Heavy thunderstorms anticipated on European Championship and pageant weekend | EUROtoday

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Status: 21.06.2024 19:10

Organizers of music festivals and guests to the European Championships need to the skies with concern this weekend. In some areas of Germany, extreme climate warnings have been issued. In Saxony-Anhalt, the fireplace brigade has already been deployed.

Severe climate warnings in some elements of Germany are additionally having an influence on music festivals and European Championship fan zones this weekend. Organizers try to organize in addition to doable. Restrictions had been already in place within the afternoon. In Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, the fireplace brigade had to reply to quite a few operations.

The metropolis of Leipzig had postponed the opening of the European Championship fan zone on Augustusplatz within the metropolis heart from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. In the night, the nationwide groups of the Netherlands and France will meet.

Already on Tuesday, the Leipzig fan space had been quickly closed for security causes attributable to impending storms.

Several main music occasions, such because the “Southside” in Neuhausen ob Eck north of Lake Constance or the “Hurricane” in Scheeßel in Lower Saxony, might be affected by rain and thunderstorms. A live performance by singer Peter Maffay can be deliberate in Rostock's Ostseestadion. The Fête de la Musique music pageant can be coming into its subsequent spherical throughout Germany. Hundreds of performances are deliberate in Berlin alone.

Fire brigade operations in Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia

In Saxony-Anhalt, the fireplace brigade was already in motion in lots of locations within the Mansfeld-Südharz district this afternoon. A lot of forces had been on the transfer, a fireplace brigade spokesman stated. There had been additionally disruptions on the A38 motorway close to Eisleben.

In Thuringia, the fireplace brigade was referred to as out to operations in a number of districts. In Gotha, for instance, drains and cellars had been flooded, the district workplace reported.

Frankfurt quickly closes elements of the fan zone

A piece of the Frankfurt European Football Championship fan zone on the banks of the Main was quickly closed and cleared on Friday night attributable to a thunderstorm. A tree had fallen over within the public viewing space, stated a police spokesman. The hearth brigade was busy clearing up the realm. Towards the tip of the primary half of the Poland vs. Austria match, soccer followers had been allowed to return to the fan zone.

Severe climate warnings for East and West Germany

According to the German Weather Service (DWD), an elevated threat of extreme climate was anticipated from the afternoon onwards, significantly within the southeast and east. The DWD introduced this in its warning report. Hail, heavy storm and hurricane gusts and heavy rain with as much as 40 liters per sq. meter had been anticipated by the night. In the east, remoted tornadoes may additionally not be dominated out.

Thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail and gusts of wind are subsequently doable in nearly all areas of Germany. A warning has additionally been issued for western Germany.

The climate is anticipated to relax significantly by Sunday on the newest. On Saturday, remoted showers are nonetheless doable within the northeast and east, and remoted thunderstorms with heavy rain within the south, in line with the DWD.