Warnings for freezing rain for Switzerland
No active warnings Alert level dark green:
Active weather notice Alert level yellow:
Severe weather watch Alert level orange:
Severe weather warning (moderate) Alert level red:
Severe weather warning (heavy) Alert level violet:
Severe weather warning (extreme)
The map gives an overview of all the freezing rain warnings for Switzerland. On the graphic you can see at which locations respectively in which areas of Switzerland freezing rain has to be reckoned with. Freezing rain is rain immediately freezing after falling on a frozen surface. That induces frozen and slippery conditions in Switzerland.
We distinguish between weather watches and weather warnings. Freezing rain watches are issued if freezing rain falls in Switzerland are probable but there are uncertainties about duration, intensity and/or the course of them. The freezing rain warnings, in turn, are divided into three levels: At the orange warning level light, at the red warning level moderate and at the violet, top warning level considerable obstructions due to freezing rain have to be reckoned with. Because the danger arising from freezing rain can't immediately be recognized, the detailed and reliable forecasts of such freezing rain events are very important especially for the traffic situation on motorways and other roads and the dependent road users, as well as for the accident service in Switzerland. Care must thus be taken on the roads of Switzerland during freezing rain fall! Professional and experienced meteorologists at the Severe Weather Centre continually adjust the freezing rain forecasts for Switzerland manually and make them cutting-edge 24 hours a day.