The weather in Germany is stormy again. A record-breaking hurricane has formed in Europe: Victoria. The German Weather Service has now issued a severe weather warning.
- After storm Sabine , hurricane Victoria gets ready.
- The storm low near Iceland first affected the northwest of Germany.
- The German Weather Service (DWD) warns of hurricane gusts until Monday morning.
Update from February 16, 2:19 p.m .: The hurricane " Victoria " has arrived in Germany. At the Broken the wind blows in hurricane strength (up to 150 km / h), in Aachen heavy gusts of wind up to 102 km / h were measured. It will be dangerous until Sunday evening, warns meteorologist Paul Heger from the weather portal wetter.com . Because then a cold front slowly draws in. Wind speeds of up to 150 km / h are then possible in upper locations from 1500 meters . That doesn't have to mean anything for the lower layers of the air. But during heavy rain and thunderstorms, some of it could be mixed into the lower layers of the air. So be careful! The wind gradually weakens in the night to Monday. The cold front is progressing slowly south.
Hurricane Victoria determines weather in Germany - where it storms
Update from February 16, 8.26 a.m .: The German Weather Service (DWD) warns of stormy gusts. In higher altitudes - over 1000 meters - before hurricane gusts . There is also a whistle on the North Sea. Storm gusts down to the lowlands are possible in the north, west and in the middle.
To the south, however, the weather in Germany is mostly friendly. On the Upper Rhine there are even up to 20 degrees.
Weather in Germany: Storm low near Iceland is coming up
Update from February 15, 6.50 p.m .: The German Weather Service also predicts stormy south-west winds for the west and northwest in the lowlands, even on the mountains and on the coasts, hurricane-like gusts for the night of Sunday.
On Sunday, the stormy south-west wind must be expected, especially in the middle and east or northeast of Germany , in the west there can still be gusts of wind, some severe. The south, however, is likely to be affected by significantly weaker winds.
Update from February 15, 3:02 p.m .: The DWD has issued new weather or severe weather warnings. In many parts of Germany a yellow of the lowest level . One of the second lowest, orange in individual regions. In a very small area around Wernigerode in the Harz, even the highest warning level applies. Dark red! The reason is gale gusts.
"Above 1000 m hurricane gusts occur at speeds between 100 km / h (28m / s, 55kn, Bft 10) and 130 km / h (36m / s, 70kn, Bft 12) from the south-west," says Wernigerode.
You can check what applies to your region here at the DWD.
In addition, KATWARN was triggered, as can be read on katwarn.de.
Update from February 15, 8.34 a.m .: At the weekend, spring says hello in large parts of Germany. Currents from the southwest bring very mild to warm air masses from southwest Europe to us. However, the strong winds sometimes make it stormy. The west and north in particular should arm themselves.
In England the storm "Dennis" rages at the weekend. Experts classify the storm as extremely dangerous and expect serious consequences.
Update from February 14, 1:54 p.m .: In some places in Germany it may be 20 degrees warm this weekend. The weather then divides Germany in half. A short breather between two lows lets the sun shine through the clouds, especially in the south, as the German Weather Service predicted on Friday in Offenbach. On the other hand, there are dense clouds above the northwest from which it also rains every now and then.
The maximum values rise to a mild 8 to 14 degrees. At night there is a slight frost south of the Danube, and strong to stormy gusts blow in the northwest. Heavy storm sweeps across the North Sea islands.
Hurricane-like hurricane is brewing in front of Europe - weather on Sunday gets extreme
10.15 a.m .: Meteorologists are looking forward to the gates of Europe - something is brewing. A forecast for the Weather Channel says storm trough Victoria could hit record highs. With the participation of the jet stream, Storm Victoria turns into a hurricane and reaches top winds of up to 220 km / h over the Atlantic - like a hurricane ! And he breaks (almost) another record: According to weather models, hurricane Victorie reaches an air pressure of 915 to 926 hectopascals . The lowest air pressure ever measured outside the tropics was 914 hectopascals!
