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03 Feb 2020 | 04:39 AM UTC

Germany: Heavy rain and strong winds expected in southern Germany February 3-4

Meteorological authorities issue red weather warnings for heavy rain and strong winds in southern country February 3-4, anticipate associated disruptions

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Event

On Sunday, February 2, meteorological authorities issued several weather warnings across Germany due to forecast inclement weather. In the southernmost country, red weather alerts were issued for heavy rain, possibly resulting in landslides, and will remain in effect through Tuesday, February 4. Additional orange and yellow warnings are also in place for strong winds in central and southern Germany. Two red weather warnings will remain in effect this Monday in the Erzgebirgskreis and Harz districts in central Germany where wind gusts of 105 kph (65 mph) are expected.

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

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports and prepare for transportation disruptions (including road closures).