Rare July snowfall closes several mountain passes, Switzerland

Rare July snowfall closes several mountain passes, Switzerland

SwissInfo is reporting an unexpected July snowfall has closed several mountain passes on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

According to the paper, the Säntis mountain in north-eastern Switzerland saw up to 13 cm (5.1 inches) of snow.

"It is very unusual to see snow below 2 000 m (6 500 feet) at this time of the year, but it was falling as low as 1 600 m (5 200 feet) in some parts of Switzerland," the article said.

As a result, the Susten, Furka and Nufenen passes were closed. Video below shows snowfall in the canton Graubünden holiday resort of Arosa on July 13:

Low lying parts of Switzerland are under flood and landslide warnings as of July 14. However, meteorologists say warmer and drier conditions are expected over the next few days.

Source: SwissInfo

Featured image credit: MeteoNews.ch


Jeno 3 months ago

Snow in July,in the mountains of the Alps??This isn't supposed to happen...,Global Warming is a "settled fact!!"Someone's going to get in trouble over this...,who??!

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