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Snow storms in Switzerland – A2 in front of the Gotthard-Tunnel is locked

mild weather has been adopted definitely. The Monday morning showers with large rain, the rain to Sleet and in some cases even snowfalls have changed. According to Roger Beret of MeteoNews it can even be white in the flat country.

traffic in the direction of the South stopped

The change in the weather has also brought restrictions on the traffic. The A2 is in-between the Amsteg and the Gotthard Tunnel, was closed in the early afternoon because of the heavy snow. In the meantime, the lanes are but cleared, as it is called on request from the police of the Canton of Uri.

Local Thunderstorms are possible

elsewhere, is to be expected along the mountains with snow. There is a North jam makes for a stronger precipitation, which could bring 10 to 15 centimetres of snow. In the mountain valleys, however, it remains for sleet, rain, mostly not in snow settles. It must also be locally starting at noon with thunderstorms, including lightning, Thunder and Wind expected.

The temperatures in the lowland are on Monday at 4 to 5 degrees. In the meantime you can also drop to 1 to 2 degrees. Already on Tuesday, the temperatures are on the rise again in the double-digit range, and it is to be expected with plenty of sunshine.

"February was much to dry"

in the night on Wednesday, the next error comes. "On Wednesday the weather is April again-like, and occur increasingly with showers of rain and sleet to rain," says Beret. Similarly, it continues on Friday. Even then, it was raining again, a lot of snow but there is no more. On the weekend the weather is getting better finally with milder temperatures.

"This changeable weather, with relatively low temperatures is completely normal for March," says Beret. Exceptionally had been more of the mild temperatures of February and beginning of March. "Nature can now cope well even with high levels of rainfall, because the February was definitely too dry." (red)

Created: 11.03.2019, 13:18 PM

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