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Current natural hazards situation in Switzerland

Updated on: 07.04.2020, 04:58

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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: no danger
  • 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: very little danger
  • 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: exposed objects (mostly sections of transportation routes) can be endangered
  • 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: exposed objects (mostly sections of transportation routes, but in isolated cases also buildings) can be endangered
  • 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: transportation routes and settlements can be seriously endangered
  • 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

warnings

Current warnings issued for Switzerland

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

    Effective from: 26.03.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Bergell / Bregaglia (GR), Bergün Filisur (GR), Domleschg (GR), Engiadina Ota / Oberengadin (GR), Moesano (GR), Prättigau (GR), Rheintal (GR), Rheinwald (GR), Samnaun (GR), San Bernadino (GR), Schams - Albula (GR), Schanfigg (GR), Scuol-Valsot (GR), Surselva bassa (GR), Surselva ota (GR), Surses (GR), Tavau - Klosters (GR), Val Müstair (GR), Val Poschiavo / Puschlav (GR), Zernez (GR). - 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:4:157,158,165,166,172,173,174,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,186,187,188,304,308,312,313,314,315,316,317,318,319:
    Albulatal, Alto Moesano, Basso Moesano, Bivio-Avers, Bregaglia, Brigels, Davos, Domleschg, Flims-Laax, Küblis-Klosters, Landquart-Chur, Lugnez-Valsertal, nördliches Tavetsch, Poschiavo, Rheinwald, Riein-Safiental, S'charl-d'Uina, San Moritz, Savognin, Schams, Schanfigg, Schiers, Scuol-Samnaun, Val Medel-Sumvitg, Val Monastero, Zernez, Zuoz
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 06.04.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Lake Walsenstadt (SG), Rheintal (SG), Werdenberg (SG). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    1:Forestfire:3:170,175,176:
    Kerenzerberg-Seeztal, Rheintal, Werdenberg
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 06.04.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Sargans (SG). - Absolute ban on fires in the forest and in the proximity of the forest | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    2:Forestfire:3:178:
    Sarganserland
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 06.04.2020
    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.
    3:Forestfire:3:237,240,242:
    Lötschental - Naters, Martigny - Verbier, Val d'Hérens
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 03.04.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Basel-Stadt. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    4:Forestfire:3:101:
    Basel
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 03.04.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Canton of Basel-Land. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    5:Forestfire:3:101,102,115:
    Basel, Laufental, Oberes Baselbiet
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 03.04.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Beatenberg / Interlaken (BE), Bernese Jura east (BE), Biel/Bienne / Jurasuedfuss (BE), Innertkirchen / Gadmen / Sonn (BE), Jura Südfuss (BE), Jura Südfuss north (BE), Jura west (BE), Lake Brienz / Sonn (BE), Lake Thun / Sonn / Sigriswil (BE), Meiringen / Oberhasli (BE). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    6:Forestfire:3:103,120,128,137,204,206,208:
    Bienne - Neuchâtel, Brienz-Interlaken, Meiringen-Gadmertal, Moutier - Tavannes, Schangnau-Sigriswil, Thal, Vallon de Saint-Imier
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 03.04.2020
    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.
    7:Forestfire:3:301,302,303,305,306,307,309,310,311:
    Alta Valmaggia, Bellinzonese, Blenio, Leventina, Locarnese, Luganese, Mendrisiotto, Riviera, Verzasca
  • Forest fire: Considerable danger, level 3

