Storm low “Nadia”: Bahn stops long-distance traffic in northern Germany

As of: 01/29/2022 9:02 p.m

Due to the storm “Nadia”, Deutsche Bahn is temporarily suspending long-distance traffic in northern Germany. The federal states of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Hamburg and Bremen are affected.

Due to the storm, long-distance Deutsche Bahn services in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Hamburg and Bremen have been temporarily suspended. The railway announced this in the evening via Twitter.

The Hamburg storm surge warning service also warned of a severe storm surge on Sunday night. For Hamburg, the high water peak on Sunday night at the St. Pauli level is expected to be 5.20 meters above sea level, which corresponds to 3.05 meters above the mean high water.

A storm surge threatens on the North Sea

According to the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, there is also a risk of a severe storm surge for the German North Sea coast. There are also storm surge warnings on the Baltic Sea in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Several ferries between Rostock and Gedser on the Danish island of Falster are cancelled.

The peak of the storm is expected on Sunday night, said a DWD meteorologist in Offenbach. As the DWD announced, the winds in many places in Lower Saxony intensify during the evening and can reach speeds of up to 110 kilometers per hour on the coasts. Occasionally in Schleswig-Holstein and on exposed sections of the Baltic Sea coast in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, hurricane gusts of wind force twelve with speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour cannot be ruled out.

Heavy gusts also on the Brocken

The DWD also expects severe gusts of wind on the Brocken in the Harz Mountains. The national park administration therefore advises against forest visits beyond the weekend. The hurricane-like gusts pose an acute danger to life, it said. Trees could be uprooted and entire treetops and branches could fall.

According to the DWD, the wind will decrease over the course of the day on Sunday, and the day will then be mostly quite friendly, with maximum temperatures between four and eight degrees.

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