Storm: State Environmental Agency in Saxony warns of flooding | EUROtoday

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In view of a warning from the German Weather Service (DWD), the State Environmental Agency in Saxony considers a supra-regional flood state of affairs in Saxony The State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology has issued an advance warning for giant components of the Free State. According to this, there could also be heavy rain between Friday midday and Sunday afternoon.

As the low strain system strikes by way of Poland, there may even be persistent rain, generally with thunderstorms and ranging depth. According to the forecast, the quantity of precipitation can be between 50 and 120 litres per sq. metre and regionally as much as 150 litres per sq. metre in round 48 hours.

The authorities wrote of their evaluation that flood warning limits are anticipated to be exceeded from the evening of Saturday. “Depending on and the consequences of the actual rainfall, a supra-regional flood situation is possible in Saxony from Saturday – starting in the smaller watercourses of the low mountain ranges and continuing in the larger rivers,” it stated. It can’t be dominated out “that if rainfall exceeds 100 litres per square metre and the intensity of rainfall is high, the water levels will exceed the highest alarm level 4.”

The State Flood Center (LHWZ) Saxony is monitoring the state of affairs.
According to the data, the foreseeable however nonetheless unsure meteorological improvement may additionally have an effect on the Elbe from subsequent week onwards. Flood to be affected.

Large components of southern Germany are additionally included within the DWD warning. “Flooding is inevitable,” the assertion stated. The DWD stated that there’s nonetheless uncertainty in regards to the predicted quantities and spatial extent of the precipitation.