Stormy night expected: “Nadia” whistles through the north

As of: 01/29/2022 6:30 p.m

The people in the north are faced with stormy hours at night due to the “Nadia” low. The German Weather Service (DWD) warns of storms up to hurricane gusts on the coast and in the north-east.

The storm low over the North Sea has been keeping the fire brigade in Lower Saxony busy since Saturday afternoon. In the Aurich district alone, the fire brigade has been called out 16 times because trees or construction fences have fallen, according to a spokesman. In Schleswig-Holstein, too, the emergency services were called to numerous storm-related operations – for example because of fallen trees, loose roof tiles and overturned construction site barriers. Since midday, there had been around 200 operations within four hours in the area of ​​​​the regional control center responsible for Kiel, Neumünster and Rendsburg, among other things, as a spokesman said. Rail traffic was also affected, for example between Itzehoe and Hamburg and Heide and Itzehoe due to fallen trees.

“Highlight on Sunday night”

“The peak of the storm is expected on Sunday night,” said a DWD meteorologist in Offenbach. As the DWD announced, the winds in many places in Lower Saxony intensify during the evening and can reach speeds of up to 110 kilometers per hour on the coasts. Occasionally in Schleswig-Holstein and on exposed sections of the Baltic Sea coast in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, hurricane gusts of wind force twelve with speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour cannot be ruled out.

Further information

The German weather service warns of possible hurricane gusts until Sunday morning – especially on the coast of Western Pomerania. There is a storm surge warning for Sunday. more

Storm surge warning in Hamburg

The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) warns of a storm surge in the Hamburg Elbe area. The water levels could be up to 2.50 meters higher than the mean high tide. The apex should be reached on Sunday night, as a spokesman said on Saturday. There are also storm surge warnings for North Friesland and on the Baltic Sea in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Several ferries between Rostock and Gedser on the Danish island of Falster are canceled on the Baltic Sea.

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Buoys float in the wind-swept water off the coast of the Baltic Sea.  © picture alliance/dpa |  Axel Heimken Photo: Axel Heimken

The rescue centers report the first calls. The DWD has predicted gusts of up to 110 kilometers per hour. more

National Park Administration: Do not enter the Harz Mountains

The DWD is also expecting severe gusts of wind on the Brocken in the Harz Mountains – hurricane gusts are also possible on the 1,141 high summit by Sunday afternoon. The national park administration therefore advises against forest visits beyond the weekend. The hurricane-like gusts pose an acute danger to life, it said. Trees could be uprooted and entire treetops and branches could fall. Efforts will be made to eliminate the damage in the Harz forests in a timely manner, said a spokesman. However, it could be that individual paths are temporarily not accessible after the storm.

Sunday it will be quieter – Monday storm again

According to the DWD, the wind will decrease over the course of the day on Sunday, and the day will then be mostly quite friendly – with maximum temperatures between four and eight degrees. “In the night to Monday and on Monday there is a risk of new adversity,” said the meteorologist. A low ensures rain and snow above 200 to 400 meters across the country. In addition, stormy winds are blowing, especially in the west and south-west. The changeable and very windy weather will not change in the coming days.

Further information

Jannis and Andre brace themselves against the wind on the beach of Dangast on Friday (02/01/2008).  The German Weather Service for the coastal region warns of further hurricane-force gusts.  © Carmen Jaspersen / dpa - report

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