Monday, June 10, 2019, 14:00 CEST
France, Benelux, Germany
June 03-07, 2019
Picture of a shelf cloud near Hannover
June 03, 12 UTC
Source: Thomas Eisinger
Great heat and severe thunderstorms initiated the meteorological summer in Germany. In addition to heavy rain, there were also downbursts and big hail.
The south and southwest were particularly affected, whereas the northeast, as so often, had only a few thunderstorms. The northeast was struggling with
forest fires and even the thunderstorms did little to remedy the situation.
Just in time for the meteorological start of summer on 1 June, temperatures in Germany rose to over 30°C.
May was much too cool and the first week of June brought heat and thunderstorms. On the 1st and 2nd of June high PIA allowed the temperatures to climb into
the midsummer during the day. From June 3 the wind turned a southwesterly an very hot and especially humid air were brought to Germany. Due to the interplay of
high PIA and shortwave low FRANK severe thunderstorms were generated by lift drivers such as positive vorticity advection and positive layer thickness advection.
Also on the following days, Germany laid between the ridge above Eastern Europe and the trough over the Atlantic. In this zone, several shortwave / edge troughs
developed. The southwest wind remained and continued to bring hot and humid air, causing CAPE levels to rise sharply. Only on June 7 the weather calmed down until
storm low IVAN reached Germany and also produced severe thunderstorms
A few days later on June 10 an MSC hit Munich.