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Current natural hazards situation in Switzerland

Updated on: 22.10.2017, 15:23

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Danger level 1 (No or minor danger)
Danger level 2 (Moderate danger)
Danger level 3 (Considerable danger)
Danger level 4 (High danger)
Danger level 5 (Very high danger)
No danger level
Danger level 1 (No or minor danger)

Explanation of the danger level 1:

  • Earthquakes: may be perceptible
  • Meteorological phenomena: no (particular) danger, no warnings in place
  • Floods: transport disruption and damage are not normally to be expected.
  • Avalanches: generally safe conditions
  • Forest fires: small fires cannot be entirely ruled out
Danger level 2 (Moderate danger)

Explanation of the danger level 2:

  • Earthquakes: felt across a wide area, no likelihood of damage to buildings
  • Meteorological phenomena  that are normal for the respective season
  • Floods: rivers are unlikely to burst their banks and floods are unlikely but not impossible
  • Avalanches: low danger of natural avalanches
  • Forest fires: local fires can start spontaneously
Danger level 3 (Considerable danger)

Explanation of the danger level 3:

  • Earthquakes: felt across a wide area, likelihood of minor damage to buildings
  • Meteorological phenomena of an intensity slightly superior to the normal
  • Floods: rivers may burst their banks locally in exposed places and flooding may occur.
  • Avalanches: isolated exposed sectors are endangered. Some safety measures recommended in those places.
  • Forest fires: surface fires are likely
Danger level 4 (High danger)

Explanation of the danger level 4:

  • Earthquakes: felt strongly, likelihood of damage to buildings
  • Meteorological phenomena of unusual intensity
  • Floods: rivers may increasingly burst their banks and flooding may occur
  • Avalanches: many exposed sectors are endangered. Safety measures recommended in those places.
  • Forest fires: surface fires are very likely
Danger level 5 (Very high danger)

Explanation of the danger level 5:

  • Earthquakes: felt strongly, high likelihood of widespread and severe damage to buildings
  • Meteorological phenomena of very high intensity
  • Floods: rivers may burst their banks and flooding may occur in many places
  • Avalanches: acute danger. Comprehensive safety measures.
  • Forest fires: fires can start at any time

Obey in any event the orders issued by your local authorities and be prepared for exceptional measures.

No danger level

No evaluation

Avalanche bulletin active


Onset of winter in northern regions brings heightened avalanche danger

warnings

Current warnings issued for Switzerland

  (14 Messages)   show
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 18.10.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Central Ticino (TI), Northern Ticino (TI), Sottoceneri (TI). - Absolute ban on fires in the open | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    0:Forestfire:4:301,302,303,305,306,307,309,310,311:
    Alta Valmaggia, Bellinzonese, Blenio, Leventina, Locarnese, Luganese, Mendrisiotto, Riviera, Verzasca
  • Forest fire: High danger, level 4

