The Austrian Severe Weather Center issued a weather warning for Austria on Thursday. In the midday hours, heavy gusts of wind will blow over Vienna and Lower Austria in particular. The south and west of Vienna will be particularly hard hit. The gusts of wind could move over Vienna at between 60 and 80 km / h. The Austrian Severe Weather Center has issued the warning level orange.
There should also be strong winds in Vorarlberg, Tyrol, Salzburg, Burgenland and Styria. For Upper Austria and Carinthia, however, there is still no weather warning. The reason for the strong squalls is a marginal depression that runs from the North Sea over Scandinavia.
The storm “Ignatz” has its train on Thursday night Germany started, storm “Hendrik” crosses Switzerland during the day. The first strong autumn storm of the year brought in many places Germany violent gusts with them, sometimes also thunderstorms and rain. In the course of Thursday, the German Weather Service (DWD) calculated in a strip across the middle to the east and northeast Germany with heavy squalls and sometimes hurricane-like gusts.
Switzerland is also affected by winds. He rages on the Jura heights Sturm already in hurricane strength with up to 130 kilometers per hour, as SRF Meteo writes on Twitter. MeteoSwiss also expects the cold front to advance on the north side of the Alps with strong winds. In the Central Plateau, wind peaks of 70 to 90 degrees are to be expected. The snow line will drop below 2,000 meters.
In Germany there were initially no major damage reports; Occasionally the wind tore up trees, but nothing worse happened, according to Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg. In Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony, a man was hit by a falling branch on Wednesday evening, but was only slightly injured, the police said.