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Current natural hazards situation in Switzerland

Updated on: 08.12.2019, 16:00

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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

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  • Snow: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 09.12.2019, 00:00 - 10.12.2019, 06:00
    - Expected amounts: above 1200 m 20 - 50 cm
    - Snowfall limit: 1500 - 700 m (sinking)
    0:Snow:2:110,111,112,113,120,121,122,128,129,130,136,137,138,145,146,147,148,149,153,154,155,156,157,163,164,169,170,171,176,177,178,179,182,185:
    Adelboden-Kandersteg, Brienz-Interlaken, Einsiedeln-Wägital, Erstfeld-Engelberg, Flüelen-Unterschächen, Frutigen-Kiental, Gersau-Engelbergertal, Glarus Nord-Mitte, Glarus Süd-Grosstal, Glarus Süd-Sernftal, Goldau-Ägeri, Grindelwald, Innertkirchen-Guttannen, Kerenzerberg-Seeztal, Küblis-Klosters, Landquart-Chur, Lauterbrunnen-Wilderswil, Liechtenstein, Maderanertal, Meiringen-Gadmertal, Muotathal, Niedersimmental, nördliches Tavetsch, Obersimmental, Obertoggenburg, Saanen-Gsteig, Sarganserland, Sarnen-Lungern, Schangnau-Sigriswil, Schiers, St. Stephan-Lenk, Urner Oberland, Urserntal, Werdenberg
  • Snow: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 09.12.2019, 00:00 - 10.12.2019, 06:00
    - Expected amounts: above 1200 m 20 - 30 cm
    - Snowfall limit: 1400 - 700 m (sinking)
    1:Snow:2:210,211,240,241,243,244,245,246,247,249:
    Aletschgebiet, Arolla, Oberes Mattertal, Obergoms, Turtmanntal, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Hérens, Val de Travers, Vispertal - Nanztal, Yverdon - Bevaix
  • Snow: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 09.12.2019, 00:00 - 10.12.2019, 06:00
    - Expected amounts: above 1200 m 20 - 50 cm
    - Snowfall limit: 1400 - 700 m (sinking)
    2:Snow:2:216,221,227,228,229,230,231,232,233,234,235,236,237,238,239,242:
    Aigle - Leysin, Bex - Villars, Conthey - Fully, Haut val de Bagnes, Jogne - Haute-Gruyere, Lötschental - Naters, Martigny - Verbier, Monthey - Val d'Illiez, Pays-d'Enhaut, Préalpes vaudoises, Saint-Cergue, Sion - Crans-Montana, Val d'Entremont - Val Ferret, Vallée de Joux, Vallée du Trient, Vouvry
  • Wind: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 09.12.2019, 00:00 - 09.12.2019, 21:00
    - Highest wind gusts in exposed locations: in the plains 50 - 80 km/h, above 1000 m 70 - 100 km/h
    - Main wind direction southwest to west
    3:Wind:2:101,102,103,104,105,106,107,108,109,114,115,116,117,118,119,123,124,125,126,127,131,132,133,134,139,140,141,142,143,144,150,151,152,159,160,161,162,167:
    Aarau-Lenzburg, Amriswil, Basel, Bern-Mühleberg, Burgdorf-Limpachtal, Effretikon, Emmen-Hochdorf, Entlebuch, Frick-Leibstadt, Fürstenland, Hulftegg-Untertoggenburg, Huttwil-Willisau, Langenthal, Langnau-Eggiwil, Laufental, Limmattal, Linthebene-Gaster, Lyss-Grenchen, Marthalen-Stammheim, Oberes Baselbiet, Olten-Gösgen, Pfungen-Hettlingen, Rheinfelden, Schaffhausen, Solothurn-Rothrist, St.Gallen-Rorschach, Steckborn-Müllheim, Sumiswald-Worb, Thal, Thalwil-Wetzikon, Thun-Belp, Turbenthal-Sirnach, Wahlern-Plaffeien, Wohlen-Albis, Wädenswil-Rüti, Zofingen-Triengen, Zug-Knonau, Zurzach-Bülach
  • Wind: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 09.12.2019, 00:00 - 10.12.2019, 06:00
    - Highest wind gusts in exposed locations: in the plains 70 - 100 km/h, above 2000 m 100 - 140 km/h
    - Main wind direction southwest to northwest
    4:Wind:2:110,120,128,135,136,137,145,146,147,153,154,155,163,164,170,171:
    Brienz-Interlaken, Einsiedeln-Wägital, Erstfeld-Engelberg, Flüelen-Unterschächen, Gersau-Engelbergertal, Glarus Nord-Mitte, Glarus Süd-Grosstal, Glarus Süd-Sernftal, Goldau-Ägeri, Kerenzerberg-Seeztal, Luzern-Alpnach, Meiringen-Gadmertal, Muotathal, Niedersimmental, Sarnen-Lungern, Schangnau-Sigriswil
