German weather officials issued several warnings for wind to affect the entire country on Thursday, March 12. Orange and yellow warnings are expected to remain in place until approximately 16:00 (local time) on Thursday in central Germany while inclement weather may persist until 18:00 in some central and southern areas. Red wind warnings are also in place in the northern country, in parts of the Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern states until approximately 13:00 on Thursday, where wind gusts of up to 115 kph (71 mph) are forecast.
Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming hours and days.
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.