IN PICTURES: Storms and floods strike across western Germany

IN PICTURES: Storms and floods strike across western Germany

Firefighters and police were called out numerous times on Thursday evening as thunderstorms brought traffic to a standstill, overturned trees and flooded cellars.

More thunderstorms predicted to soak southern and western regions

More thunderstorms predicted to soak southern and western regions

‘Tropical’ heat predicted after storms bring floods and mudslides

‘Tropical’ heat predicted after storms bring floods and mudslides

Roads and railways flooded after heavy storms sweep across Saxony

Roads and railways flooded after heavy storms sweep across Saxony

Extreme weather advisory as thunderstorms to hit southern Germany

Extreme weather advisory as thunderstorms to hit southern Germany

Damaged homes and flooded streets after thunderstorms sweep across Germany

Damaged homes and flooded streets after thunderstorms sweep across Germany

Hundreds of police calls after heavy thunderstorms hit western Germany

Hundreds of police calls after heavy thunderstorms hit western Germany

More storms to hit NRW after heavy rains flood streets and basements

More storms to hit NRW after heavy rains flood streets and basements