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06 Mar 2020 | 05:03 AM UTC

Germany: Heavy winds hit southern Germany March 6-7

Weather officials issue warnings for heavy winds in southern regions March 6-7; anticipate transportation disruptions

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Event

Meteorological authorities issued several orange warnings in southern Germany for Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, where winds of up 85 kph (53 mph) are forecast. The warnings are expected to remain in effect until 14:00 (local time) in southwest regions, while inclement weather could persist until Saturday, March 7, at 18:00 in some southeastern areas. In central Germany, an additional orange warning will remain in place until Saturday at 18:00 in the Harz district (Saxony-Anhalt state).

Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, prepare for transportation disruptions (including road closures) and power outages, confirm travel itineraries, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.