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National situational picture Thursday 05.12.2013 at 13.00 hours.

Pressemeddelelse   •   Dec 05, 2013 14:26 CET

Thursday at noon, Denmark will be hit by a storm or a strong storm at the strength of about 23 m/s till 28 m/s. At first it will be coming from southwest and later on from northwest with particularly strong gusts of wind with the strength of a hurricane at 35-40 m/s.

The storm is expected to ease off during Thursday night, at first at the western part of the country. A warning has been issued about heightened water level at the west coast of Jutland.

 A water level of 3,5 till 4 meters above the normal water level is expected at the South West Jutland coastal mudflats and a water level of 2 till 2,5 meters over the normal water level is expected the area of ”Hvide Sande” and ”Thorsminde”. 

During the afternoon, the storm is expected to move towards east and hit the majority of Denmark. A warning has been issued that many bridges will probably close within a couple of hours when the wind is expected to increase in strength. 

The trains are expected to be influenced a lot by the storm. The regional train operations will be closed as of 14.00 hours in the majority of Jutland. At 16.00 the operations will be closed in eastern Jutland and Funen. From 18.00 the operations will close in Sealand, including the Oresund Bridge. 

Everybody is recommended to be careful when being outside, as there is a big risk of falling branches, trees, roofing tiles, etc. 

Considering the weather situation, everybody should consider different ways of getting home, due to the closing of the train operations and the traffic situation in general.

To follow the latest news on the situation, please see the following links: 

The Danish Road Directorate: http://www.vejdirektoratet.dk/da/trafik/sider/default.aspx#.UqBod9LuJyw 

DSB (Danish railway company): http://www.dsb.dk/kundeservice/for-rejsen/trafikinformation/aendringer-i-trafikken/

Danish Emergency Management Agency: http://brs.dk/Pages/Forside.aspx


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