The weather is going crazy: A record-breaking hurricane has formed in front of Europe. It will also reach Germany on Sunday – with an extreme side effect.
Update 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 strikes the Atlantic Top winds of up to 220 km / h – like a hurricane! And he breaks (almost) another record: According to weather models, hurricane Victorie hits one Air pressure from 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 the north of Germany – so it’s getting pretty stormy!
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 .: The previous month was, according to the U.S. Weather Agency NOAA the worldwide warmest January in their 141-year series of measurements. 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” has struck, it still winds violently in southern Germany. The DWD warns of strong gusts of wind for parts in the south of Baden-Wurttemberg and Bavaria. These are with about 60 km / h no longer reach the strength of the wind gusts at the weekend, but it gets uncomfortable anyway. 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 could do it on Sunday itchy fingers. Temperatures of up to 20 degrees are possible on the Rhine. However, the next storm low already comes into position: Victoria – it says. And this particularly affects the north.
Hurricane gusts are up again at the sea 140 km / h possible, warn weather portals. The German Weather Service (DWD), however, expects storm low Victoria currently not with hurricane Sabine is comparable. Small surprises would be possible.
Already on Thursday strong thunderstorms big hail. severe gusts of wind and Heavy rain, Bavaria, Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Wurttemberg 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) falls in some parts Germany to intense low Sabine a lot of snow – It should also get wet and cold on Thursday (February 13th). See to that Deep tomris, In northern Germany, for example in Hamburg, a storm surge creates problems.
After it gets a little warmer for the weekend, the next is already storm on the way – another Storm is already in sight. Whether he’s as strong as Sabine is, however, still unclear.
“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, on Sunday but according to wetter.net new heavy storms and hurricanes to Germany. The temperatures at the weekend climb to between 13 and even 16 degrees in certain areas – but a lot of rain is also expected.
According to the experts from wetter.net, hold on to the beginning of the new week “Explosive weather conditions” on – 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 one on Monday “Increased hurricane risk”, warns meteorologist Alban Burster from wetter.com.
German Weather Service warns of storm gusts in Germany
Update 3:31 p.m .: There is still one for all of Germany official warning of the German Weather Service in front of storm gusts. According to the DWD, there is still one in some places in the south and east of Bavaria storm 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) in Offenbach on Tuesday. “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 JOrg 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. Be there squalls at speeds of 80 up to 100 kilometers an hour possible, 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 heights 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
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 – 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 is 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.
Overall, extremely uncomfortable weather with heavy rain showers and thunderstorms is also predicted, and snow at 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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