August 15, 2020,
Heat wave / thunderstorms
05 - 12 August 2020
Intense precipitation over Karlsruhe seen from hail pilot
Source: Thomas Ortlieb
Long lasting heat wave in Central Europe with temperatures above 35°C in whole Germany peaking at 38.6°C in Trier. Several decade and
monthly records of highest maximum-, mean- and minmum temperature. Many thunderstorms towards the end of the heat wave with a rare thunderstorm
propagating over Karlsruhe creating precipitation of 19.4 mm in one hour.