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Extremely mild first half of February!

The first half of February was extremely mild, with an excess of between around 3 and 7 degrees and an average of more than 5 degrees across Switzerland. In the second half, the excess dropped slightly, but it was clearly the mildest February for the whole of Switzerland since measurements began in 1864! Temperatures were quite widely higher than the average for March! There was sometimes too little precipitation in the north, but clearly too much in the south. Finally, the sun shone about as often as normal on the Swiss Plateau, but less frequently in other areas.

Roger Perret

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climate Switzerland

Together with 2019/2020, mildest winter since start of measurements!

The meteorological winter that ended yesterday (December to February) was around 2.7 degrees too mild compared to the long-term average from 1991 to 2020. This makes the winter of 2023/2024, together with the winter of 2019/2020, the mildest since measurements began in 1864. With the exception of February, there was too much precipitation, with December in particular being significantly too wet. Finally, the sun shone less frequently than normal in every winter month, with February in particular being far too cloudy.

Roger Perret

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weather Switzerland

Unspectacular week in the north, greater amounts of precipitation in the south

The last week of February and, from a meteorological point of view, the last week of winter is not very spectacular in the north. Clouds often dominate, but there is little precipitation. The situation is different in the south. After a wet start to the week, the weather only calms down briefly in the middle of the week and the next congestion situation is already on the horizon for the coming weekend.

Michael Eichmann

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weather Switzerland

No stable weather in sight

Stable weather is not in sight in the coming days, with the most sunshine likely on Saturday. It will also be occasionally wet, especially with a warm front today (Thursday) and a cold front tomorrow night (Friday) and tomorrow morning in the south and Graubünden. There will also be intermittent precipitation, especially in the south and west on Monday. Maximum temperatures will mostly be in the single digits in the north from tomorrow, but at just under 10 degrees it won't be very cool and will still be slightly above normal for the time of year.

Roger Perret

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bioweather Switzerland

An ever earlier spring – good or bad?

One of the mildest winters on record is having an impact on nature: As has often been the case in recent years, nature has woken up very early, which is also reflected in the fact that hay fever symptoms have been on the rise for some time now and many spring flowers are already blooming in gardens and parks. Winters are becoming milder and milder as a result of climate change, which means that nature is waking up earlier and earlier and the growing season is being extended. This has a variety of effects, both positive and negative.

Roger Perret

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weather Switzerland

Still too mild for the time of year

After the first half of the month was massively too mild compared to the long-term average (more on this tomorrow), the coming days will continue to be milder than average, although the temperature level will be slightly lower from Saturday. In addition, the weather will be quite mixed and occasionally wet, especially at the beginning of the week. The weather conditions for the two women's World Cup downhill races tomorrow (Friday and Saturday) and the super-G on Sunday in Crans-Montana should be quite good overall.

Roger Perret

 
 

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