Severe hail damage in Styria and Lower Austria

2.7 million euros in damage to agricultural crops due to hail and heavy rain.

The storm hit Friday afternoon Styria And inside Lower Austria Agricultural damage in lakhs. About 5,000 hectares of agricultural crops were affected by heavy rain and hail, Austrian Hail Insurance reported on Friday evening.

According to preliminary studies by hail insurance experts, the total agricultural damage from the reported strong thunderstorms was 2.7 million euros. Not surprisingly, the hailstones were as large as five centimeters.

They suffered Leibnitz and Deutschlandsberg Districts in Styria and Wythofen and Ter Daya District In Lower Austria.

More severe weather is possible

In Styria, 3,500 hectares of farmland were affected by the storms, with damage amounting to 1.9 million euros. The damage was estimated at 800,000 euros on 1,500 hectares in Lower Austria.

“Meteorologists’ forecasts continue to point to a high probability of severe weather over the weekend,” warned an Austrian Hail Insurance spokesman in an evening broadcast.

According to the Severe Weather Warning Center, 27,000 lightning strikes were reported on Friday. UWZ Forecast: More thunderstorms will move through the interior Alps overnight, but the risk of severe weather is low. However, the next storm will continue on Saturday.

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