First heat, shortly afterwards thunderstorm: the weather situation in Germany is just so unstable that a meteorologist even remembers the Elbe flood of 2002.
Wiesbaden – Canada, Iberian Peninsula, Spain: Record heat is sweeping across Europe. The weather in Germany also remains tropical, always with the risk of storms in the background.
Graduate meteorologist Dominik Jung calls this low pressure situation dangerous in his newsletter. Because particularly in the east and south threatened heavy rains. After all, low pressure areas like those currently spreading across the country would have resulted in “floods” from time to time. The Elbe flood of August 2002, for example, goes back to this, says Jung.
Weather in Germany: It pops between warm and cool air
Jung considers whether such an event will repeat itself in the coming days or weeks as uncertain, but “not unlikely”. Germany is currently surrounded by warm air from the east and cool air from the west. Hence the constant thunderstorms: “It keeps popping right over Germany.”
Is the end of impermanence in sight? Quite the opposite, according to Jung. Sometimes it only stays friendly for a few hours. “The only stable weather situation is these days and weeks,” predicts the weather service expert Q.met.
Citing the most recent US weather model (source: wxcharts.com has) for rain in Germany (more than 350 liters per square meter) the weather expert sums up: “Rarely seen such a heavy precipitation forecast.” On Wednesday, however, the amount of rain should decrease significantly again. (frs)