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Experts warn of dangerous borderline weather conditions in Germany - up to 30 centimeters of fresh snow possible

2021-02-05T04:55:16.927Z

The weather in Germany currently has completely different conditions in the north and south. Meteorologists warn of a dangerous storm situation. An exceptional situation awaits us at the weekend.



The weather in Germany currently has completely different conditions in the north and south.

Meteorologists warn of a dangerous storm situation.

An exceptional situation awaits us at the weekend.

  • Polar cold air, which ensures a rare weather situation, is making its way to Germany.

  • Meteorologists are warning of dangerous weather conditions this coming weekend (February 6).

  • Especially in central Germany, black ice and a lot of snow threatened with drifting snow.

Munich / Offenbach - snowfall, snowdrifts and black ice - at the weekend, weather experts warn of a strong onset of winter in north-west to east of Germany.

"From the Emsland to the Harz Mountains, snowfalls can even fall into the storm area," explains DWD meteorologist Sebastian Schappert in a video about the impending storm situation in Germany.

Blackouts are possible.

Cold polar air is unstoppable on its way.

According to a forecast by the German Weather Service (DWD), it will start on Saturday.

Weather in Germany: beer garden weather or snow drifts

In contrast, there is beer garden weather in the Alps.

Thanks to the Sahara air, it is mild and very humid.

Where the air masses collide, the weather experts expect a strong onset of winter.

Up to 30 centimeters of fresh snow are possible.

In conclusion, it is not yet possible to say exactly where the air mass limit will be on Saturday and Sunday, according to

meteorologist Dominik Jung

from

wetter.net

.

"In any case, the border will be extremely sharp," said weather expert Jung.

“Within just 10 to 20 kilometers, the temperature can rise from a frosty minus 2 degrees to plus 4 or 5 degrees.

In the transition area, dangerous freezing rain and black ice threaten at times. "

Extreme black ice or freezing rain can occur in the border area between the two air masses from northern North Rhine-Westphalia and northern Hesse via Thuringia to southern Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.

"That only happens a few times in a meteorologist's life"

DWD spokesman Andreas Friedrich on the weather situation in Germany

Extreme temperature differences in a confined space.

Such a small-scale constellation is very rare.

"That only happens a few times in the life of a meteorologist," says DWD spokesman Andreas Friedrich of the dpa news agency.

The extreme snowfall in winter 1978/79 is comparable.

Other weather experts also consider “the heaviest snowfall in recent years or perhaps decades” to be possible. 

There is also a strong east wind.

It increases on Sunday in the north - hurricane gusts are possible.

A particularly dangerous factor.

There is a threat of power outages.

“Freezing rain clings to trees and power lines.

Trees and power poles can fall over.

That is not to be underestimated.

Ice build-up can cause a lot of weight to accumulate, ”warns weather expert Jung.

The DWD calls this "conductor cable vibrations".

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Weather in Germany: Freezing rain is particularly dangerous.

There is a threat of power outages.

© Jan Eifert / imago

Arctic Outbreak - Northeast is flash frozen

The prospects for the coming week are icy.

In the north, meteorologists expect lows of minus 20 degrees.

It can be uncomfortable, especially at night.

The Rhine level is currently rising in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The floods cut off a village - it is now an island.

(ml) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network

List of rubric lists: © Jan Eifert / imago

Source: merkur

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