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Storm: Railroad chaos in the south – advance warning for north-eastern Bavaria

Storm: Railroad chaos in the south – advance warning for north-eastern Bavaria

A violent thunderstorm severely affected rail traffic in southern Upper Bavaria on Thursday evening. As announced by the Bavarian region of Reggiobahn, an antenna line was damaged in the Obersee on Lake Chiemsee in the Traunstein district. There are still no trains running between Rosenheim and Salzburg. BRB regional trains as well as DB and ÖBB long-distance trains are affected. Trains terminate from Munich towards Salzburg and return to Prien until further notice. Trains from Salzburg terminate towards Munich and return to Traunstein until further notice.

Upper Bavaria: The cellar floods, and a tree falls on the car

However, the DWD's severe weather warning has now been lifted for many areas of Upper Bavaria. After heavy rains and thunderstorms hit the area, several basements in Inn Valley, among other places, were filled. The Rosenheim Integrated Rescue Control Center, which is also responsible for the Miesbach area, reported carrying out between 40 and 50 missions. There were also isolated streets and tunnels that were flooded.

In Chimjao, several trees fell and individual streets were closed. As the Upper and South Bavaria Police Headquarters announced, a tree fell on a car parked near the Obersee in which two people were sitting. The fire department freed the two and were not injured. Objects were blown up in the road on the A8 motorway in the Siegsdorf area.

Advance warning for Friday – north-eastern Bavaria affected

The German Meteorological Service (DWD) also warned in advance of severe thunderstorms in northeastern Bavaria. The advance warning is in effect Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. North Upper Palatinate, the Nuremberg region and Upper Franconia are affected.

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According to DWD, there is a risk of isolated but severe thunderstorms with large hailstones up to 5 cm. In addition, severe storms with tornado gusts of up to 130 km/h can occur locally. Locally heavy rainfall can reach up to 40 liters per square meter in a short period of time.

Rain across Bavaria from tomorrow

The weather condition is caused by a depression moving from France to northern Germany and bringing warm to very warm air prone to thunderstorms to Germany from the southwest.

During the night thunderstorms move east. Meteorologists expect rain to fall in large parts of the Free State during Friday. Temperatures are expected to rise again to range between 21 and 29 degrees.