Weather warnings for Bavaria: Storm and continuous rain – "Cold front is spreading to the Free State"
Created: 01/12/2023 17:06
By: Felix Herz
The German Weather Service has issued two warnings for Bavaria: gusts of wind and continuous rain threaten to start the weekend.
Munich – The start of January and the year 2023 in Bavaria was dominated by mild temperatures and a few rainy days.
Hardly a trace of winter so far, not even in the mountains does it want to be nice and white.
This recently led to a high risk of avalanches and overcrowded ski slopes where the descent was at least halfway possible.
In the second half of January, a change in the weather is of course still possible - at least towards the weekend it will be more uncomfortable than comfortable in Bavaria.
Weather warning in Bavaria: gusts of wind and continuous rain threaten
The German Weather Service (DWD) is currently warning for almost all of Bavaria.
In large parts, the weather warning level one applies – with the exception of the south-east, gusts of wind can be expected in the flatter areas, which can reach speeds of around 50 and 60 kilometers per hour.
For northern Bavaria, the DWD issues an official level two warning – there is a risk of continuous rain.
And in the south, from an altitude of 1,500 meters, there is even a threat of gusts of wind with speeds of around 80 kilometers per hour.
Gusts of wind and constant rain threaten to make the start of the weekend in Bavaria quite uncomfortable (symbol image).
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In the warning situation report of Thursday, January 12th, the DWD also says: "On Friday a cold front will spread to the Free State from the north-west." It brings with it the cold air, the stormy winds and the constant rain.
Not a pleasant start to the weekend.
Continuous rain until Friday: gloomy DWD forecast for the weekend start
The uncomfortable weather conditions will start on Thursday.
The gusts of wind in the lower elevations and the gusts of wind in the higher elevations will continue until Friday afternoon, January 13th.
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Heavy rain is also expected until Friday evening.
With regard to the continuous rain, the DWD states that “from this morning to Friday noon locally in congested areas in the northern low mountain ranges and the Bavarian Forest” rain amounts of around 30 liters per square meter in 24 hours are possible.
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