The weather in North Rhine-Westphalia has finally settled down to winter in the last few days. The danger situation has calmed down somewhat recently. It stayed dry throughout the beginning of this week.
But now the tide is turning in NRW. Weather expert Kathy Schrey warns at “wetter.net” of explosive conditions on the roads in NRW. The German Weather Service (DWD) also warns of a dangerous snow front.
Weather in NRW: Expert warns – “We must not be fooled”
“We mustn’t allow ourselves to be deceived by the current high-pressure weather conditions,” warns Kathy Schrey. Winter is far from over. Instead, a snow front is rolling towards us, which will hit us from the north-west on Thursday.
According to the DWD, we have to expect the first snowflakes as early as Thursday night. But not only that. According to the meteorologists, we have to reckon with a particularly treacherous danger.
Weather forecast in NRW – these are the temperatures for the next few days:
- Wednesday: 0 to 3 degrees, cooling down to -3 degrees at night
- Thursday: 1 to 6 degrees, at night 1 to -2 degrees
- Friday: 1 to 4 degrees, at night up to -4 degrees
Experts warn of dangerous weather in NRW
Accordingly, we are threatened not only with plenty of snow, but also with freezing rain in parts of the country. And that can cause extreme black ice on the roads in NRW. Kathy Schrey fears that the road conditions, of all things, could be particularly dangerous during rush hour traffic: “Plan in more travel time for your job,” says the weather expert at “wetter.net”. In the northwest of the country in particular, but also in the Ruhr area, you have to reckon with explosive weather conditions. Towards the south-east, on the other hand, the precipitation is expected to come down more as snow.
At lower altitudes, the snow should then change to rain during the course of the day. Later, the bad weather front should pull off. Even up to the extreme weather conditions, you should expect slippery spots due to freezing foggy wetness and frost, warns the DWD. Motorists should therefore drive particularly carefully in the coming days.