Hanover. Storm “Ignatz” in Lower Saxony arrived!
The German Weather Service (DWD) warns for Lower Saxony from violent gusts of wind. Hurricane-like gusts are also possible at high altitudes in the Harz Mountains – and they have in Lower Saxony a wind speed of up to 110 kilometers per hour. According to the experts, even tornadoes cannot be ruled out!
Lower Saxony: Storm “Ignatz” is here! Even tornadoes cannot be ruled out
According to a DWD spokeswoman, storm “Ignatz” will only rage in the south-west of Lower Saxony and then move further east from there. Also watch out for gusts of force 8 and 9. If you can, you should definitely work from home.
If you are out and about in the open: it is essential to keep your distance from trees, scaffolding or even buildings, because heavy branches, roof tiles or other objects can be swirled around from there.
This is how a weather forecast is created:
- Around 10,000 ground stations, 7,000 ships, 600 ocean buoys, 500 weather radar stations and around 3,000 aircraft worldwide ensure that weather data is recorded every hour.
- Weather satellites provide surveillance from space.
- Meteorologists can thus observe what is happening around the world.
- Parameters such as air temperature and pressure, wind direction and speed or cloud height are measured.
- So collect around 25,000 messages per hour.
- These are evaluated and transmitted – so weather forecasts remain up to date.
Here you can read more about storm “Ignatz” in Lower Saxony.
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12.22 p.m .: A few minutes ago there was another storm operation in Wolfenbüttel. Parts of a tree fell down on Ravensberger Strasse and damaged a car. The fire brigade will remove more branches.
11:37 a.m .: 147 km / h on the Brocken!
On the Brocken in the Harz Mountains, the storm has now reached a top speed of 147 km / h. The highest warning level still applies here – this is unique in Germany. Gusts of 85 km / h were measured in Braunlage
The wind has already broken rows of trees in the Harz Mountains, some fields on roads. The federal road 498 between Altenau and Dammhaus in the Goslar district was closed due to numerous fallen trees. On federal highway 4, a tree also fielded a car. According to the police, no one was injured. “We are not yet aware of any major damage,” a spokesman for the police in Goslar said. There have also been no reports of injuries to date.
“Going into the forest now is absolutely irresponsible. Even when the storm has subsided, trees can still fall over at any time, ”warns Friedhart Knolle from the Harz National Park. “The main storm field has now withdrawn to the east, in the direction of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the Baltic Sea. But it remains stormy, ”says DWD meteorologist Karsten Kürbis.
11.20 a.m.: Railway chaos in Hanover and in the Harz Mountains
In Hanover, NOTHING is currently going on at the main train station. The queues at the counters and at the info point are getting longer and longer.
Deutsche Bahn has announced that there will be cancellations and delays nationwide due to the weather damage. Long-distance traffic in the neighboring state of North Rhine-Westphalia has been discontinued.
The railway company Erixx reports disruptions on some lines in the Harz due to branches and trees in the track.
11.00 am: “Ignatz” sweeps over the Brocken so hard!
The lump in the Harz Mountains is as if swept empty. “Ignatz” rages over the Harz summit at an average of 120 kilometers per hour. The widemeter on the Brocken plateau even indicated 124 km / h. The electricity there also failed for a short time. For safety reasons, guests of the Brockenhotel were brought into the valley in vehicles – otherwise their lives would have been in danger.
Christian Freiser from Hanover is here on vacation with his family, says: “I’ve been to the Brocken several times, but I’ve never experienced anything like it. It’s like running into a wall. It just doesn’t go any further. ”And further:“ We got up here yesterday and there was a lot of cracking in the forest. ”
10.07 a.m.: Storm is also raging in Helmstedt
So far, the fire brigade has had two storm operations in Helmstedt. On B1 there was a treetop in the street. On the Maschweg it was even a whole tree that had overturned. The fire brigade sawed it up, the roadway is clear again.
10.00 a.m .: Animal parks and zoos closed
The Essehof zoo remains closed today. “Due to the current storm warning, we have decided not to open the zoo today for safety reasons,” writes the zoo.
The zoo in Osnabrück remains closed today – you do not want the health of visitors or dangerous animals. Tomorrow the animal parks and zoos should open again.
9.10 a.m.: Wolfenbüttel fire brigade in constant use
The storm “Ignatz” can now also be clearly felt in Wolfenbüttel. The Wolfenbüttel local fire brigade has been in action on the Große Breite road for around 20 minutes. A tree fell on the street there.
8.00 a.m.: Man in Delmenhorst injured by falling branch
The police have not yet reported any major damage reports. Occasionally trees fell on the street, it was said from Osnabrück. On Wednesday evening, a man was hit by a falling branch in Delmenhorst, but was only slightly injured, the police said.
6.30 a.m .: Heavy rain and thunderstorms from “Ignatz”
“Ignatz” brings heavy rain and local thunderstorms. The temperatures are also pushed down by “Ignatz”, so it should be between 12 and 16 degrees on Thursday, but only a maximum of 13 degrees on Friday.