UPDATE: Severe thunderstorms hit N Germany – large hail, tornado reported (June 22, 2017; 12:15 UTC)
As forecast and monitored, a large MCS has hit N Germany in the morning hours and is now moving SE-wards across the region. Intense lightning activity as well as severe weather phenomena accompanies this system: severe wind gusts, large hail and a confirmed tornado so far. Below are some first reports from the system.
Approaching Mesoscale Convective System over Hamburg, N German. Photo: Samir Gaddah.
A second, more widespread round of intense thunderstorms is expected in the afternoon across southwestern and in particular central Germany, with storms moving into W Poland and W Czech Republic in the late afternoon/evening. See our Severe Weather Outlook for today for more details.
Spectacular view of the structure on the MCS over Hagenow, N Germany. Photo: Nadine We
Doppler scan of the convective line passing near Tulau, heading towards Ratzlingen (set to pass E of it) – possible tornado embedded on the front of the MCS over N Germany. Radar: kachelmannwetter.com
Tail end HP supercell northwest of Magdeburg, Germany. Radar: kachelmannwetter.com
Exceptional multi-level shelf cloud on the MCS near Hamburg, N Germany! Report: Stormchasing S-H
Marginally large hail reported on the first MCS of the day in Hamburg, N Germany! Photo: Madita1968 IG
Radar and satellite presentation of the incoming Mesoscale Covnective System in the morning hours. Courtesy: Guido Cioni.