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Key highway closed after severe storm hits Switzerland

Heavy rain affecting Switzerland since June 9, 2019, caused a temporary shutdown of a key highway in the central region of Gotthard. A landslide has also affected the railway connections. The regions of Bern and Zurich have been particularly affected, receiving...

June 11, 2019

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Record May snowfall in Switzerland

Historic Arctic blast affecting much of Europe over the past couple of days brought record amounts of snowfall for the month of May to parts of Switzerland. Capital Bern received 4 cm (1.57 inches) of snow on May 5, breaking the previous record for the month set...

May 07, 2019

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Record 41.1 mm (1.6 inches) of rain in 10 minutes floods Lausanne, Switzerland

A record-breaking 41.1 mm (1.6 inches) of rain was recorded in Switzerland's Lausanne on June 11, 2018, breaking the previous record of 36.1 mm (1.42 inches) recorded in Eschenz, Thurgau canton in 2017. Severe thunderstorms are dropping heavy rain on parts of...

June 13, 2018

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Unexpected snowstorm kills 6 hikers, seriously injures 5, Swiss Alps

An unexpected snowstorm hit Swiss Alps on Sunday, April 29, 2018, trapping at least 14 people in the Pigne d'Arolla area and forcing them to spend the night outdoors in the high winds and snow. The police in Valais, southwestern Switzerland said it launched a...

April 30, 2018

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Switzerland experienced driest December since 1864

With an average of just 2 mm (0.079 inches) of precipitation, the Swiss lowlands (from Lake Geneva to Lake Constance) experienced their driest December since records began in 1864. In the region's west, there was no precipitation at all. "In the long-term...

January 03, 2017

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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...

July 15, 2016