The hydrological year 22/23
At the end of this month the hydrological year comes to an end in Switzerland – it always lasts from October 1 to September 30 of the following year. In the majority of the country there is no more precipitation until then, in the north and east the amounts are hardly worth mentioning. Therefore here already a rough review.
Record low sea ice extent on a global scale
Typically, the lowest sea ice extent is reached in the Arctic in mid-September, while the highest is reached in the Antarctic. This time is therefore particularly suitable for taking stock of the past northern summer or southern winter.
The Dvorak technique
Vernon Francis Dvorak passed away on September 19, 2022, at the age of 93. He was an American meteorologist who developed a satellite data-based method for determining the intensity of tropical storms. It revolutionized the forecasting of their development and saved many lives over the years.
Partly very stressful pollen year 2023
The growing season and with it the pollen season is slowly coming to an end. The pollen year was characterized by a very early start to the season and by very high grass pollen concentrations in some areas, which led to an above-average number of complaints. A brief review.
Weather Newsflash World
Every day, the weather somewhere in the world makes headlines, be it through severe weather, new records or extraordinary phenomena. We cover the most significant weather events in detail in our own MeteoBlogs. The other interesting and important weather news are summarized in this Newsflash.
Late summer or Indian summer?
In the current weather reports hears in connection with the current fine weather phase again and again from Indian summer. However, this is wrong, this is later, currently we are in late summer. More about the difference and in which season we are according to nature below.
Atlantic hurricane season 2023
The Atlantic hurricane season usually lasts from the beginning of June to the end of October. We report on the developments of the 2023 hurricane season in this blog with ongoing updates.
Late summer in absolute top form!
A special weather situation has set in, we are in the sphere of influence of an omega high. It will shape our weather for the whole week. Meteorologically, this sounds almost boring, and yet the current situation holds some remarkable peculiarities!
Omega situation: Durable and long-lasting
In recent days, a so-called omega situation has set in. This is characterized by a great consistency and longevity. But what exactly is an omega situation and how long does it last? More about this below.
Summer 2023 – the balance
The summer of 2023 in Switzerland often brought above-average temperatures and only a few cool periods –, the two in August were particularly pronounced. The bottom line, however, is once again a clear temperature surplus. The precipitation amounts also ranged from severe drought to enormous amounts of rain. In addition, 362,256 lightning bolts twitched in the sky above Switzerland.