Weather forecast: Storm replaces rain – then winter returns

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Storm replaces rain – then winter returns

In rain and storms, passers-by walk across the town hall square in the city center. photo

© Christian Charisius/dpa

Rain and squalls characterize the beginning of the year in Germany. Sometimes falling branches and objects flying around must be expected. At the beginning of the week, the snow line will drop.

The rain is receding, but the weather in Germany remains uncomfortable. “Tomorrow, Sunday, will be all about storm “Frederic”,” said a spokesman for the German Weather Service (DWD) in Offenbach.

In the south and east it is still raining at first, but as the day progresses the rain moves back to the foothills of the Alps and the Alps. In the higher mountains there could be the first snowflakes. In the other parts of the country, the day started with a mix of sun and clouds.

According to the forecast, there should be the first gusts of wind on the North Sea. Then the wind picks up in the northwest and west. Strong to stormy gusts are predicted, as well as severe gusts of wind at speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour on the North Sea.

Where it rains, the wind freshens up properly. “Especially from the Lower Rhine and the Münsterland to Schleswig-Holstein, widespread gusts of wind and the showers and heavy gusts of wind must be expected from noon and into the early evening,” said the spokesman. Hurricane-like gusts or gusts of wind between 100 and 120 kilometers per hour are likely on the North Sea coast. Falling branches and objects flying around must be expected.

Some fresh snow to be expected

The wind and storm are expected to subside on Monday night. The snow line falls between 300 and 500 meters. “Especially in the Eifel, in the Hunsrück and in the Sauerland, there can be 10 to 15 centimeters of fresh snow, maybe even more in some cases,” said the DWD. In the lowlands it will remain mostly rainy. In the course of the week, the temperatures are expected to drop further and be at a maximum of 1 to 3 degrees. However, a snow cover will only form and last at medium and higher altitudes.


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