As predicted in our last post, severe thunderstorms developed several thousand kilometers downstream of Hurricane Gert over central Europe. Heavy rain, hail and storm force winds affected in particular Switzerland, Austria and southern Germany. In Bavaria, at least 20 people were injured, the regional public transport around Munich was shut down, and several highways had to be closed. In Austria, two people died when a pavilion collapsed due to strong winds. At least 50 people were injured.
|Linz Ap||130 km/h||Altenstadt||117 km/h||Hörnli||131 km/h|
|Feuerkogel||130 km/h||Leipzig||107 km/h||Bouveret||130 km/h|
|Salzburg||119 km/h||Chieming||107 km/h||Chasseral||119 km/h|
|Kremsmuenster||112 km/h||Landsberg||104 km/h||Bad Ragaz||113 km/h|
|Mattsee||104 km/h||Mühldorf||102 km/h||Schaffhausen||111 km/h|
|Wolfsegg||101 km/h||Munich||100 km/h||Zurich||104 km/h|
Table 1: Maximum wind gusts at selected weather stations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland on 18 August 2017.