Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1241  
Old 10.08.2015, 22:32
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 7,522
Groaned at 164 Times in 139 Posts
Thanked 8,548 Times in 4,684 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Huge thunderstorm here, the rain gutters are completely overwhelmed. At last it is cooler. ☺
Reply With Quote
  #1242  
Old 11.08.2015, 19:46
vuachère's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Vaud
Posts: 548
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 334 Times in 188 Posts
vuachère has earned the respect of manyvuachère has earned the respect of manyvuachère has earned the respect of many
Re: Weather!

Simply had to share the view currently from my place. No rain yet in the forecast, but who knows!
Attached Thumbnails
weather-wp_20150811_003.jpg  
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank vuachère for this useful post:
  #1243  
Old 12.08.2015, 12:27
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 911
Groaned at 95 Times in 50 Posts
Thanked 289 Times in 189 Posts
JakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthy
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
Simply had to share the view currently from my place. No rain yet in the forecast, but who knows!
Ya I saw this cloud yesterday with incredibly elongated anvil

Meanwhile today:
Attached Thumbnails
weather-img_20150812_085830.jpg  
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank JakubB for this useful post:
  #1244  
Old 12.08.2015, 12:43
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 1,975
Groaned at 18 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 1,978 Times in 805 Posts
McTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Ha, ha! And we could see the same over your side!
Attached Thumbnails
weather-img_5093.jpg  
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank McTAVGE for this useful post:
  #1245  
Old 12.08.2015, 20:30
vuachère's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Vaud
Posts: 548
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 334 Times in 188 Posts
vuachère has earned the respect of manyvuachère has earned the respect of manyvuachère has earned the respect of many
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
Ha, ha! And we could see the same over your side!
Where was this taken from? Mine is from the boundaries of Lausanne with the Jura in the distance.
Reply With Quote
  #1246  
Old 12.08.2015, 21:10
Deep Purple's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 5,147
Groaned at 15 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 5,006 Times in 2,455 Posts
Deep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
Simply had to share the view currently from my place. No rain yet in the forecast, but who knows!
This was shared on the Montreux Facebook page yesterday
Attached Thumbnails
weather-montreux-110815-fb.jpg  
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Deep Purple for this useful post:
  #1247  
Old 12.08.2015, 21:44
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: here
Posts: 3,534
Groaned at 51 Times in 42 Posts
Thanked 3,548 Times in 1,804 Posts
glowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Seems like tomorrow's the "last" day of this hot summer. Damn!

20min source

16 degrees are too **** cold for August! Don't mind the rain and storms, though.

So, binge on ice cream and spend the day at the pool/lake/river tomorrow if you can. Of course this can also be done when it's only half as warm (Saturday), but it's much less fun.
Reply With Quote
  #1248  
Old 12.08.2015, 22:06
Sutter's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Thurgau
Posts: 5,794
Groaned at 67 Times in 48 Posts
Thanked 2,760 Times in 1,589 Posts
Sutter has a reputation beyond reputeSutter has a reputation beyond reputeSutter has a reputation beyond reputeSutter has a reputation beyond reputeSutter has a reputation beyond reputeSutter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
Seems like tomorrow's the "last" day of this hot summer. Damn!

20min source

16 degrees are too **** cold for August! Don't mind the rain and storms, though.

So, binge on ice cream and spend the day at the pool/lake/river tomorrow if you can. Of course this can also be done when it's only half as warm (Saturday), but it's much less fun.
Thank you thank you this heat as made me so ill I hate it, for the last few weeks I have made my husband sleep in the cellar ( I can't stand body heat next to me ) when it's cooling down he can share my bed, then again I like our big bed to myself lol
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Sutter for this useful post:
  #1249  
Old 12.08.2015, 22:38
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 1,975
Groaned at 18 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 1,978 Times in 805 Posts
McTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Hermance, tip end of left bank.
Reply With Quote
  #1250  
Old 13.08.2015, 17:53
Erazor's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Lausanne / Italy
Posts: 39
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 19 Times in 12 Posts
Erazor has no particular reputation at present
Re: Weather!

Finally, thunderstorm
And there are some boats on the lake, despite lightning strikes
Reply With Quote
  #1251  
Old 13.08.2015, 18:25
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 19,381
Groaned at 369 Times in 276 Posts
Thanked 22,387 Times in 10,074 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Been a lovely warm day, again. But suddenly got very dark and windy, and a few rumbles of thunder- not much rain yet though.

Ooops edit 1 minute later - chucking it down now!
Reply With Quote
  #1252  
Old 13.08.2015, 18:27
Mélusine's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lutry
Posts: 3,383
Groaned at 30 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 4,384 Times in 1,858 Posts
Mélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

All hell broke lose over here!

Literally from one second to the next, we passed from 30 degrees to a huge storm. Very strong wind and heavy rain. Half my terrace went flying to the neighbors
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Mélusine for this useful post:
  #1253  
Old 13.08.2015, 18:33
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 1,975
Groaned at 18 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 1,978 Times in 805 Posts
McTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond reputeMcTAVGE has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Collected son from Edinburgh at Geneva airport at 12.50, quickly had some nice smoked meats and melon, he almost died of the heat so changed into his swimming shorts, rushed to the lake, had an hour's swim with his sister, ice cream, glass of rosé wine...and now it's hot cups of tea and rain that, he swears, has followed him all the way from Scotland!!
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank McTAVGE for this useful post:
  #1254  
Old 13.08.2015, 19:09
Belgianmum's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Was Belgium now Neuchâtel
Posts: 8,220
Groaned at 60 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 10,241 Times in 4,924 Posts
Belgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

It's just arrived here.
Reply With Quote
  #1255  
Old 13.08.2015, 19:15
bonaire's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CH
Posts: 204
Groaned at 5 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 309 Times in 95 Posts
bonaire has earned the respect of manybonaire has earned the respect of manybonaire has earned the respect of many
Re: Weather!

