The situation is still quite confusing: From Wednesday, storm Hendrik is expected to reach Germany from the west. “The storm system points from the west over Benelux and France. Gusts of 90 to 110 kilometers per hour are also expected there, ”warns weather expert Dominik Jung. The first foothills of the storm should hit northwest Germany on Wednesday morning. “It goes on all Wednesday until the storm increases significantly from the west on Thursday night,” says Jung.
“Full hurricane force possible”
Then “Hendrik” should rage all over Germany. Jung: “In the high areas such as the Harz Mountains, gusts of up to 140 or 150 km / h are possible. That is full hurricane strength. ”
But what surprised Jung: There are still no official warnings. One reason could be that meteorologists always consult several weather models. The American weather model has been warning of the severe storm for six days, the German one for three days.
It is also difficult to forecast how hard the storm will hit Lower Saxony and the Hanover region. There were plenty of warnings in the storms of the past few months, but the region always got off lightly. So far.
From NP / occ