INTERNATIONAL MAIL UPDATE Severe weather in the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

The offshoots of hurricane Gonzalo have caused severe weather in the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland since Monday night.

In Great Britain, wind and rain over Ireland reached north-western parts of Britain late in the evening, with gusts in Scotland by midnight. Thousands of air passengers faced severe traffic disruption on Tuesday after flights were cancelled due to high winds and heavy rain. Around 10% of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of London Heathrow Airport were cancelled.

In Southern Germany, the storm reached speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour which caused traffic chaos in several parts of the state. Several road and railway lines were temporarily closed as falling trees were reported. Then, thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong gusts caused temporary power outages in several communities. Meanwhile, there are new weather warnings for Northern Germany in place.

In Austria, strong squalls in Vorarlberg led to fallen trees, displaced streets and unroofed buildings. The Rhine Valley and the Bregenzerwald were particularly affected.

In Switzerland, in the canton of St. Gallen the storm untiled several roofs and led to fallen trees on roads and highways. According to current information, all streets were fully drivable again on Wednesday morning.

Please be prepared for delays in mail processing and delivery.