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Old 15.06.2015, 14:13
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Re: Weather!

Just sent my 8 yr. old daughter back to school (about 1km walk) in a brisk rain shower, whilst I and the car remain idle at home.
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Old 15.06.2015, 15:30
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How are things this morning Sutter?
Thanks the water is all gone, just praying the heating system as not been damaged, we have a man coming soon to check tks for asking
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The forecast was absolutely spot on here for both Saturday and Sunday here. They even got the timing of the storms to within about 15 minutes. The hailstones were anazing but fortunately didn't do any damage.

It is lovely and fresh and it did wonders for the garden but they can turn the tap off now.


Hope you've got your cellar sorted out Sutter. It's horrible when water gets in there, it happened to us once in Hanover and we had to bin loads of stuff.
Tell me about it when we was building our house we had a bad storm and the cellar flooded you could have swam in it had to hire lots of machines to dry out the walls grrrrrr it's a nightmare when this happens. Sorry it happened to you hope you didn't have to bin anything sentimental.
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Old 15.06.2015, 18:45
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Is it a forte of Meteo Suisse to get their forecast wrong...most of the time?
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Old 15.06.2015, 20:08
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Heating man was here www were very lucky only a little water got into the heating system. Maybe so not lucky with the playroom wood floor we need machines to dry it out then see how much damage as been done
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Old 29.06.2015, 20:11
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Re: Weather!

WHERE in Switzerland is it cooler right now??"Brits melting alert"!


Damn the neighbours with their swimming pool! At least I've got a nice stock of cool beer in the fridge (and rosé wine, not to offend my Swiss friends!)
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Old 29.06.2015, 22:25
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Re: Weather!

Nowhere I should think. Extreme heat warning out for my area with temps ranging from 30 to 37 this week! Portugal and Spain also issuing heatwave warnings to their populations and even UK is getting in on the act. Better grovel to your neighbour and ask to use their pool.
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Old 29.06.2015, 22:44
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WHERE in Switzerland is it cooler right now??"Brits melting alert"!


Damn the neighbours with their swimming pool! At least I've got a nice stock of cool beer in the fridge (and rosé wine, not to offend my Swiss friends!)

I think you need to go high up into the mountains for some relief - take sunscreen, though.
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Old 29.06.2015, 22:54
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I think you need to go high up into the mountains for some relief - take sunscreen, though.
+1 for this. Bernese Oberland or maybe Leysin if you want a bit closer to you.
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Old 29.06.2015, 23:12
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+1 for this. Bernese Oberland or maybe Leysin if you want a bit closer to you.

Going to Saas-Fee yodel festival this week end, hopefully I'll hit the right notes AND cooler temperatures!
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Re: Weather!

Cold: Alps above 10,000 ft / 3,000: e.g. Jungfraujoch, Matternhorn-M. Cervino, Piz Bernina

Cool: Alps below 10,000 ft / 3,000 m: e.g. Simplon-Sempione, le Gd-St-Bernard, Furka, Grimsel, Novena-Nufenen, S. Bernardino

Temperated: Alps above 5,000 ft / 1500 m: Albulatal, Hte-Gruyère, Berner/Urner Oberland, Val d'Illiez, Engelbergertal

Warm: Voralpen / Préalpes / Jura: Uri, Glarus, Basse-Gruyère, Most inhabited areas of Grischun, Fürstenland, Franches-Montagnes...

Hot: Mittelland-Plateau (areas of CH with highest population density)

Very hot: Basel, Baselbiet, Geneva-La Côte, Zürich, Sottoceneri

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Hell: S.W. France, Spain (outside Pyrénées)


I live in the warm area
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Old 30.06.2015, 04:15
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Re: Weather!

Had such mega aaahsom time at Luzerner Fests 2015 this last week-end with super bands;and my friend Dodo tore it up too !

Finally,finally some summer feeling,and it was 27°C today;and it will be around 30+ all week.
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Old 30.06.2015, 09:01
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Re: Weather!

How the body copes with extreme heat

The body's normal core temperature is 37-38C.

If it heats up to 39-40C, the brain tells the muscles to slow down and fatigue sets in. At 40-41C heat exhaustion is likely - and above 41C the body starts to shut down.

Chemical processes start to be affected, the cells inside the body deteriorate and there is a risk of multiple organ failure.

The body cannot even sweat at this point because blood flow to the skin stops, making it feel cold and clammy.

Heatstroke - which can occur at any temperature over 40C - requires professional medical help and if not treated immediately, chances of survival can be slim.


There are a number of things people can do to help themselves. These include:
  • drinking fluids
  • wearing damp clothes which will help lower the body's temperature
  • sticking one's hands in cold water
  • placing fans next to windows as this will draw air from outside, which should be cooler
  • wearing looser clothes
  • having a lukewarm shower rather than a cold one
  • fanning the face rather than other parts of the body
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33316985
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Old 30.06.2015, 11:16
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YOU'RE ALL GOING TO MELT AND DIE!!!!
It's just Summer; we have one most years.
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Old 30.06.2015, 11:21
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Re: Weather!

Just wear a hat and all be will be fine.
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Old 30.06.2015, 11:33
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How the body copes with extreme heat

The body's normal core temperature is 37-38C.

If it heats up to 39-40C, the brain tells the muscles to slow down and fatigue sets in. At 40-41C heat exhaustion is likely - and above 41C the body starts to shut down.

Chemical processes start to be affected, the cells inside the body deteriorate and there is a risk of multiple organ failure.

The body cannot even sweat at this point because blood flow to the skin stops, making it feel cold and clammy.

Heatstroke - which can occur at any temperature over 40C - requires professional medical help and if not treated immediately, chances of survival can be slim.


There are a number of things people can do to help themselves. These include:
  • drinking fluids
  • wearing damp clothes which will help lower the body's temperature
  • sticking one's hands in cold water
  • placing fans next to windows as this will draw air from outside, which should be cooler
  • wearing looser clothes
  • having a lukewarm shower rather than a cold one
  • fanning the face rather than other parts of the body
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33316985
Or just go indoors...
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Old 30.06.2015, 11:42
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It's just Summer; we have one most years.
Yes, but we've never hit 37 degrees here before. 32/33 yes, but that's about it. As our house gets the sun all day from two sides even indoor temps are up at 27 during the evening - and that's after letting the previous day's hot air out by opening the windows when we get up at 5.30am and then closing everything up later. Definitely time to get the fans going.
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Old 30.06.2015, 11:59
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Yes, but we've never hit 37 degrees here before.
Well, your profile says you live in misery, so it's not surprising. Most summers Basel gets to the mid 30s. We use the Rhine to cool off (or just stay in the shade with fans).
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Well, your profile says you live in misery, so it's not surprising. Most summers Basel gets to the mid 30s. We use the Rhine to cool off (or just stay in the shade with fans).


We know Adrianlondon that you lot in Basel are of the hardy type...it gets hot in London too! But for those of us from Northern Britain/Scotland, it requires some drastic measures (wine, beer, lake, with or without duck fleas!)


The worst is at night. If you are in (not very well insulated) rented accommodation, just under the eaves, no A/C, then it becomes challenging (can't keep drinking 24/7!)
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Old 30.06.2015, 13:46
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I heartily recommend a ceiling fan for the bedroom; it's lovely.
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Boiling up here in the mountains- but always gets cooler at night. with shutters closed and all windows wide opened creating a breeze, it's lovely. Those old houses with 90cm wide stone walls keep warm in extreme winter, and cool in Summer.
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