  • Wind: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 09.12.2019, 00:00 - 10.12.2019, 06:00
    - Highest wind gusts in exposed locations: above 2000 m 100 - 140 km/h
    - Main wind direction southwest to northwest
    5:Wind:2:111,112,113,121,122,129,130,138,148,149,156,157,158,165,168,169,172,176,177,178,179:
    Adelboden-Kandersteg, Appenzell, Brigels, Flims-Laax, Frutigen-Kiental, Grindelwald, Innertkirchen-Guttannen, Landquart-Chur, Lauterbrunnen-Wilderswil, Liechtenstein, Maderanertal, nördliches Tavetsch, Obersimmental, Obertoggenburg, Saanen-Gsteig, Sarganserland, St. Stephan-Lenk, Urner Oberland, Urserntal, Val Medel-Sumvitg, Werdenberg
  • Wind: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 09.12.2019, 00:00 - 10.12.2019, 06:00
    - Highest wind gusts in exposed locations: above 2000 m 100 - 130 km/h
    - Main wind direction southwest to northwest
    6:Wind:2:232,233,234,235,236,237,238,239,240,241,242,243,244,245,246,247,248,249,250,251,252:
    Aletschgebiet, Arolla, Bex - Villars, Binntal, Brig - nördliches Simplongebiet, Conthey - Fully, Haut val de Bagnes, Lötschental - Naters, Martigny - Verbier, Monthey - Val d'Illiez, Oberes Mattertal, Oberes Saastal, Obergoms, Sion - Crans-Montana, südliches Simplongebiet, Turtmanntal, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Entremont - Val Ferret, Val d'Hérens, Vallée du Trient, Vispertal - Nanztal
  • Wind: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 08.12.2019, 21:00 - 09.12.2019, 21:00
    - Highest wind gusts in exposed locations: in the plains 60 - 80 km/h, above 1500 m 70 -100 km/h
    - Main wind direction southwest to west
    7:Wind:2:201,202,203,204,205,206,207,208,209,210,211,212,213,214,215,216,217,218,219,220,221,223,224,225,226,227,228,229,230,231:
    Aigle - Leysin, Ajoie, Basse-Gruyère, Bienne - Neuchâtel, Broye, Delémont - Bellelay, Estavayer - Cudrefin, Franches-Montagnes, Fribourg, Glâne, Gros-de-Vaud, Jogne - Haute-Gruyere, La Chaux-de-Fonds - Le Locle, Lausanne - Lavaux, Morges - Cossonay, Moutier - Tavannes, Murten - Kerzers, Nidau - Ins, Nyon - Terre Sainte, Oron – Haute-Broye, Pays-d'Enhaut, Plaine de l'Orbe, Préalpes vaudoises, Saint-Cergue, Val de Ruz - Colombier, Val de Travers, Vallon de Saint-Imier, Vallée de Joux, Vouvry, Yverdon - Bevaix
  • Avalanches: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 07.12.2019, 17:00 - 08.12.2019, 18:00
    Wind slabs
    In particular in northwest to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2000m.
    8:Avalanches:2:2134,1113,2133,1112,2132,1114,2111,1234,1233,1311,1312,2212,2211,1213,1232,3311,1231,3224,2124,1121,2121,3223,2123,3222,2122,1225,1224,1223,1222,3112,3113,1228,1246,1227,1245,3111,1226,1244,2221,1243,2222,1242,3114,1241,1221:
    Adelboden, Aigle-Leysin, Alpstein - Alvier, Bex-Villars, Bisistal, Blüemlisalp, Brienz-Interlaken, Engelberg, Engstligen, Flumserberg, Gadmertal, Gersau, Glarus Mitte, Glarus Nord, Glarus Süd-Grosstal, Glarus Süd-Sernftal, Glaubenberg, Grindelwald, Gstaad, Guttannen, Hasliberg - Rosenlaui, Hohgant, Iffigen, Jaun, Jungfrau - Schilthorn, Kandersteg, Lauterbrunnen, Lenk, Liechtenstein, Maderanertal, Meiental, Melchtal, Monthey-Val d'Illiez, Niedersimmental, Obersimmental, Pays d'Enhaut, Pilatus, Sarganserland, Schreckhorn, Schächental, Stoos, Uri Rot Stock, Vouvry, Wildhorn, Ybrig
  • Avalanches: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 07.12.2019, 17:00 - 08.12.2019, 18:00
    Wind slabs, old snow
    In particular in west to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2400m.
    9:Avalanches:2:4116,4115,4221,4212,4125,4124,4123,4122:
    Arolla, Haut Val de Bagnes, Martigny-Verbier, Mountet, Turtmanntal, untere Vispertäler, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Hérens
  • Avalanches: Moderate danger, level 2

