Heavy thunderstorms also expected on Friday

Thousands of lightning bolts were measured over Switzerland on Thursday evening. Large hailstones rained down, a lot of rain fell and a gust front even reached hurricane force in the lowlands.

On Thursday evening, 21,000 lightning bolts were counted in Switzerland.

Imago/Kh/Karina Hessland

ela. In the last few days, there have been heavy thunderstorms across Switzerland. Also on Thursday there were thunderstorms in the canton of Bern in the afternoon. According to SRF Meteo, a super cell built up northwest of Thun around 5 p.m. The thunderstorms were sometimes accompanied by heavy hail, and the power went out in some places. The hailstones were up to 4 centimeters in diameter.

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