Rare July snowfall closes several mountain passes, Switzerland

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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

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One Comment

  1. 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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