    Validity: 07.12.2019, 17:00 - 08.12.2019, 18:00
    Wind slabs
    In particular in northwest to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2400m.
    10:Avalanches:2:5212,4211,5211,4213,4231,5121,4232,5124,4215,4112,5215,4214,4111,4114,4113,4224,4242,4223,4241,4222,4244,4243,4121,4225,1247,2223,2224,6111,6112:
    Bedrettotal, Binntal, Calanda, Conthey-Fully, Emosson, Flims, Grimselpass, Génépi, Konkordia Gebiet, Leuk, Leukerbad - Lötschental, Mattmark, Montana, Monte Rosa, nördliches Obergoms, nördliches Simplon Gebiet, nördliches Tujetsch, nördliches Urseren, obere Leventina, Reckingen, Riederalp, Saas Fee, südliches Obergoms, südliches Simplon Gebiet, südliches Tujetsch, südliches Urseren, Val d'Entremont-Val Ferret, Val Sumvitg, Zermatt
  • Avalanches: No or minor danger, level 1

    Validity: 07.12.2019, 17:00 - 08.12.2019, 18:00
    Wind slabs
    11:Avalanches:1:1122,1111,3211,2131,3221,2112,1211,1212:
    Appenzeller Alpen, Gruyère, Rothenthurm, Schwarzenberg, Toggenburg, Waadtländer Voralpen, westliche Berner Voralpen, östliche Berner Voralpen
  • Avalanches: No or minor danger, level 1

    Validity: 07.12.2019, 17:00 - 08.12.2019, 18:00
    No distinct avalanche problem
    12:Avalanches:1:5112,5214,5113,5122,5123,5111,7113,7114,7115,7231,7126,7125,7124,7123,7122,7121,5222,5234,5231,5232,5221:
    Albulatal, Bivio, Davos, Domleschg - Lenzerheide, Münstertal, nördliches Prättigau, Obersaxen - Safiental, Samnaun, Savognin, Schams, Schanfigg, St. Moritz, Sur Tasna, südliches Prättigau, Val Chamuera, Val dal Spöl, Val S-charl, Val Suot, westliche Silvretta, Zuoz, östliche Silvretta
  • Avalanches: No or minor danger, level 1

    Validity: 07.12.2019, 17:00 - 08.12.2019, 18:00
    Dry avalanches: No distinct avalanche problem
    13:Avalanches:1:7112,7111,5216,7222,7221,7211,6113,6131,5223,6114,6132,5233,6115,6211,6122,6212,6121:
    alto Moesano, Avers, basso Moesano, Bergell, Bernina, Bleniotal, Corvatsch, Luganese, Mendrisiotto, obere Maggiatäler, oberes Puschlav, Rheinwald, Riviera, untere Leventina, untere Maggiatäler, unteres Puschlav, Zervreila