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Storm surge warning in South Denmark

 
Sea level expected to rise almost two meters above normal in southern parts of Denmark

High winds in the Baltic Sea will elevate sea levels by between 1.3 and 1.8 metres in southern parts of Denmark on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) issued its second most severe warning for very dangerous weather for the following areas: Southern Little Belt, Eastern and Western Great Belt, the coast of Lolland and Falster, the South East coast of Zealand, the coast of Bornholm.

DMI urges Danes in affected areas to protect themselves and their property. High winds and elevated sea levels will result in extensive coastal flooding and significant damage to buildings and sea defences. The public is urged to avoid unnecessary travel in affected areas, and to stay abreast of updates from authorities.

The Danish Road Directorate also urges drivers of wind-sensitive vehicles to drive cautiously when using the Great Belt Bridge, the Øresund Bridge and the Farø Bridge.

A map of the affected areas is below. For more information, head to DMI’s website.

Source: DMI

 

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By Peter Stanners

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