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15 Jan 2020 | 07:01 AM UTC

Germany: Red weather warning issued in Harz district January 15

Meteorological authorities issue red warning in Harz district January 15; anticipate transportation disruptions

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Event

Meteorological officials issued a red weather warning on Tuesday, January 14, for the Harz district, where wind gusts of 130 kph (80 mph) are expected. The alert will remain in effect through Wednesday, January 15, at 18:00 (local time). Several orange weather warnings for heavy winds are also in place across Germany, expected to remain in effect in northern regions until 15:00 and in southern areas until at least 20:00.

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 and prepare for transportation disruptions (including road closures).