The people in Berlin and Brandenburg have to prepare for severe storms on Friday. The German Weather Service (DWD) announced on Friday morning that a thunderstorm with heavy rain would be moving from the south and west in the afternoon.

Rainfall of up to 40 liters per square meter is possible in one hour. In addition, hail and gusts of wind as well as sometimes hurricane-force gusts with speeds of up to 110 kilometers per hour are to be expected. “Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out,” said a DWD spokesman in Potsdam.

According to the forecast, thunderstorms and heavy rain can still be expected from the south-west in the evening. Over the course of the night, the weather situation calmed down, with local showers still possible. According to the DWD, before it cools down on Saturday and Sunday, the temperatures on Friday will rise again to a summery 23 to 28 degrees. At night they drop to 15 to 12 degrees.