    Effective from: 18.10.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Moesano (GR), San Bernardino (GR). - Absolute ban on fires in the open | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    1:Forestfire:4:304,308:
    Alto Moesano, Basso Moesano
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 19.10.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Riddes - Saxon (VS), Sion - Sierre - Leuk (VS), Visp - Brig - Aletsch (VS). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    2:Forestfire:3:237,240,242:
    Lötschental - Naters, Martigny - Verbier, Val d'Hérens
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 18.10.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Bergell / Bregaglia (GR), Engiadina bassa / Unterengadin (GR), Val Müstair (GR), Val Poschiavo / Puschlav (GR). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    3:Forestfire:3:312,313,314,317,318,319:
    Bregaglia, Poschiavo, S'charl-d'Uina, Scuol-Samnaun, Val Monastero, Zernez
  • Wind: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 22.10.2017, 15:00 - 23.10.2017, 20:00
    Wind gusts in the plaines of 70-90 km/h, above 1000 m 90-110 km/h, above 1500 m 110-130 km/h, above 2000 m 130-150 km/h
    4:Wind:2:234,238,241,245,248,249,250,251,252:
    Arolla, Binntal, Brig - nördliches Simplongebiet, Haut val de Bagnes, Oberes Mattertal, Oberes Saastal, Obergoms, südliches Simplongebiet, Val d'Entremont - Val Ferret
  • Wind: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 22.10.2017, 15:00 - 23.10.2017, 20:00
    Wind gusts in the plaines of 70-90 km/h, above 1500 m 90-120 km/h.
    5:Wind:2:301,302,303,304,305,306,307,308,309,310,311,312,313,315:
    Alta Valmaggia, Alto Moesano, Basso Moesano, Bellinzonese, Blenio, Bregaglia, Leventina, Locarnese, Luganese, Mendrisiotto, Poschiavo, Riviera, San Moritz, Verzasca
  • Snow: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 22.10.2017, 00:00 - 24.10.2017, 00:00
    Strong snowfall
    6:Snow:2:110,111,112,113,120,121,122,128,129,130,135,136,137,138,146,147,148,149,153,154,155,156,157,158,163,164,165,168,169,170,171,172,176,177,178,179,182,183,185,186,229,230,231,232,235,317,319:
    Adelboden-Kandersteg, Aigle - Leysin, Appenzell, Bex - Villars, Brienz-Interlaken, Brigels, Davos, Einsiedeln-Wägital, Erstfeld-Engelberg, Flims-Laax, Flüelen-Unterschächen, Frutigen-Kiental, Gersau-Engelbergertal, Glarus Nord-Mitte, Glarus Süd-Grosstal, Glarus Süd-Sernftal, Grindelwald, Innertkirchen-Guttannen, Kerenzerberg-Seeztal, Küblis-Klosters, Landquart-Chur, Lauterbrunnen-Wilderswil, Liechtenstein, Luzern-Alpnach, Maderanertal, Meiringen-Gadmertal, Monthey - Val d'Illiez, Muotathal, Niedersimmental, nördliches Tavetsch, Obersimmental, Obertoggenburg, Pays-d'Enhaut, Saanen-Gsteig, Sarganserland, Sarnen-Lungern, Schanfigg, Schangnau-Sigriswil, Schiers, Scuol-Samnaun, St. Stephan-Lenk, Urner Oberland, Urserntal, Val Medel-Sumvitg, Vouvry, Werdenberg, Zernez
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 19.10.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Anniviers (VS), Anzère - Montana - Leukerbad (VS), Binn - Simplon north (VS), Chablais (VS), Fully - Chamoson (VS), Goms (VS), Lötschental (VS), Martigny - Trient (VS), Simplon south (VS), Val d'Entremont (VS), Val d'Hérens - Val d'Hérémence (VS), Val d'Illiez (VS), Val de Bagnes (VS), Vernayaz - St-Maurice (VS), Zermatt - Saastal (VS), Äusseres Nikolaital - Turmanntal (VS). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    7:Forestfire:2:231,232,233,234,236,238,239,241,243,244,245,246,247,248,249,250,251,252:
    Aletschgebiet, Arolla, Binntal, Brig - nördliches Simplongebiet, Conthey - Fully, Haut val de Bagnes, Monthey - Val d'Illiez, Oberes Mattertal, Oberes Saastal, Obergoms, Sion - Crans-Montana, südliches Simplongebiet, Turtmanntal, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Entremont - Val Ferret, Vallée du Trient, Vispertal - Nanztal, Vouvry
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 18.10.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Central Grisons (GR), Davos (GR), Engiadina Ota / Oberengadin (GR), Hinterrhein (GR), Julier (GR), Prättigau / Schanfigg (GR), Rheintal (GR), Surselva (GR). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    8:Forestfire:2:157,158,165,166,172,173,174,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,186,187,188,315,316:
    Albulatal, Bivio-Avers, Brigels, Davos, Domleschg, Flims-Laax, Küblis-Klosters, Landquart-Chur, Lugnez-Valsertal, nördliches Tavetsch, Rheinwald, Riein-Safiental, San Moritz, Savognin, Schams, Schanfigg, Schiers, Val Medel-Sumvitg, Zuoz
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 17.10.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Jura Südfuss - Olten (SO), Jura Südfuss - Solothurn (SO), Olten - Mittelland (SO), Solothurn - Mittelland (SO), Thal (SO). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    9:Forestfire:2:103,104,116:
    Olten-Gösgen, Solothurn-Rothrist, Thal
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 17.10.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Aaretal and Kiesental (BE), Beatenberg / Interlaken (BE), Belp / Gürbetal (BE), Berne / Köniz / Zollikofen (BE), Bernese Jura east (BE), Biel/Bienne / Seeland east (BE), Boltigen / Obersimmental (BE), Boltigen / Simmental (BE), Emmental / Oberaargau (BE), Emmental / Oberaargau West (BE), Emmental Nord (BE), Eriz (BE), Fraubrunnen (BE), Gadmen east, Gantrisch / Riggisberg (BE), Guttannen / Gadmen (BE), Habkern (BE), Innertkirchen / Gadmen / Sonn (BE), Innertkirchen / Schatt (BE), Interlaken / Lake Brienz / Schatt (BE), Jura Südfuss (BE), Jura Südfuss / Seeland west (BE), Jura west (BE), Kandertal / Adelboden (BE), Lake Brienz / Sonn (BE), Lake Thun / Sonn / Sigriswil (BE), Langnau / Napf (BE), Lauterbrunnen / Grindelwald (BE), Meiringen / Oberhasli (BE), Mühleberg / Seedorf (BE), Oberaargau (BE), Saanen west / Lauenen (BE), Schangnau (BE), Spiez Diemtigtal, Thun (BE). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    10:Forestfire:2:105,106,107,108,109,110,111,112,113,117,118,119,120,121,122,128,129,130,137,138,204,206,208,209:
    Adelboden-Kandersteg, Bern-Mühleberg, Bienne - Neuchâtel, Brienz-Interlaken, Burgdorf-Limpachtal, Frutigen-Kiental, Grindelwald, Innertkirchen-Guttannen, Langenthal, Langnau-Eggiwil, Lauterbrunnen-Wilderswil, Lyss-Grenchen, Meiringen-Gadmertal, Moutier - Tavannes, Nidau - Ins, Niedersimmental, Obersimmental, Saanen-Gsteig, Schangnau-Sigriswil, St. Stephan-Lenk, Sumiswald-Worb, Thun-Belp, Vallon de Saint-Imier, Wahlern-Plaffeien
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 16.10.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Gaster (SG), Lake Walsenstadt (SG), Rheintal / Werdenberg (SG), Sargans (SG). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    11:Forestfire:2:162,170,175,176,178:
    Kerenzerberg-Seeztal, Linthebene-Gaster, Rheintal, Sarganserland, Werdenberg
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 11.10.2017
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Ajoie (JU), Delémont (JU), Franches-Montagnes (JU). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    12:Forestfire:2:201,202,203:
    Ajoie, Delémont - Bellelay, Franches-Montagnes
  • Avalanches: Avalanche bulletin active

