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Current heat wave hazards

Updated on: 20.10.2020, 18:35

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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)

Heat warnings are issued only for categories 3 and 4.

Danger level 2 (Moderate danger)

Heat warnings are issued only for categories 3 and 4.

 
Danger level 3 (Considerable danger)

Effects:

Risk of circulatory complaints, physical discomfort

Behaviour:

Protect yourself from exposure to sunlight, avoid physical effort if possible and make sure you drink enough fluid.

Heat Index HI > 90:

min. 3 days. Heatwave with temperatures remaining over the threshold value for three days or more.

 
Danger level 4 (High danger)

Effects:

Increased risk for circulatory complaints, physical discomfort

Behaviour:

Protect yourself from exposure to sunlight, avoid physical effort if possible and make sure you drink enough fluid.

Heat Index HI > 93:

min. 5 days. Extreme heatwave, with temperatures remaining over the threshold value for five days or more.

Danger level 5 (Very high danger)

Heat warnings are issued only for categories 3 and 4.

No danger level

Heat warnings are issued only in the summer half year.

 

Current heat wave hazards in Switzerland

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    Heat Wave: No danger level