NRW: No lessons due to severe weather warning
02/16/2022, 12:16 pm
At night, meteorologists expect a storm to subside in Germany. North Rhine-Westphalia So school lessons were canceled on Thursday tomorrow. If possible, parents should take care of their children at home. The German Meteorological Service has already issued a severe weather warning.
The state has ordered the cancellation of nationwide classes tomorrow Thursday due to severe weather warnings for northern Rhine-Westphalia. This was announced by the Minister of Schools Yvonne Gebauer in the Düsseldorf State Parliament. The decision was made after consultation with the German Meteorological Service. Schools will be notified, the minister said. District governments also acted accordingly in the short term. Family Minister Joachim Stomp asked all parents to look after their children at home on Thursday without sending them to day care or day care. “We do not want to endanger children.”
In the north and east of the most populous federal state, people are expected to expect hurricane force winds on Thursday. The German Meteorological Agency (DWD) has issued an official severe weather warning for areas around Bielefeld, Münster and Paderborn.
Winds of 80 to 110 kmph are expected from this evening. On Thursday morning, the wind will initially be slightly weaker, but during the day it will be widely westerly again. Winds are also expected in other parts of the NRW on Thursday night.
The DWD warned of hurricane-force winds of uprooted trees and damaged roofs. “Pay special attention to falling branches, roof tiles or objects,” the meteorological service wrote. Keep outdoor items safe and avoid staying outside as much as possible. The official severe weather warning is initially valid until 3pm on Thursday. But the DWD still expects storm weather on Friday.