    Effective from: 02.04.2020
    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.
    8:Forestfire:3:102,201,202,203,204:
    Ajoie, Delémont - Bellelay, Franches-Montagnes, Laufental, Moutier - Tavannes
  • Frost: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 07.04.2020, 00:00 - 07.04.2020, 08:00
    Lowest temperatures near ground: 0 to -4 degrees (moderate ground frost)
    9:Frost:2:101,102,103,104,105,106,107,109,114,115,116,117,118,120,121,123,124,125,126,128,131,132,133,134,135,136,139,140,141,142,143,144,145,146,147,150,151,152,154,155,159,160,161,162,163,167,169:
    Aarau-Lenzburg, Amriswil, Basel, Bern-Mühleberg, Brienz-Interlaken, Burgdorf-Limpachtal, Effretikon, Emmen-Hochdorf, Erstfeld-Engelberg, Flüelen-Unterschächen, Frick-Leibstadt, Frutigen-Kiental, Fürstenland, Gersau-Engelbergertal, Glarus Nord-Mitte, Goldau-Ägeri, Hulftegg-Untertoggenburg, Huttwil-Willisau, Langenthal, Laufental, Limmattal, Linthebene-Gaster, Luzern-Alpnach, Lyss-Grenchen, Marthalen-Stammheim, Muotathal, Oberes Baselbiet, Obertoggenburg, Olten-Gösgen, Pfungen-Hettlingen, Rheinfelden, Sarnen-Lungern, Schaffhausen, Schangnau-Sigriswil, Solothurn-Rothrist, St.Gallen-Rorschach, Steckborn-Müllheim, Sumiswald-Worb, Thal, Thalwil-Wetzikon, Thun-Belp, Turbenthal-Sirnach, Wohlen-Albis, Wädenswil-Rüti, Zofingen-Triengen, Zug-Knonau, Zurzach-Bülach
  • Frost: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 07.04.2020, 00:00 - 07.04.2020, 08:00
    Lowest temperatures near ground: 0 to -4 degrees (moderate ground frost)
    10:Frost:2:201,202,203,204,206,207,208,209,211,212,213,214,215,217,218,219,220,222,223,224,225,226,227,230,231,232,233,235,236,237,239,240,242,243,244,247:
    Aigle - Leysin, Ajoie, Basse-Gruyère, Bex - Villars, Bienne - Neuchâtel, Broye, Conthey - Fully, Delémont - Bellelay, Estavayer - Cudrefin, Franches-Montagnes, Fribourg, Genève, Glâne, Gros-de-Vaud, Lausanne - Lavaux, Lötschental - Naters, Martigny - Verbier, Monthey - Val d'Illiez, Morges - Cossonay, Moutier - Tavannes, Murten - Kerzers, Nidau - Ins, Nyon - Terre Sainte, Oron – Haute-Broye, Plaine de l'Orbe, Préalpes vaudoises, Sion - Crans-Montana, Turtmanntal, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Hérens, Val de Ruz - Colombier, Vallon de Saint-Imier, Vallée du Trient, Vispertal - Nanztal, Vouvry, Yverdon - Bevaix
  • Frost: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 07.04.2020, 00:00 - 07.04.2020, 08:00
    Lowest temperatures near ground: 0 to -4 degrees (moderate ground frost)
    11:Frost:2:305,306,307,308,309,310,311:
    Basso Moesano, Bellinzonese, Locarnese, Luganese, Mendrisiotto, Riviera, Verzasca
  • Avalanches: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 06.04.2020, 17:00 - 07.04.2020, 18:00
    Level 2, moderate: Wet avalanches as day progresses
    In particular in east to south to west facing aspects below approximately 2800m.

    Level 1, low: No distinct avalanche problem
    12:Avalanches:2:5212,5211,4231,4232,2134,5216,5215,1234,1233,1232,1231,3311,4242,4241,4244,4243,1225,1224,1223,1222,3112,1228,3113,1227,1226,3114,4116,4211,4115,5121,4213,5124,1113,1112,1114,4215,4112,4214,4111,4114,4113,1311,1312,2212,5223,2211,6122,6121,4224,4223,3224,4121,2123,3223,4225,2122,3222,1247,1246,1245,2223,7211,1244,2224,6113,1243,2221,6114,1242,2222,6211,6115,5233,1241,6212,6111,6112:
    Adelboden, Aigle-Leysin, Alpstein - Alvier, alto Moesano, Avers, basso Moesano, Bedrettotal, Bergell, Bex-Villars, Binntal, Bisistal, Bleniotal, Blüemlisalp, Brienz-Interlaken, Calanda, Conthey-Fully, Emosson, Engelberg, Engstligen, Flims, Flumserberg, Gadmertal, Glarus Mitte, Glarus Süd-Grosstal, Glarus Süd-Sernftal, Grimselpass, Grindelwald, Gstaad, Guttannen, Génépi, Hasliberg - Rosenlaui, Haut Val de Bagnes, Iffigen, Jungfrau - Schilthorn, Kandersteg, Konkordia Gebiet, Lauterbrunnen, Lenk, Leuk, Leukerbad - Lötschental, Liechtenstein, Maderanertal, Martigny-Verbier, Mattmark, Meiental, Melchtal, Montana, Monte Rosa, Monthey-Val d'Illiez, nördliches Obergoms, nördliches Simplon Gebiet, nördliches Tujetsch, nördliches Urseren, obere Leventina, obere Maggiatäler, Obersimmental, Pays d'Enhaut, Reckingen, Rheinwald, Riederalp, Riviera, Saas Fee, Sarganserland, Schreckhorn, Schächental, südliches Obergoms, südliches Simplon Gebiet, südliches Tujetsch, südliches Urseren, untere Leventina, untere Maggiatäler, Uri Rot Stock, Val d'Entremont-Val Ferret, Val Sumvitg, Vouvry, Wildhorn, Zervreila
  • Avalanches: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 06.04.2020, 17:00 - 07.04.2020, 18:00
    Level 2, moderate: Wet avalanches as day progresses
    In particular in east to south to west facing aspects below approximately 2800m.

