Storm Antonia crossed large parts of Switzerland on Monday night. In the lowlands, gusts of gusts of more than 100 kilometers per hour were measured, Metionnews reported Monday night on Twitter.
The cold front from Antonia will arrive in Switzerland soon. The highest wind peaks are expected when the cold front passes. Meteorologists from Metionnews urge caution on the way to work.
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Striker on the Santis River
On the mountains, Antonia swept the peaks at a speed of 100 to 120 kilometers per hour at night. Above 1000 meters, the Santis River was at the top – at a speed of 147 kilometers per hour. Its peak during the night increases significantly in some areas as a result of the cold fronts. Stronger storms are expected Monday morning. In the afternoon, the storm should gradually subside.
At around 4.50 a.m. early Monday morning, Pilatus in central Switzerland reached a speed of 135 kilometers per hour, followed by Nappf at 117 kilometers per hour. In Zurich, the wind blew at 98 kilometers per hour and in the Plaaffeien FR at 97 kilometers per hour. 115 kilometers per hour was measured on Mount Uttliberg.
Lots of fresh snow and high danger level
From Monday morning to Tuesday morning, 30 to 60 cm of new snow can be expected on mountains over 800 meters high, locally. “There are strong shipments due to strong winds, and therefore the risk of avalanches increases,” Metionnews wrote.
According to the risk map, with a few exceptions, all parts of Switzerland are affected by the storm. The risk level is 3 out of 5. Only along Lake Geneva, in parts of Valais and in Ticino there is a risk level of 2 or less. (SDA/kes)
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