Storm Hendrik – Hurricane gusts sweep over Switzerland at around 140 kilometers an hour – News

  • Storm Hendrik crosses Switzerland from west to east in the course of the day.
  • The first hurricane gusts also reached the lowlands early in the morning.

According to SRF Meteo, the strongest gust so far has been measured on the Moléson in the canton of Friborg – Hendrik swept across the country there at 138 kilometers per hour.

On the Chasseral and on the Üetliberg it was 134 kilometers per hour. The cold front moves eastward across northern Switzerland in the morning hours. In addition to strong wind, it also brings plenty of rain.

Individual hurricane gusts have also been measured in the lowlands. For example in Cressier (NE) with 125 km / h. There was a heavy storm in the canton of Jura in the last hour. Gusts of more than 100 kilometers per hour were measured in Porrentruy.

In Ramsen in the canton of Schaffhausen, the fire brigade had to move out during the night because of a fallen tree. The Zurich canton police received around two dozen calls between 5.30 a.m. and 7 a.m. about fallen trees and blown building barriers and the like, as they announced at the request of SRF.

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