DWD: Warning for severe thunderstorms and continuous rain extended

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Offenbach (dts) – The German Weather Service (DWD) has extended its warning of severe thunderstorms in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. They now apply until the later evening hours, the meteorologists announced on Thursday in Offenbach. However, an extension of the warnings or an expansion to other areas is possible.

The storm could lead to flooding of cellars and streets, according to the DWD. There is also a local risk of lightning damage. Hail damage is also possible.

Citizens in Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and North Rhine-Westphalia are warned of continuous rain. This could lead to flooding in streams and rivers, flooding of streets and landslides. Flooding of cellars and streets is also possible.

It was said that rainfall amounts of between 40 and 70 liters per square meter are possible in some areas, and in some places around 100 liters per square meter. A large proportion of the quantities fall within three to six hours.

According to meteorologists, the south and west of Germany is in the area of ​​​​influence of a low over Western Europe in the influx of very humid and moderately warm sea air. A small-scale marginal depression is moving from the edge of the Alps to western Germany. A heavy rain area is forming on its southwest flank, covering the southwest and west of the country and incorporating remnants of the evening thunderstorm clusters, the weather service explained.