DWD warns of extreme climate within the north – storm surge doable | EUROtoday

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As of: December 20, 2023 8:10 p.m

There is a danger of storm surges within the north and northwest of Germany from Thursday. The German Weather Service (DWD) warns of the squalls of the melancholy “Zoltan”. Hurricane-like gusts are doable on the coasts.

On Wednesday night, the DWD issued a extreme climate warning for all of northern Germany. Heavy, steady rain and hurricane-like gusts may be anticipated till Saturday night. According to the DWD, there’s a danger of hurricane gusts of stage 3 out of 4 on the Brocken within the Harz Mountains. Storm Zoltan is anticipated to hit the German coast throughout Thursday. According to the DWD, wind forces of ranges eleven and twelve can’t be dominated out in uncovered places on Heligoland and on the North Sea coast in addition to on Fehmarn within the Baltic Sea. According to the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) in Hamburg, the water ranges on the Elbe and the Weser might attain the storm surge mark of 1.5 meters above imply excessive water on Thursday night. According to a BSH spokeswoman, the main target shall be on the Weser and Elbe areas.

The Elbe overflows its banks in Hamburg

On Wednesday, deep “Xavi” introduced rain and sleet showers and powerful to stormy gusts to the north. For the districts of Northeim, Göttingen and Goslar, the German Weather Service had issued an official storm warning of heavy, steady rain lasting a number of days. According to the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, considerably elevated water ranges are to be anticipated. The Elbe overflowed its banks in Hamburg within the morning. In Övelgönne, the water flooded a parking zone and components of the seashore.

Storm surge mark of two.5 meters unsure

The storm surge mark of 1.5 meters above imply flood can also be anticipated on Thursday night in Husum, on the Eider barrage close to Tönning and in Elsfleth. Such water ranges are prone to be reached in Hamburg late within the night. The water ranges are then anticipated to initially lower earlier than they attain storm surge ranges once more, in line with the BSH forecast. Cuxhaven, the East Frisian islands of Borkum and Norderney in addition to Emden and Papenburg on the Ems will in all probability even be affected. Water ranges are anticipated to be barely greater than on Thursday night. It is unclear whether or not the mark of a extreme storm surge of two.5 meters above imply excessive water shall be reached. The state of affairs continues to be creating, mentioned the BSH spokeswoman. The Lower Saxony State Office for Water Management, Coastal and Nature Conservation has additionally issued an advance warning for the Hase, Aller, Oker and Leine rivers.

Several ferries are canceled

Due to the stormy climate, vacationers have to be ready for restricted ferry site visitors. On Friday, ferry site visitors to and from the East Frisian island of Wangerooge shall be utterly stopped, as introduced by Deutsche Bahn, which operates the ferry site visitors with a subsidiary. Departures from Harlesiel in Frisia and Wangerooge shall be canceled from Thursday afternoon. The island of Langeoog additionally introduced doable ferry cancellations for Thursday and Friday. Ferries between the Halligen and the mainland are additionally canceled, the Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei introduced on its web site.

Probably not a white Christmas

It is anticipated to stay wet and gentle this weekend too. “Christmas will be more green,” says meteorologist Frank Böttcher. On Christmas Eve the temperature is round eight levels – “so it’s far from possible that there can be a white Christmas.”

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NDR 1 Lower Saxony | Hello Lower Saxony | 12/20/2023 | 19:30 o’clock