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climate Switzerland

All about snow in April

April did what it wanted this year, with snow down to low altitudes in the last few days. Snow in April occurs from time to time in the lowlands (on average about once or twice), but mostly in the first half of April. In addition, after a winter that was too wet in the Alps and a spring that has been too wet so far, there is currently much more snow than normal at high altitudes. This is certainly positive for the water balance in summer. The initial situation is also good for the glaciers, but the balance will depend heavily on the weather conditions in the summer.

Roger Perret

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bioweather Switzerland

An ever earlier spring – good or bad? Increased frost risk!

One of the mildest winters on record and the exceptionally mild spring so far are having an impact on nature: as has often been the case in recent years, it has awoken very early and is currently two to four weeks ahead of the rest of the year. 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. In particular, the risk of late frosts causing damage is increasing. The next few days will be tricky in this respect.

Roger Perret

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weather Switzerland

Still cool until Thursday, warmer at the weekend

The cool weather for this time of year will continue in the north until Thursday, with maximum temperatures mostly remaining in the single digits and a risk of frost in the morning. On Friday, double-digit maximums are expected for the first time in almost 10 days. At the weekend, it should then become very mild to warm with a foehn-like southerly current over the Alps, and the long cool phase will then definitely be over.

Roger Perret

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weather Switzerland

Still cool in the north until the middle of next week

The current cool and unsettled phase with recurring showers will continue in the north until around the middle of next week, with maximum temperatures mostly reaching only 7 to 10 degrees and snow often falling from 500 to 1000 meters. In the south, it will be partly to quite sunny and much milder until Sunday, but then, as in the north, it is likely to be unsettled and partly wet, especially on Monday, until the middle of the week. This will further reduce the temperature surplus in April, which has already dropped significantly compared to mid-month.

Roger Perret

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climate Switzerland

The first half of April was almost 5 degrees too warm!

The first half of April was exceptionally warm, with an excess of almost 5 degrees over the whole of Switzerland! There were also an unusually large number of summer days and even all-time April temperature records in some places. There were big differences in terms of precipitation: in the south it was sometimes far too wet, on the Swiss Plateau on the other hand, it was usually far too dry. The duration of sunshine was roughly within the norm.

Roger Perret

 
 

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