Violet alert in Austria. After the tragic floods in Germany, our neighbors are now also trembling. The authorities warn of heavy rain, hail and possible flooding.
The reason for this is the low pressure area “Bernd”, which also caused heavy rainfall and floods in Switzerland. This is now slowly shifting to the east and thus pulling directly over Austria.
From Saturday, disaster control expects heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail, especially along the Alps. Rain amounts of up to 120 liters per square meter are expected.
Weather calms down next week
The civil protection department warns that the heavy rainfall could lead to flooding along the major rivers Salzach and Inn. The highest severe weather warning level has therefore been declared for five federal states.
It should rain heavily, especially from Saturday lunchtime. According to forecasts, the weather in Austria should calm down again from Monday. (zis)
Published: 07/17/2021, 3 minutes ago
Last updated: July 17, 2021, 1 minute ago