Merry Christmas! It’s A Wet One In Germany As Rains Persist

We wish all readers a Merry Christmas!

Photo: Hase River, Germany. P. Gosselin

Flood damage

Currently large parts of Germany are experiencing mild temperatures and heavy rains, which have led to plenty of flooding.

Today while making photos of the flooding situation here for a blog post, I adventurously attempted to cross a flooded area by going tree-to-tree. Somewhere along the way the phone slipped out of my pocket. Ultimately the search and rescue operation failed and I ended up coming home up soaked to my waste, minus my mobile phone.  What a way to start the Christmas!

Heavy rains, flooding in Germany

Not long ago, climate experts were blaming Germany’s 2019-2022 drought on climate change. But now all the headlines are on flooding as heavy rains have soaked much of Europe over the past weeks.

I’ve been recording the amount of rainfall at my home since July 2020:

So far this December we’ve recorded 151 mm, the most since I started recording, and much rain is in the forecast over the coming days. This year, 2023, we’ve seen 1088 mm so far.

The summer of 2022 was particularly dry, which led media to holler drought was “the new normal”. Now we have the next “new normal”: flooding.

Wishing everyone a relaxing Christmas!

PS: Donations to replace the phone would of course be very welcome. God bless, everybody! 

7 responses to “Merry Christmas! It’s A Wet One In Germany As Rains Persist”

  1. Lance

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  2. John Hultquist

    The “donate” button ignores me!
    Regardless — Merry Christmas!

  3. Graeme No.3

    Merry Christmas (& a small donation).

  4. drumphish

    The US feral gov donates billions upon billions to the state of Israel, whatever that is.

    What good has that done?

    Bah, humbug. Thank God Scrooge finally saw the light.

  5. dm

    Time for well informed, thoughtful people to embrace the concept that floods, droughts, cloudy days, sunny days, cold spells and heat waves TRANSCEND climate change. For emphasis, let me rephrase this: Climate change does not cause floods, droughts, cloudy days, sunny days, cold spells or heat waves (although it may influence frequency & severity).

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