Case Study

Elbe Floods 2013

120 Minutes

Peter Schmitt, DWD

June 2013 Floods in Central Europe

Published: 10 April 2019

The case study is analyzing floods in central Europe during the period of June 2013. The case starts with the development of a trough over central Europe on 22 May, seven days before the floods. From 29 May on, the trough intensified the rainy weather, causing southern and southeastern Germany to experience continuous rain over several days. Altogether the countries of Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Austria were seriously affected by floods and the damages in Bavaria (Germany) only were estimated to 1.3 billion euros.

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Filed under Keywords:

floods, Germany, pre-conditions to floods, heavy precipitation