First storm of year blows over north and western Germany

First storm of year blows over north and western Germany
A tree lies on the street in Warendorf on March 11th. Photo: DPA
On Thursday parts of the north and west of the country have been experiencing stormy conditions, as a low pressure sweeps in from the north sea, bringing rain and wind with it.

The whole of Germany except for the southeast corner was affected by the storm which started to hit land on Thursday morning and was expected to continue into Thursday evening.

The worst of the weather was in the states of Lower Saxony on North Rhine-Westphalia, where the German Weather Service (DWD) predicted hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall.

The DWD warned that the wind would be so powerful that it could uproot trees and lead to branches falling to the ground.

On Friday, further stormy weather can be expected in western and northern regions of the country with temperatures between 7 and 13C.

The weather is set to remain cold and wet over the weekend in much of the country with temperatures in the single digits and plenty of rain forecast.

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