Flooding reported in southern parts of Germany since 1st June

Affected Locations: Germany


Severe flooding has been reported in southern states of Germany, including Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, due to heavy rainfall that began on 31st May. Thousands of people have been evacuated from those areas. One death has also been reported so far.


Heavy rainfall since 31st May resulted in the overflowing and flooding of rivers and streams, such as the Danube River.

So What:

  • A state of emergency has been declared in multiple municipalities, including Augsburgdue. Rescue operations are ongoing in the affected areas.
  • People were evacuated from multiple districts, including Rems-Murr, Ostalb, and Lake Constance.
  • A boil water advisory was issued in Wiesensteig due to floodwaters damaging local water treatment facilities.
  • Train services remain severely impacted, as of 03rd June, with the Deutsche Bahn advising against travel to flood-affected areas in Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg and postponing non-essential journeys.
  • No disruptions in flight operations at the Munich airport have been reported so far despite the heavy rainfall.
  • Water levels are currently receding in several places in Bavaria along the tributaries of the Danube River, according to the Bavarian Flood Information Service. However, further rainfall could delay the recession.
  • Severe weather warnings have been lifted by the German Weather Service (DWD). However, intermittent rainfall, heavy in some places, is expected to continue in parts of southern Germany.


Inclement weather conditions are expected to continue on 03rd June. Worsening flood conditions can be anticipated due to heavy rainfall, potentially leading to further evacuations and damage. Disruptions in public transport and road travel are likely until floodwaters recede. Power disruptions can be anticipated due to damage to power lines. Organizations are advised to remain updated on the situation and prepare necessary contingency plans. Weather updates can be found on the official website of DWD (https://www.dwd.de/EN/Home/home_node.html).

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