The weather in Germany has switched to midsummer, at least in some regions. However, there is a risk of severe storms from Thursday. A map shows where this can be expected.

On Wednesday there was a real midsummer feeling in some regions, with Baden-Baden breaking the record with 31.5 degrees. The first heatwave of the year is here and will remain so on Thursday and Friday in parts of the country. “At the same time, the weather kitchen is starting to boil again,” says It cannot be ruled out that locally 80 liters of rain will fall per square meter in a very short time. On Thursday, the first thunderstorm front with severe weather potential will cross the west and center of the country in particular. According to “”, heavy rain, hail, storm and even hurricane gusts are to be feared, the tornado risk is increased.

The German Weather Service (DWD) announces strong thunderstorms with heavy rain around 20 l/m² as well as smaller hail and gusts of wind up to 80 km/h. Locally, storms with heavy rain of up to 40 l/m² in a short time, hail of up to 3 cm and sometimes heavy gusts of wind or hurricane-like gusts of around 100 km/h are to be expected.

Weather in Germany: Enormous amounts of rain possible on Friday

According to the DWD, individual, sometimes heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain of around 20 l/m² as well as smaller hail and gusts of wind up to 80 km/h are to be expected in the north on Friday night. Over the course of the night in the west and southwest there will be renewed showers and thunderstorms in some areas, with heavy rain, squalls and small hail possible. And especially in the west, according to the DWD, individual fog fields with visibility of less than 150 m are possible.

The map shows the forecast for Thursday 19 May. Clicking on the map takes you to the provider “”.

On Friday, a second storm front will bring further storms. “Even the particularly dangerous supercells are possible,” says meteorologist Paul Heger from “”. A supercell is a huge storm cloud that consists of several thunderstorms and in the center of which there is a rotating vortex that can grow into a tornado.

According to “”, the thunderstorms on Friday will bring massive amounts of rain. In extreme cases, 80 liters of rain can fall locally in a “very short time”, predicts Heger. “But it’s also true that you can hardly assess that with such complex systems as what’s going on on Friday.”

Sources: German Weather Service,, “”

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