    Level 1, low: Old snow
    13:Avalanches:2:5214,5122,4212,5123,7112,7113,7111,7114,7115,7222,7221,5222,5221,5112,4222,5113,4221,5111,4125,4124,4123,4122,7231,7126,7125,7124,7123,7122,7121,5234,5231,5232:
    Albulatal, Arolla, Bernina, Bivio, Corvatsch, Davos, Domleschg - Lenzerheide, Mountet, Münstertal, nördliches Prättigau, oberes Puschlav, Obersaxen - Safiental, Samnaun, Savognin, Schams, Schanfigg, St. Moritz, Sur Tasna, südliches Prättigau, Turtmanntal, untere Vispertäler, unteres Puschlav, Val Chamuera, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Hérens, Val dal Spöl, Val S-charl, Val Suot, westliche Silvretta, Zermatt, Zuoz, östliche Silvretta
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 06.04.2020
    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.
    14: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: 03.04.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Aaretal and Kiesental (BE), Belp / Gürbetal (BE), Berne / Köniz / Zollikofen (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 / Schatt (BE), Interlaken / Lake Brienz / Schatt (BE), Jura Südfuss / Seeland west (BE), Kandertal / Adelboden (BE), Langnau / Napf (BE), Lauterbrunnen / Grindelwald (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.
    15:Forestfire:2:104,105,106,107,108,109,110,111,112,113,117,118,119,120,121,122,126,128,129,130,137,138,209:
    Adelboden-Kandersteg, Bern-Mühleberg, Brienz-Interlaken, Burgdorf-Limpachtal, Frutigen-Kiental, Grindelwald, Huttwil-Willisau, Innertkirchen-Guttannen, Langenthal, Langnau-Eggiwil, Lauterbrunnen-Wilderswil, Lyss-Grenchen, Meiringen-Gadmertal, Nidau - Ins, Niedersimmental, Obersimmental, Saanen-Gsteig, Schangnau-Sigriswil, Solothurn-Rothrist, St. Stephan-Lenk, Sumiswald-Worb, Thun-Belp, Wahlern-Plaffeien
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 03.04.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Northern Glarus (GL), Southern Glarus - Grosstal (GL), Southern Glarus - Sernftal (GL). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    16:Forestfire:2:163,164,171:
    Glarus Nord-Mitte, Glarus Süd-Grosstal, Glarus Süd-Sernftal
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 26.03.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Dorneck / Thierstein (SO), 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.
    17:Forestfire:2:101,102,103,104,116:
    Basel, Laufental, Olten-Gösgen, Solothurn-Rothrist, Thal
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 25.03.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Basse Gruyère (FR), Broye (FR), Haute Gruyère - Jogne (FR), Haute Singine (FR), Lac (FR), Sarine - Basse Singine (FR), Veveyse - Glâne (FR). | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    18:Forestfire:2:107,108,212,213,214,215,219,220,226,227,228:
    Basse-Gruyère, Bern-Mühleberg, Broye, Estavayer - Cudrefin, Fribourg, Glâne, Jogne - Haute-Gruyere, Murten - Kerzers, Oron – Haute-Broye, Préalpes vaudoises, Wahlern-Plaffeien
  • Forest fire: Moderate danger, level 2

    Effective from: 25.03.2020
    Danger of forest fire for the following regions: Principality of Liechtenstein. | More information on measures in force in the cantons to be found on the FOEN Website.
    19:Forestfire:2:177:
    Liechtenstein
  • Avalanches: No or minor danger, level 1

    Validity: 06.04.2020, 17:00 - 07.04.2020, 18:00
    Level 1, low: No distinct avalanche problem

    Level 1, low: Wet avalanches as day progresses
    20:Avalanches:1:1122,1121,2124,8112,8111,1111,3211,2133,2132,2131,3221,2112,2121,2111,3111,6131,6132,1211,1221,1212,1213:
    Appenzeller Alpen, Gersau, Glarus Nord, Glaubenberg, Gruyère, Hohgant, Jaun, Luganese, Mendrisiotto, Niedersimmental, Pilatus, Rothenthurm, Saint-Cergue, Schwarzenberg, Stoos, Toggenburg, Vallée de Joux, Waadtländer Voralpen, westliche Berner Voralpen, Ybrig, östliche Berner Voralpen