This winter it has rained a lot in Schleswig-Holstein, especially last month. "February was soaking wet," says meteorologist Meeno Schrader, weather expert for NDR Schleswig-Holstein. According to the German Weather Service (DWD), February was the wettest since measurements began in 1881.
Three times as much rain in February
The dams in the asparagus fields should have been piled up long ago, the tunnels for the strawberries should have been built long ago - but nothing has happened yet. The asparagus farmers say that the weather is putting a damper on their plans, because they cannot go out into the fields at this stage. The Chamber of Agriculture is therefore sceptical whether the local asparagus can be harvested at Easter.
"In most regions of the country, about three times what is usual has fallen," says weather expert Schrader. "That is far from the norm. On average, about 50 litres of precipitation per square metre are normal, in February it was about 150 litres - sometimes even more", says the meteorologist. Heligoland and the other North Sea islands in particular have received a lot of rain and wind, according to the information: All in all, there were 45 days with wind forces of at least eight knots on the west coast in winter.Source: NDR