Published on : Thursday, March 14, 2019
A new storm Franz hit Germany causing travel chaos and weather woes. It results in showers, thunderstorms, and hail. As per German Weather Service (DWD), gusts of wind of up to 85 km per hour came to NRW on Wed. with heavy gusts of up to 100 km per hour in the mountains.
Germany’s main rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) has warned that there could be delays in North Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.
Parts of northeast Germany were met with fierce winds of up to 100 km per hour on Wednesday, as well as a rain and sleet. Brocken in the Herz Mountains in Saxony-Anhalt had winds of 117 km/hour as well as temperatures as low as -4 degrees.
On Thursday, forecasters predict milder temperatures, with lots of clouds, widespread rain, and the snow starting at 600 m above the sea level. A cold front on Sunday will ensure that the mercury at the beginning of next week stays in the single digits.
The snowfall line will rise up to 1000 meters. Within the low mountain ranges, particularly in the Black Forest and Allgäu, it will rain long and persistently. The wind is stormy, in the peaks also hurricane-like.
The weather is expected to calm down.