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28 Jan 2020 | 04:59 AM UTC

Germany: Strong winds and thunderstorms forecast in southern country January 27-29

Meteorological authorities issue red and orange warnings for the southern half of the country January 27-29; anticipate transportation disruptions

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Event

Meteorological officials issued several red and orange weather warnings for strong winds and thunderstorms on Monday, January 27, for most of the southern country. Wind gusts of 130 kph (80 mph) are forecast to affect the region. The alerts will remain in effect through Wednesday, January 29. Additional yellow alerts for icy road conditions are in place in central Germany and are expected to remain in effect until Wednesday.

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).