During the rain on Friday night, the fire brigade in the Berlin city area went out to a total of 17 weather-related operations. That is a rather small number in storms, said a fire department spokesman.
There was heavy rain in the early evening, especially in the east of the city. According to the German Weather Service, most of the rain fell in Berlin-Marzahn, at 32 liters per square meter. In Berlin-Ahrensfelde it was 28 liters and Berlin-Buch 20 liters. Berlin-Tempelhof received the least amount of rain with 13 liters and Berlin-Dahlem with 8 liters.
In Köpenick, streets were flooded by the thunderstorm. Tram lines 62, 63 and 68 had to be partially diverted. A Twitter user reported that the S-Bahn station was partially under water.
The ground couldn’t absorb that much rain in such a short time even where it wasn’t sealed.
The thunderstorms also passed over the east of Brandenburg. As reported by rbb, citing the Northeast regional control center for the districts of Oberhavel, Barnim and Uckermark, roads were also flooded there and trees were also broken by the storm.