Wind gusts up to 85 km/h

Weather service issues storm warning for Bonn and region

The first fall storm reaches into Bonn and the region.

Bonn/Region. The German Weather Service has put out a warning that there may be strong winds resulting in falling branches for Bonn and the region through Wednesday evening.

The German Weather Service issued several weather warnings on Wednesday morning. In Bonn, Rhine-Sieg- and Rhine-Erft counties, wind gusts between 65 and 85 kilometers per hour can occur until 8 pm. For the area in and around Euskirchen, the weather service warns that there could be winds up to100 kilometers per hour.

Causing the turbulent weather is an intense low-pressure system moving over the North Sea to southern Sweden.  It reaches into North Rhine Westphalia this morning as it crosses through.

Meteorologists speak of a “storm” when wind speeds reach 85 kilometers per hour.  It means there is a risk that tree branches will be broken off or roof tiles could be blown away. For the area of Euskirchen, they are under heavy storm warnings.  Winds there could also topple trees and damage homes.

Typical fall weather will also remain in the coming days.  Bonn weather service Wetteronline expects heavy winds again on Thursday as well as an 80 percent chance of rain.  Friday should bring less wind, but more cloud cover.  Temperatures of around 18°C are expected on Wednesday.  On Thursday and Friday, maximum temperatures will reach just below that.

(Orig. text: Anja Wollschlaeger / Translation: ckloep)