Munich (dpa / lby) - In addition to sunshine and heat, there should be many thunderstorms this weekend. On Saturday afternoon there was a level four storm warning for the regions of Middle Franconia and Upper Palatinate, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Saturday. Thunderstorms of this highest reporting level are considered dangerous and it is advised not to be outdoors.
Lightning struck a spruce tree in Biessenhofen (Ostallgäu district) on Friday, which then crashed onto the roof of a house. It was moderately damaged and patched up, police said on Saturday. A motorist got stuck in 70 centimeters of water on a flooded road on the same day. Such damage and obstacles are increasingly possible at warning level four.
Local thunderstorms are also expected in the Alps on Saturday. Heavy rain, hail and hurricane-force gusts of up to 80 kilometers per hour are possible. Pentecost Sunday brings more thunderstorms - especially in the afternoon and evening. According to the DWD, these can be particularly dangerous on Lake Constance and in the foothills of the Alps up to the Bavarian Forest. Temperatures up to 30 degrees are possible.