    Avalanches: Avalanche bulletin active

    Validity: 21.10.2017, 17:00 - 23.10.2017, 17:00

    Onset of winter in northern regions brings heightened avalanche danger
    13:Avalanches:0:1121,1211,1212,1213,1221,1222,1223,1224,1225,1226,1227,1228,1231,1232,1233,1234,1241,1242,1243,1244,1245,1246,1247,2111,2121,2122,2123,2131,2132,2211,2212,2221,2222,2223,2224,3111,3112,3113,3211,3221,3222,3223,3311,1111,1112,1113,1114,1311,1312,4111,4112,4113,4114,4115,4116,4121,4122,4123,4124,4125,4211,4212,4213,4221,4222,4223,4231,4232,4241,4242,4243,4244,5111,5112,5113,5121,5122,5123,5124,5211,5212,5214,5215,5216,5221,5222,5223,5231,5232,5233,5234,6111,6112,6113,6114,6115,6121,6122,6131,6132,6211,6212,7111,7112,7113,7114,7115,7121,7122,7123,7124,7125,7126,7211,7221,7222,7231:
    Adelboden, Albulatal, Aletsch Gebiet, Alpstein - Alvier, Appenzeller Alpen, Arolla, Avers, Bedrettotal, Bergell, Bernina, Binntal, Bivio, Bleniotal, Blüemlisalp, Brienzersee, Calanda, Corvatsch, Davos, Diemtigtal, Domleschg - Lenzerheide, Emosson, Engelberg, Engstligen, Entlebuch, Flims, Freiburger Alpen, Gadmertal, Gantrisch, Gd-St-Bernard, Glarner Voralpen, Glaubenberg, Grimselpass, Grindelwald, Gstaad, Guttannen, Génépi, Hasliberg - Rosenlaui, Hohgant, Iffigen, Jungfrau - Schilthorn, Kandersteg, Lauterbrunnen, Lenk, Leysin, Liechtenstein, Linthal, Luganese, Lötschental, Maderanertal, Mauvoisin, Meiental, Melchtal, Mendrisiotto, Montana, Mountet, Muotatal, Münstertal, nördliches Obergoms, nördliches Prättigau, nördliches Simplon Gebiet, nördliches Tavetsch, nördliches Urseren, obere Leventina, obere Maggiatäler, oberes Misox/Calanca, oberes Puschlav, Oberhalbstein, Obersaxen - Safiental, Ovronnaz, Pays d'Enhaut, Reckingen, Rheinwald, Riviera, Saas Fee, Samnaun, Schams, Schanfigg, Schreckhorn, Schwyzer Voralpen, Schächental, Sernftal, St. Galler Oberland, St. Moritz, Sur Tasna, südliches Obergoms, südliches Prättigau, südliches Simplon Gebiet, südliches Tavetsch, südliches Urseren, Toggenburg, Torgon, Turtmanntal, untere Leventina, untere Maggiatäler, untere Vispertäler, unteres Misox/Calanca, unteres Puschlav, Uri Rotstock, Val Chamuera, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Hérens, Val d'Illiez, Val dal Spöl, Val S-charl, Val Sumvitg, Val Suot, Verbier, Villars, Waadtländer Voralpen, westliche Berner Voralpen, westliche Silvretta, Wildhorn, Zermatt, Zervreila, Zuoz, östliche Berner Voralpen, östliche Silvretta