't look to see if it gets into the house.

If you're in dire need of tracking the physical integrity of your basement, no matter the weather, buy a cheap webcam.

And what are you doing?

I think with forced unhappiness of the storm deaths in Austria yesterday after a thunderstorm with hour-long announcements, the effects of which could already be seen in Corsica in the morning and on whose long journey to the north-east one could have imagined something.

Well, no one thought anything.

So everything as always.

One was surprised.

Source: spiegel

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