The good news: It will not be that violent in Germany! Storm deep Victoria also reaches Germany on Sunday, but "from today's perspective, there is no question of a severe storm situation like Orikantief Sabine," says meteorologist Andreas Friedrich from the German Weather Service on request. "Nevertheless, residents in northwest Germany will feel the foothills of Victoria." Up to 100 km / h are in northern Germany - so it will be pretty stormy!
The consequences of Sabine's hurricane gusts were: injured people, train and flight cancellations and closed schools, for example throughout Bavaria *.
The extreme side effect of the extraordinary weather conditions: It gets very mild! On Sunday there are already 15 degrees in the south, on Sunday even up to 20 degrees ! And in mid-February ...
Germany weather: foothills of Sabine still noticeable in the south
9.27 a.m .: According to the US weather agency NOAA, the previous month was the warmest January in its 141-year measurement series worldwide. This continues a trend of warming from previous years: four of the warmest months of January have been measured since 2016, the ten warmest since 2002, as the authority announced on Thursday (local time). The global temperature was 1.14 degrees Celsius above the January average of 12.0 degrees in the 20th century. The temperature was very slightly above the previous January high of 2016.
Update, February 14, 7:23 p.m .: Even today - four days after "Sabine" struck, the wind in southern Germany is still violent. The DWD warns of strong gusts of wind for parts in the south of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. At around 60 km / h, these will no longer reach the strength of the wind gusts at the weekend, but it will still be uncomfortable. However, the wind can be even stronger near the Alps. Up to 100 km / h can be reached here at wind speeds.
20 degrees! The weather in Germany continues roller coaster
Update, February 13, 1:43 p.m .: Grill fans might be itchy on Sunday . Temperatures of up to 20 degrees are possible on the Rhine. However, the next storm low already comes into position: Victoria - that is to say. And this particularly affects the north.
Hurricane gusts up to 140 km / h are possible again at the sea, warn weather portals. However, the German Weather Service (DWD) expects storm depression Victoria is currently not comparable to Hurricane Sabine . Small surprises would be possible.
Strong thunderstorms with large hail , heavy gusts of wind and heavy rain threaten on Thursday . Bavaria, Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg can be quite stormy. A little consolation: On Friday there is a little breather - an intermediate high prevails.
New storm days in Germany: experts tighten warning - "increased hurricane risk"
Update, February 12, 2:15 p.m .: Today (Wednesday , February 12 ) a lot of snow falls in some parts of Germany after Hurricane Sabine - on Thursday (February 13) it should also get wet and cold. Deep Tomris takes care of that. In northern Germany, for example in Hamburg, a storm surge creates problems.
After it gets a little warmer for the weekend, the next storm is already approaching - another storm is already in sight. It is still unclear whether he will be as strong as Sabine .
"Controversial weather conditions": The next extreme storm weather is coming to Germany
Update February 12, 2020: There is still no peace in sight! While there is still a storm in northern Germany, a storm surge has reached Hamburg and even Katwarn has been triggered, things are not getting any calmer in the rest of Germany either. Stormy weather is expected for the coming days. On Thursday there will be a brief calming of the weather in some parts of the country, but according to wetter.net new heavy storms and hurricanes will come to Germany again on Sunday . The temperatures in the weekend climb to between 13 and even 16 degrees in certain areas - but a lot of rain is also expected.
According to the wetter.net experts, the "explosive weather situation" will continue at the beginning of the new week - with storm and hurricane gusts. In addition, especially in the middle and in the north of Germany, there is heavy rain.
Similar to the warning from wetter.com: On the Atlantic, a new low is brewing with unusually low air pressure. According to current forecasts, it could take a similar path to hurricane Sabine. The wetter.com portal describes the impending weather situation as "super low" . That's why there is an "increased hurricane hazard" on Monday, warns meteorologist Alban Burster from wetter.com.
German Weather Service warns of storm gusts in Germany
Update 3:31 p.m .: There is still an official warning from the German Weather Service against storm gusts for all of Germany. In some places in the south and east of Bavaria, according to the DWD, there is still a severe weather warning due to hurricane gusts. The warnings last until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, and until 8 p.m. in some areas. On Wednesday, foothills of Orkantief Sabine also cause unsettled weather in Germany. "The risk of severe weather is decreasing, but it remains stormy," said meteorologist Andreas Friedrich of the German Weather Service (DWD) on Tuesday in Offenbach. "The wind does not weaken until Thursday night."
