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Heavy snowfall causes travel chaos in Bavaria. Match between Bayern Munich and Union Berlin cancelled

2 December 2023: Heavy snowfall affected traffic in many parts of Bavaria. Flights from Munich Airport are suspended until Sunday (3 December) and there are no long-distance trains leaving Munich’s main railway terminal. More snowfalls from Saturday to Sunday are expected to make driving even more difficult. Local authorities have issued stay-at-home notices. Allgäu Airport in Memmingen has also temporarily suspended operations.

 

The suspension of flight operations in Munich also led to delays at Frankfurt Airport. According to the airport operator Fraport, around 20 aircraft, that should have landed in Munich, were diverted to Frankfurt. These were mainly large aircrafts and long-haul flights. According to an Fraport spokesman, Frankfurt Airport's capacity is now exhausted.

 

Heavy snowfalls also affected travelling in Baden-Württemberg. Wet snow caused trees to topple in Stuttgart and neighbouring towns. In Vaihingen, home to the US Army European Command, a tree fell tree fell onto a power line, causing black-outs, while in Emmmingen, a 54-year-old driver died in an accident on an icy road. The driver skidded and, after a 180-degree turn, hit traffic in the oncoming lane.

 

Saturday’s Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Union Berlin has been cancelled due to heavy snowfall in Munich and surrounding areas. While the pitch of the Allianz Arena would have been playable, the club was concerned for the safety and convenience of travelling fans, many of whom would arrive by road or rail.

 

Weather forecast

Sunday, 3 December

Overcast and snow showers until midday on Sunday. In the second half of the day, clouds will from the west and it should remain largely dry. Highs of -3 to 0; in the mountains -5 to 0 degrees. Sunday night will initially be partly cloudy but cloud cover will increase from the west in the second half of the night. Temperatures -4 to -8 degrees.

 

Monday, 4 December

Monday, will start grey and cloudy with snowfall or freezing rain in early evening. Temperatures will stay below zero. The night to Tuesday will be overcast with light snowfalls. Temperatures to drop to -5 degrees. Winds will remain light.

 

Tuesday, 5 December

Tuesday will be an overcast day, with occasional snow which will turn to freezing rain below 600 metres. Temperatures above zero in low-lying areas. Moderate frost above 1,000 metres.

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Information sourced from Deutscher Wetterdienst (German national weather service). Translated and edited by German Brief.

 

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