storm passing through Berlin region

For today and tomorrow an official weather warning for Berlin (and other regions) has been released: a heavy storm named ‘Xaver’ is passing through. The speed of wind is expected to go up 100 or even 150 km/h – that’s around 60 – 100 miles per hour. It might rain and/or snow during the evening and night time.

…blogging the storm: I’ll update this post whenever there’s news to report about the storm or damage the storm has done to Berlin and Berlin region…

Fr. 17:00
It’s still a bit windy in Berlin, some “snow” came down, some construction sites collapsed – business as usual. Berlin streets looks way worse after 1st of May or New Year’s Eve.  Berlin traces of storm Xxaver

Fr. 11:05
Heavy winds, but little damage – currently that seems to be the conclusion / the after math. Although maybe it’s still too early the storm is not quite gone yet. Officials just renewd the storm warning and at least until the evening hours one shold still be quite careful when outside.

01:00
Now weather forecast service says the worst is already over? Good. We’ll see tomorrow morning…

18:30
Weather forecast service says the wind peak is expected for tomorrow morning.

18:00
Most of Berlin’s christmas markets will close their doors early today – or at least close their roundabouts and Ferris wheels will shut down. Schools will be open on Friday, but parents may decide for themselves if they want their kids to school. And Berlin firefighters have been asked for help in storm related incidents for about 25 times in the last two hours.

16:00
Over here you can find a loop of satellite images –>
www.wetterdienst.de/Deutschlandwetter/Satellitenbilder/Satellitenfilm/
…quite impressive to see, how the storm is slowly moving across northern Europe, approaching Berlin area… – …I guess I’ll soon pack my things, go home and have a cup of tea…
Just read on Twitter: “Svend or Bodil? Denmark and Sweden cant even agree on the name of a storm.” lol

15:20
When outdoors you should watch out for things flying around like parts of trees or roofs or flower pots that could fall off balconies. If you have a balcony yourself or flower pots attached to your windows please make sure everything is stable and in a safe position. In case you’re leaving your appartment check your windows and make sure all windows are closed. Fasten your seat belts and put your seat in an upright position…


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