As northern Germany welcomes frost following weeks of rain and flooding, farmers and authorities are grappling with the mixed effects on dykes and flooded lands, amid constrained government budgets for relief and future flood prevention.
Severe flooding is affecting parts of Germany again after record-breaking December rains, with Lower Saxony facing the brunt of the deluge and emergency services, including the armed forces, responding to the crisis.
Storm Zoltan moved over Germany and neighboring countries on December 22, 2023, bringing gale-force winds and heavy rains. The storm left several people dead, caused extensive damage, and disrupted traffic across the region.
Sentinel-2 satellite captured a stunning view of Munich and its surroundings on December 7, 2023, still blanketed in snow following the city’s heaviest snowfall in 20 years, recorded on December 2.
Munich woke up to a record-breaking snowfall of 50 cm (1.6 feet) on December 2, 2023, marking the city’s heaviest snowfall in two decades. The German Weather Service had previously issued Level 2 and Level 3 weather warnings for heavy snowfall in southern Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg, leading to significant disruptions in air travel and ground transportation.
Germany is on high alert for thunderstorms, massive hailstones, and possible tornadoes as the low-pressure weather system, dubbed “Lambert,” sweeps across the country. This atypical weather comes after weeks of warm weather and is a significant shift for the nation.
A series of violent thunderstorms swept across Germany on Tuesday evening, June 20, 2023, producing heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts, and a possible tornado near Frankfurt. Significant damage was reported, with numerous trees toppled, approximately 20 vehicles and a residential building damaged in Rüsselsheim am Main, a city situated near Frankfurt.
At least one person has been killed and more than 50 were injured on May 20, 2022, when a violent storm named ‘Emmelinde” hit Germany, spawning several tornadoes and leaving widespread damage.
Storm Ylenia, known as Dudley in the United Kingdom, hit Germany on February 18, 2022, wreaking havoc across the country and leaving at least three people dead. The storm also affected neighboring countries, including Netherlands and Poland, where two people lost…
A waterspout formed in the Baltic Sea near the German port city of Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, and moved onshore, injuring at least 7 people, of which 3 severely. Several members of a rowing club were thrown into the water while others…