On Sunday afternoon a wave of monster thunderstorms swept across Switzerland, bringing loads of hail, strong winds and torrential rain.
Meteonews warned of local thunderstorms in the cantons of Fribourg and Bern and for once, the forecast turned out to be true! People reported hail the size of golf balls, heavy rain and winds.
Some parts of the road to the Lac Noir in Fribourg were covered in a thick layer of hail:
In Zurich city, the main station was flooded! Readers report that in the city of Zug and Hallau (Schaffhausen), masses of water were ejected from manholes and flooded streets.
As «Meteonews» already wrote in a message, there are thunderstorms, heavy rain and hail showers in large parts of Switzerland today . The unstable and wild weather should continue from 4 p.m. to around 10 p.m. In the photo series, news scouts show how they experience the storm in their region.
— MeteoNews (@MeteoNewsAG) June 20, 2021
The Zurich region will be blasted by heavy precipitation and strong winds up into the late hours of the day.
Kurz nach Mittag sind die ersten #Gewitter in der Romandie in die Höhe geschossen. Bald erreicht ein kräftiges Gewitter die Region ZH. Hinter einer ersten Linie können sich weitere Gewitter bilden. ^gf pic.twitter.com/FAZ7kCitBo
— SRF Meteo (@srfmeteo) June 20, 2021
According to Meteonews, the worst is over. A new line of thunderstorms is approaching, but is slowly weakening. Keep calm! [20min]
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