Experts warn of new storms in Germany. The heavy thunderstorms are increasing.
Kassel – The risk of storms is increasing in Germany. After it was humid and humid in many places on Tuesday (July 6th, 2021), the risk of thunderstorms increased from the afternoon onwards. The German Weather Service therefore warns of thunderstorms, some of which can bring strong gusts of wind. The focus of the storm is in southeast Germany, as it is called.
In addition to thunderstorms, warnings are also issued against heavy rain. Up to 40 liters per square meter are therefore possible. The experts also warn of hail. “While it will be very sunny in the east and south on Tuesday with temperatures above 30 degrees, dense rain clouds will come in from the west during the course of the day. In the humid and warm air, locally powerful thunderclouds develop during the day, especially in the foothills of the Alps ”; explains Georg Maas, meteorologist at the industry portal Wetter.com. The weather channel “The Wheather Channel” also warns of an “increased risk of tornado” in Germany.
Weather in Germany: Expert explains “series of storms”
The warnings of storms have increased in recent days. Only recently there were severe thunderstorms in Germany. Flooded roads and traffic accidents were partly the result.* “The series of storms is due to a ‘locked in’ weather situation, which is dominated by a large-scale low over the British Isles. With a south-westerly current and its embedded so-called marginal lows, this directs more humid and warm air to us, which contains a lot of water vapor that condenses en masse in thunderstorms, ”says Maas.
“And the warmer the air, the more water vapor it can absorb, transport and rain down again. Since hardly anything will change in this prevailing south-westerly weather situation, which brings the humidity, there is also a risk of selective storms in the near future, ”emphasizes the expert.
Experts are also warning of a “tropical summer” in Germany*, which brings extreme temperatures. (do) * hna.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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