Streets flooded and trees toppled in eastern Berlin - more storms forecast

Violent thunderstorms swept across the city, keeping emergency services busy.

This Berlin motorist required assistance from the fire brigade.<br>
This Berlin motorist required assistance from the fire brigade.
Morris Pudwell

Berlin-Little respite for the capital: Following the stormy at the weeekend, the coming days could bring more heavy showers and thunderstorms to Berlin and Brandenburg. After a partly cloudy start to the day in some areas, showers will move into the region by afternoon, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Monday morning. 

As the day progresses, localised showers and thunderstorms are forecast, with heavy rain, hail and gusts possible. Temperatures will rise to 28 degrees Celsius.

The pattern could repeat itself Tuesday: a bright morning followed by rain and storms in the afternoon. Temperatures will range from 27 to 30 degrees. Meteorologists also expect clouds and local showers on Wednesday - with temperatures reaching 29 degrees. 

A tree fell on several cars in Sewanstraße in Lichtenberg.
A tree fell on several cars in Sewanstraße in Lichtenberg.Morris Pudwell

Fallen trees and flooded streets

Sunday's storms resulted in fallen trees and flooding across the east of the city.  A tree fell on a car park in Sewanstraße Lichtenberg, damaging several vehicles. No one was injured.

Am Tierpark in Lichtenberg was flooded on Sunday.
Am Tierpark in Lichtenberg was flooded on Sunday.Morris Pudwell

In the Marzahner Chaussee in Friedrichsfelde, an Audi was submerged in water in an underpass. The vehicle and the driver had to be freed by the fire brigade, but no one was hurt. 

A large amount of rainwater collected near a railway bridge in Am Tierpark in Lichtenberg, flooding both the roadway and the sidewalk.

Streets around Buch S-bahn station were also flooded, hindering traffic.

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