November starts with uncomfortable weather – in Baden-Württemberg, Germany and parts of Europe. There is a risk of continuous rain for several days in Baden-Württemberg, As Echo24.de reports. Hurricane Emir, known internationally as Ciaran, passed over the coasts of England and France. Now the German Meteorological Service has issued a storm and severe weather warning for the coasts of northern Germany and the Baltic Sea early Thursday morning.
The weather service said the cyclone depression was moving from the English Channel across England towards the North Sea. Wind speeds are expected to reach 90 kilometers per hour by midday. In the North Sea, East Frisia and Helgoland are particularly affected.
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Waves break the harbor wall in Folkestone, Kent, as Storm Kieran brings strong winds and heavy rain to the south coast of England. | 6 photos | Photo: Gareth Fuller (PA Wire)
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Michael Nugent, owner of Nugelato Ice Cream restaurant on Sugar Island, UK, carries his belongings through floodwaters after the city canal burst its banks during heavy rain. | 6 photos | Photo: Brian Lawless (PA Wire)
Merchants Wharf, UK: A man lays sandbags outside a shop after the city canal burst its banks during heavy rain. | 6 photos | Photo: Brian Lawless (PA Wire)
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Hurricane Amir is moving from England towards the North Sea and the Baltic Sea – storms and wind gusts are expected
Strong winds are expected to remain mostly strong over the Baltic Sea, but stronger winds can be expected from Flensburg to Fehmarn and on Rügen. Strong winds are accompanied by heavy clouds and rain, with temperatures ranging between 11 and 14 degrees. The wind intensity is expected to decrease slightly by the end of the week, but it will remain mostly windy and rainy.
DWD expects wind gusts of up to 60 kilometers per hour to hit the city and parts of Heilbronn and the Hohenlohe region on Thursday. In open areas, wind speeds reach 70 km/hour. So the weather service issued an “official warning.”
Hurricane Emir hits the Channel Islands, and schools remain closed
The cyclone hit southwest England and the Channel Islands on Thursday evening. According to police, wind speeds of up to 164 kilometers per hour were measured on the island of Jersey. A statement from Jersey Police said: “Please stay inside. The situation is very dangerous out there.” Police said about 40 people were evacuated from their homes overnight due to storm damage. Media reported covered roofs and fallen trees. Air traffic to and from Jersey was suspended, according to a BBC report. Schools remained closed.
People on the south coast of England were also preparing for strict restrictions due to the storm. Hundreds of schools in Cornwall and Devon remained closed. It was reported that 6,000 homes in Devon were without power. The cyclone is expected to cause further damage along the south-eastern coast of England during the day. Many train operators in the greater London area have called on people to only take essential journeys.
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