According to the information released by the German Meteorological Agency, many places in Germany ushered in extreme weather from the evening of the 6th to the 7th local time, with blizzards in the north and freezing rain in the central region.
Some areas have issued the highest level of meteorological warnings. Authorities called on people to avoid driving as much as possible, and some public transportation was forced to suspend operations. Fire, police, disaster prevention and control, road service organizations, etc. are fully coordinating their work and actively dismantling risks.
German media reported on the 7th that many federal states, including North Wales, Lower Saxony, Thuringia, etc., were seriously affected. Not only many roads were closed, but short-distance and long-distance trains were cancelled one after another.
At the same time, accidents caused by extreme weather are more common, including wind and snow breaking trees, and power outages caused by damage to power supply facilities. According to the latest data released by the North Wales police, from the afternoon of the 6th to the early morning of the 7th, 222 accidents have occurred in the area, causing 2 serious injuries and 26 minor injuries.
In addition, according to meteorological bureau experts, the extreme weather with a huge temperature difference between north and south Germany is very rare.
The temperature in the northeast will even fall to about minus 20 degrees Celsius, with an hourly wind speed of 70 kilometers, and the snowfall in the relevant areas ranges from 20 centimeters to 40 centimeters. Moreover, Germany is expected to maintain extremely low temperatures for the coming week.