Winter weather all over Germany: The DWD warns nationwide of slippery conditions. Meanwhile, a weather phenomenon promises icy cold in February.
- The German Weather Service (DWD) warns after the weekend of monday for all of Germany about icy conditions and frost. Occasionally it is snowing.
- In February a Polar vortex split icy consequences for that Weather in Germany to have.
- Experts are already warning.
Munich – The winter Has Germany still firmly under control. In the southwest, south and partly in the middle of Germany it snows at times. In Black Forest and in Alpine region It even snows heavily, sometimes 7 to 15 cm Fresh snow. The Alps themselves are expected to have up to 20 cm of fresh snow in 12 hours. The rest of the country only gets a breath of fresh snow. At depths below 200 meters, it will tend to stay with slush. The temperatures hold up Maximum values between 0 and +4 degrees.
The Weather warnings* of German weather service (DWD) apply to the whole Germany. The strong ones spread overnight Snowfall further out. Also frost and smoothness cause dangers on the streets of the whole of Germany. Fresh snow and slush, frost and moisture freeze and become the Accident risk. From North Rhine-Westphalia to Hesse, the DWD reckons with “partly striking slippery ice”.
Winter start of the week in the southwest with a few centimeters #New snow. During the day further south #Snow, in the Black Forest and on the Alps sometimes longer and more productive. Active snowfall warnings also below https://t.co/fVaxqNjoW7 or the WarnWetter app! / V pic.twitter.com/KKCmxLxuhi
– DWD (@DWD_presse) January 25, 2021
Freezing cold in February: will the polar vortex split occur? – Effects on weather in Germany
But how is it with that Winter weather in Germany? The cold temperatures are already coming to an end February in sight? Cold and snow in Germany depend on various factors. Among other things, the so-called “Polar vortex“His fingers in the game. This Eddy over the Arctic forms in autumn and dissolves again in spring. If the arctic strong wind band changes, this also has a strong impact on it Weather in Europe.
Weather experts, various German Weather services now warn of a “Polar vortex split“. By a Warming of the stratosphereso explains it The Weather Channel, the arctic vortex could split into two separate parts. This shifts the current one High pressure area* across the Atlantic to the north. That would be unusual cold air for a long time from north and east to Europe. It only takes 10 to 15 days for us after such a split icy temperatures to reach. Winter could pick up again at the beginning of February. Freezing cold it can then be.
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However, it is still not sure to say whether such a Polar vortex split actually occurs. If the vortex does not split, it is still with one shift to be expected. That too would bring a – if not quite as freezing – cold with it. If necessary, it would only help us Mid to late February reach and clearly more reserved stay. It gets cold in the February so either way. Just how cold it has to be Polar vortex still decide. (vs) *Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network