Weather: Showers and heavy rain expected in parts of Germany

Showers and heavy rain expected in parts of Germany

In Brandenburg there were flooded streets, flooded cellars and broken branches – but the storm was not a major incident. Photo

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The wet weather with showers, thunderstorms and sometimes heavy rain continues. Central Germany is particularly affected. The German Weather Service explains why it is raining so heavily.

In pieces There are expected to be more showers, thunderstorms and some heavy rain in Germany in the coming days. The center of the country in particular is affected by showers and thunderstorms, as the German Weather Service (DWD) announced.

There is a risk of severe weather locally. In southern Germany, however, there will only be occasional showers and thunderstorms. In the north and northeast, meteorologists expect friendly and mostly dry weather. There is a lot of sunshine, especially on the Baltic Sea. In the northeast half the maximum values ​​are 21 to 26 degrees, otherwise 16 to 22 degrees.

The further prospects

“Even on the weekend there are occasional showers and thunderstorms between sun and clouds,” said DWD meteorologist Stöckle. “The potential for severe weather is decreasing significantly.” It is also expected to be very cloudy in the northwest and north and initially heavy rain. Otherwise, meteorologists expect showers and sometimes strong thunderstorms with heavy rain in some areas. The maximum temperatures are between 19 and 25 degrees, and it is warmest in eastern Brandenburg.

On Sunday, cumulus clouds will alternate with longer periods of sunshine. There will be showers and sometimes heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain, particularly in the eastern half. Temperatures will rise to 19 to 25 degrees, with up to 27 degrees expected in eastern Brandenburg.

Persistent low pressure area causes heavy rain

A low pressure area over Central Europe is causing the recent heavy rains and thunderstorms, said DWD meteorologist Christian Herold. A high over northeastern Europe would block the otherwise normal west-east path of low pressure areas. “Such weak low pressure areas over Central Europe are usually dangerous weather conditions in summer.”

In the area of ​​such lows, strong thunderstorms repeatedly form, which only slowly move away and can grow together to form larger areas of heavy rain, explained Herold. Such a cluster of slowly departing storm clouds also caused the recent storm in Saarland and the Palatinate with heavy rainfall. According to the DWD, the changeable weather with numerous showers and thunderstorms is expected to continue into the coming week. Heavy rain is still possible.

According to the meteorologist, it rained too much in parts of Germany in May for the time of year: “We had significantly too much rain in the west and initially too little in the east.” Given that the low pressure area is now shifting towards the east, more rain is falling there too.


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