Storm front brings wild winds to Switzerland

People have been warned to avoid walking in the forest and to secure or tidy away loose objects in the face of strong winds in Switzerland on Monday.

Storm front brings wild winds to Switzerland
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Wind gusts measuring over 100km/h were seen across the country on Monday morning.

The strongest gust was measured on the Bantiger mountain in the canton of Bern – 148 k/mh, according to private weather service MeteoNews.

Police in the canton of Aargua reported that trees had come down and that a number of roads had been closed, although there were no reports of major damage.

Meanwhile, authorities in Zurich warned people to avoid forest walks and secure loose items.

The weather situation is expected to be calmer on Tuesday with sunny spells and temperatures around 9–13C.

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