The snow came on Saturday night, just as the clocks were turned back an hour marking the end of Central European Summer Time.
The heaviest falls were seen in the eastern Alps with large parts of the canton of Graubünden over 1,200 metres above sea level seeing 30–70 centimetres of new snow.
The Graubünden resort town of Arosa notched up the heaviest snowfall with 72 centimetres. Parts of southern Valais also saw 20–30 centimetres of the white stuff while the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Jura had nine centimetres.
WINTER GREETINGS . 28 October 2018 It is the first kiss of winter - at least in the alps. I was so excited like a little child - even more than @rastawhiteshepherd 😂😂😂. For me - when all around is white - I feel like I am in a fairytale... maybe as a red haired witch 🧙♀️???🤣🤣🤣 . . . #exploretheworld #nikondeutschland #ic_landscapes #loves_mountains #inlovewithswitzerland #blickheimat #hoherkasten #destination_Switzerland #switzerland_vacations #switzerlandpictures #super_switzerland #splendid_nature #splendid_earth #visitswitzerland #wonderful_places #best_earthscapes #nikonswitzerland #splendid_nature #splendid_earth #visitswitzerland #wonderful_places #best_earthscapes #earthfocus #winteriscoming
Im #Sarganserland #Schnee bis ins Tal. In Chur/GR 10 cm #Neuschnee, in Elm/GL 22 cm, in Davos 42 cm, in Disentis/GR 55 cm und in Vals/GR sogar 68 cm. #WinterImHerbst ❄️☃️❄️ ^jz pic.twitter.com/8MkpnBbwSi— SRF Meteo (@srfmeteo) October 28, 2018
Meanwhile, the canton of Ticino was hit by very heavy rains over the weekend. On Sunday, some places in the canton experienced more than a months' average rainfall in less than 24 hours.
These heavy rains are set to continue until Tuesday, with parts of Valais and Ticino to be hardest hit. Authorities have issues warnings about possible landslides, mudslides and flooding across the south of the country. Gale force winds are also expected.
Seit Samstagmorgen im Tessin lokal 260 mm Regen, und es geht weiter. Im Tessin und in den angrenzenden Gebieten lokal nochmals bis 150 mm. Schneefallgrenze auf 2000 - 2500 m steigend. Gefahr von Erdrutschen. Dazu auf den Bergen Orkanböen.— SRF Meteo (@srfmeteo) October 29, 2018