In Lower Saxony, heavy rain and sometimes heavy thunderstorms are expected from the southwest from the afternoon. According to DWD, there is a risk of storms in the southeastern hemisphere in particular due to heavy rain, hurricanes, and hail. A few hurricanes can’t be ruled out either. In the evening, thunderstorms with heavy rain of up to 40 liters per square meter are expected in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from the southwest in a short time. Especially in the south of the country there can be hail and locally strong gusts with wind speeds of up to 100 km / h. It is also expected to get wet in parts of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg: in the early evening, rain from the Elbe is expected to rise quickly, sometimes with rain or thunderstorms. According to DWD, the focus is between Hamburg, Lauenburg and Lübeck.
Heavy rain and hail also at night
During the night there are still thunderstorms. In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the situation is more alarming: there can be heavy rain with storm-like amounts of up to 40 liters per square meter, especially in the south, heavy rain lasting several hours with 50 liters, as well as hail and sometimes heavy. wind blowing. In Lower Saxony, people have to prepare for thunderstorms with heavy rain, hurricane-like storms and hail in many places on Saturday night. The weather is expected to calm down later.
Hundreds of missions in Lower Saxony after the storm
DWD has already warned of bad weather on Thursday. In Lower Saxony there have been many damages and operations of the fire brigade since the afternoon. A Depphols fire brigade spokesperson spoke of hurricane-like devastation between Solingen and Barnstorf. The firefighting teams in the area counted 270 operations. A person was seriously injured by a falling tree near Edelstedt. A firefighter was also injured during the operation and had to be taken to hospital.
In Lüneburg, a tree falls next to the restaurant guests
In the city and region of Osnabrück, Emsland and the county of Bentheim, police counted nearly 70 storm surge operations. In Wilhelmshaven, emergency services also had to turn out 35 times. According to police, firefighters were called a total of 29 times in Hanover, mostly due to broken and fallen branches. In downtown Lüneburg, a tree fell in a pub in Stint and fell in Ilmenau. Although the guests were still seated around the tree at the time, police said no one was hurt.
Fire truss on the roof in Lübeck after a lightning strike
In Hamburg, emergency services stopped 34 times on Thursday between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., according to a spokesperson for the Hamburg fire brigade on Friday morning. It was mainly about flooded basements and broken branches, sometimes the streets were flooded, and the garages were full. In Lübeck, 20 operations were performed within two hours. A lightning strike caused a fire in the attic.
Train cancellations and delays in Deutsche Bahn
The train passengers also felt the effects of the storm. Some trains between North Rhine-Westphalia and Hanover and Hamburg have been cancelled. According to Deutsche Bahn, there were delays on the Hannover-Berlin route. Due to damage to the upper line in Hamburg, trains from Hanover to Berlin and Göttingen were sometimes significantly delayed.