According to the forecast, the sky will change or be cloudy on Wednesday. Rain, snow or sleet showers occur again. There are strong to stormy gusts. For coasts and high locations, the DWD even warns of severe storms or hurricane gusts.
The maximum values are four to nine degrees, in the mountains up to two degrees. On Wednesday evening, it gradually loosens, especially in the middle and the east. On the night of Thursday, the weather calmed down in large parts and the showers gradually subsided. In higher altitudes and on the coast, however, severe gusts of wind can still occur.
Weather in Germany: Jetstream once again causes hurricanes in Germany
Update from February 11, 2020, 8.34 a.m .: The cold front of Orkantief Sabine has left Germany, but the stormy weather remains. The German Weather Service (DWD) expects it to remain stormy in the next few days. On Tuesday, showers and stormy gusts and gusts of wind can be expected. In the foothills of the Alps and at high altitudes even gale-like gusts are possible. The North Sea coast was preparing for storm surges.
However, it should be even more violent by the weekend. Then the gusts of wind pick up speed again. The reason for this is the so-called Jetstream , which will recharge over the Atlantic from Friday. "A jet stream or jet stream represents a narrow, band-like strong wind field in the troposphere or stratosphere, which is characterized by high vertical and horizontal wind speed shear and has a maximum or multiple speeds," explains the DWD on its website.
Weather expert Jörg Kachelmann also sees storm potential through the jet stream.
Video: What is a jet stream and how does the strong wind field arise?
Hurricane danger not yet averted: next storm front and extreme weather in just a few days
Our first report of February 10: Offenbach - Anyone who hoped for a breather in the weather after the storm and hurricane gusts of the past hours must be disappointed. Even though Tief “Sabine” is now over Norway, it remains stormy in Germany. After a very brief calm on Monday afternoon in the west, the wind from France and Belgium rose again strongly in the evening and during the night on Tuesday, the German Weather Service (DWD) said. Storm gusts are possible at speeds of 80 to 100 kilometers per hour , it said. Showers of rain, sometimes with thunderstorms, were also expected.
Here we inform about the current situation after storm Sabine in Germany.
After storm depression Sabine: This is how the weather will be in the coming days
It should also remain uncomfortable on Tuesday and Wednesday. With maximum temperatures between four and ten degrees, rain and sleet showers must be expected on Tuesday, in the low mountain ranges at altitudes above 300 to 400 meters also with snow. Even individual thunderstorms move through the country again and again, especially on the North Sea. At times it could get slippery on the streets, it said. In addition, it remains windy to stormy, especially near the showers and in the north there can also be single gusts of wind. The coastline remains stormy throughout.
Storm depression Sabine rages over Germany - emergency forces in continuous use
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On Thursday, on the other hand, it should initially remain dry, in the eastern part of Germany there can also be longer sunny periods. Coming from the west, however, rain clouds will probably move through the country again from noon. Further storms are currently not ruled out in the following days.
Hurricane hazard not yet banned - the next storm front is imminent
Meteorologist Corinna Borau from wetter.com also confirms that the storm front is not yet over. Even if the weather situation in northern Germany has already calmed down, the expectation that the danger of storms has not yet been averted. The risk of hurricane gusts could increase again, especially until the weekend. The DWD also predicts storm gusts for Saturday and Sunday.
All in all, extremely uncomfortable weather with heavy rain showers and thunderstorms is also predicted, and snow in higher altitudes.
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The storm depression had also led to traffic chaos. Deutsche Bahn had stopped nationwide long-distance traffic and regional traffic in Bavaria. Several flights also had to be canceled. Fallen trees and broken branches had led to disabilities on Germany's streets.
Classes had to be canceled in many German schools, for example in Bavaria *, a number of major cities in North Rhine-Westphalia, as well as in Hesse, Lower Saxony and Bremen.
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