Snow in Rhine-Sieg district It will continue to be stormy around Bonn after “Eberhard”

Bonn · Frost, cold and sometimes strong gusty winds: the weather in Bonn and the region will remain changeable after storm “Eberhard” on Sunday. It is snowing in parts of the Rhine-Sieg district on Monday morning.

Rain, snow and sleet showers – this is the forecast for the start of the week in NRW according to the German weather service (DWD). There could also continue to be stormy gusts of wind as storm “Eberhard” dies down, as well as localised thunderstorms and a risk of icy conditions, sometimes even into low-lying areas. In parts of the Rhine-Sieg district, such as Alfter, Königswinter, Rheinbach, Hennef and Eitorf, there was already a light snowfall on Monday morning. According to the German Weather Service, there could also be a temporary layer of wet snow in low-lying areas, which could be slippery.

Winds and storm gusts of up to 80 kilometres per hour can be expected throughout Monday. In many places, showers and thunderstorms are also possible – Westphalia will be particularly affected during the afternoon. However, the weather situation is “by far not on the scale of Sunday,” said a DWD meteorologist.

The temperatures will be between six and eight degrees Celsius, but could fall to zero degrees on Monday night. It should not rain during the night, but people in NRW should be prepared for a light frost and cold.

Stormy gusts until evening

Storm “Eberhard” caused severe damage in North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday. At three points near Aachen and Cologne, trees crashed onto train tracks and blocked rail traffic. The German Weather Service had issued the second highest storm warning for large parts of North Rhine-Westphalia because of the danger of gale-force winds. The DWD said on Sunday lunchtime that the storm was blowing with wind strength 11, sometimes wind strength 12, over North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Nina warning app also issued an alarm at midday. According to the weather service, there was a risk of trees uprooting and roofs being damaged in the region. It was possible that branches, roof tiles and other items could fall down. The weather service urged: “Close all windows and doors! Secure items outside!”

Many zoos and animal parks in NRW, including Cologne Zoo, remained closed during Sunday as a precaution.

On Saturday, a falling walnut tree destroyed the garden of a family in Hennef. Only minutes before, children had been playing there at a birthday party. No one was hurt. In Bad Neuenahr, the storm blew over several traffic signs and an advertising board on Saturday. The voluntary fire brigade and the police were in action several times.

A tree fell on an apartment building in Bonn-Tannenbusch on Saturday. The fire brigade was able to lift the tree and place it next to the building using a sling and a winch. The Dragi low pressure area also caused cancellations and disruptions to rail traffic on Saturday. There were particular problems with the rail traffic in the northern part of North Rhine-Westphalia.

(Original text:, with material from the dpa. Translation: kc)

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