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.

Rail traffic further affected

Deutsche Bahn expects delays and cancellations up to and including Saturday.

Long-distance traffic was largely stopped late Thursday evening.

"Individual ICE trains are again running between Leipzig, Berlin and Hamburg," Deutsche Bahn informed on its website, referring to "special goodwill regulations for the validity of long-distance tickets already purchased."

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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