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  • Beginning of the event: 9 August 2002
  • End of the event: 13 August 2002
  • Duration of the event: 5 days

Affected area: the northern side of the Alps and the Alpine north slope, in particular the central and eastern parts.

Note: while this event had relatively small impacts in Switzerland, it had devastating effects in other parts of Europe, namely in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, as well as in Russia. A short description of the precipitation in these countries can be found in the climatological bulletin in the section References and links.