The next storm is already threatening large parts of Germany this Friday.

After "Ylenia" only caused many trees to fall on Thursday, led to accidents on the roads with some fatalities and injuries, disrupted rail traffic and caused school cancellations, the next hurricane called "Zeynep" is already coming from the North Sea.

The focus of this new heavy storm or even Ork system is from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning the northern half of Germany, predict the meteorologists of the German Weather Service (DWD).

Parts of the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Bremen, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg, Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Thuringia and Saxony are affected, it said on Thursday evening.

In the night to Friday, the wind should first decrease further, as stated in the DWD warning report on Thursday evening.

But the calm will probably be short-lived.

Between the North Sea and the High Rhine, the wind is expected to increase on Friday morning, and the next severe storm situation will begin in the afternoon - extending from west to east.

For the northern half of Germany, the DWD expects hurricane-like gusts and gusts of 100 to 140 km/h down to the lowlands.

On the night of Saturday, the wind on the North Sea and in some high places could probably be even stronger.

With a view to the forecast for Saturday night, Uwe Ulbrich from the Hiddensee weather studio said: "It's tough".

The models showed up to wind force 12, i.e. gusts of up to 130 kilometers per hour.

"The maximum will be in the second half of the night, i.e. between 3:00 and 5:00 approximately."

His colleague, the meteorologist Stefan Kreibohm, had previously spoken on Instagram of a storm that had not been seen in the northeast for years.

According to Ulbrich, "Zeynep" is moving eastwards via the Öresund and Sweden.

"We are on the southern flank and then practically come to the sector that brings the highest wind speed." It is a small but very intense low-pressure area.

The expected precipitation is rather moderate.

Most railway lines open again

Most of the routes in rail traffic are now passable again.

In particular, long-distance trains are again on the move between Berlin and Hamburg and between Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia, the railway said on Friday morning.

Nevertheless, there are still restrictions due to blocked sections of the route in long-distance traffic.

On the route north of Berlin towards the Baltic Sea coast and north of Hamburg and Münster as well as the international connections from Frankfurt/Main and Berlin to Amsterdam, no ICE and Intercity trains would yet run.

There are cancellations and delays.

In regional traffic, traffic has largely returned to normal.

Impairments are still possible on individual connections in the areas particularly affected by the storm, such as parts of Lower Saxony.

However, further restrictions are to be expected.

DB asks its passengers to find out about their connection on bahn.de or in the DB Navigator before starting their journey.

For the German North Sea coast, there is again a storm surge warning for Friday.

A spokesman for the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) said that storm surges are quite normal in themselves, but unusual in the frequency they are at the moment.

On the North Sea coast, one speaks of a storm surge when the flood water is at least 1.5 meters higher than normal.

A severe or very severe storm surge is only spoken of from values ​​of 2.5 or 3.5 meters.

Damage from "Ylenia": less severe than feared

For the emergency services, such as the police and fire brigade, the approaching hurricane low "Zeynep" means that they can only take a deep breath.

Previously, hurricane low "Ylenia" had led to thousands of operations since Wednesday evening.

The Berlin fire brigade alone deployed around 1,300 missions by Thursday evening.

For example, it was necessary to remove fallen trees or secure damaged buildings.

At least three drivers in Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt died in weather-related accidents - two were killed by falling trees, a third died when his trailer got into the oncoming lane in a storm and an accident occurred.

An incident for the people on a Hamburg harbor ferry went off lightly: On a stormy trip across the Elbe on Thursday morning, a large wave smashed the front windows of the ship.

According to police, three passengers suffered minor injuries.

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