I have a view of Lake Neuchatel from our house windows. There's a sailboat out in the middle with it's sail down (smartly). Then all hell broke lose and I can't see the boat anymore although I saw it 5 minutes ago. It couldn't be out of view that fast, just hope it is lost from my view in the waves and white caps.
Reply With Quote
  #1256  
Old 13.08.2015, 22:57
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 911
Groaned at 95 Times in 50 Posts
Thanked 289 Times in 189 Posts
JakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthy
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
All hell broke lose over here!

Literally from one second to the next, we passed from 30 degrees to a huge storm. Very strong wind and heavy rain. Half my terrace went flying to the neighbors
My doormat, my outdoor carpet, a hammoc and a plastic chair(!) all landed in the garden 2 floors down from my balcony in a matter of seconds Microburst observed so I had time to collect my cat and nothing more before the wave hit us
Reply With Quote
  #1257  
Old 13.08.2015, 23:03
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 19,381
Groaned at 369 Times in 276 Posts
Thanked 22,387 Times in 10,074 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
I have a view of Lake Neuchatel from our house windows. There's a sailboat out in the middle with it's sail down (smartly). Then all hell broke lose and I can't see the boat anymore although I saw it 5 minutes ago. It couldn't be out of view that fast, just hope it is lost from my view in the waves and white caps.
I'm afraid Lake Neuchâtel is very famous for late afternoon really violent and dangerous change of conditions- so let's hope they are OK. The problem is that the Jura mountains above get cooler before the Lake area, creating a very fast and massive vacuum- virtually in minutes - causing many accidents for sailing boats, and much more for windsurfers, regularly fatal.
Normally the port authorities can see this coming and will activate flashing lights all around the lake warning sailors and surfers to get back to the shore quickly.
Reply With Quote
  #1258  
Old 13.08.2015, 23:04
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 19,381
Groaned at 369 Times in 276 Posts
Thanked 22,387 Times in 10,074 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
View Post
I have a view of Lake Neuchatel from our house windows. There's a sailboat out in the middle with it's sail down (smartly). Then all hell broke lose and I can't see the boat anymore although I saw it 5 minutes ago. It couldn't be out of view that fast, just hope it is lost from my view in the waves and white caps.
I'm afraid Lake Neuchâtel is very famous for late afternoon really violent and dangerous change of conditions- so let's hope they are OK. The problem is that the Jura mountains above get cooler before the Lake area, creating a very fast and massive vacuum- virtually in minutes - causing many accidents for sailing boats, and much more for windsurfers, regularly fatal.
Normally the port authorities can see this coming and will activate flashing lights all around the lake warning sailors and surfers to get back to the shore quickly. This phenomenon/wind is called 'Le Joran'. You are supposed to report such sightings to the emergency services so they can check the boat out.

Last edited by Ace1; 14.08.2015 at 07:03. Reason: Merging copied/edited post
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Odile for this useful post:
  #1259  
Old 13.08.2015, 23:11
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 911
Groaned at 95 Times in 50 Posts
Thanked 289 Times in 189 Posts
JakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthyJakubB is considered unworthy
Re: Weather!

Quote:
View Post
I'm afraid Lake Neuchâtel is very famous for late afternoon really violent and dangerous change of conditions- so let's hope they are OK. The problem is that the Jura mountains above get cooler before the Lake area, creating a very fast and massive vacuum- virtually in minutes - causing many accidents for sailing boats, and much more for windsurfers, regularly fatal.
Normally the port authorities can see this coming and will activate flashing lights all around the lake warning sailors and surfers to get back to the shore quickly.
Close but not exactly right Jura mountains act like a enormous radiator which heats up the air. Hotter air moves up along the slopes sucking very moist air from the lake surface behind it. When it gets high enough (and colder), the water in it condenses rapidly creating thunderstorm clouds. Additionally, process of condensation releases so called latent heat which accelerates the cloud formation process even more. This is know as an orographic cloud or storm and happens in the Alps as well (especially eastern tip of Lac Leman, in the Montreux/Aigle/Martigny region ) Additionally to this effect, a rapid downflow of cooled air along with the precipitation might occur causing substantial damages on the ground and endangering watercrafts on the lake.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank JakubB for this useful post:
  #1260  
Old 13.08.2015, 23:27
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: here
Posts: 3,534
Groaned at 51 Times in 42 Posts
Thanked 3,548 Times in 1,804 Posts
glowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Weather!

Nyon train station today
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weather GarryBasel Daily life 22 14.01.2013 13:56
North Yorkshire weather vs. Zurich area weather jmmf2012 Daily life 5 05.01.2013 19:07
Weather Forecasting jerallie Daily life 1 10.08.2011 22:12
Weather Sutter Complaints corner 733 19.10.2009 00:44
Fall weather... Peg A Daily life 0 29.08.2009 23:29


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:26.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0