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Sick and tired of the weather in Switzerland

I have been living here for over a year now and even though i love the life i have here i am really sick and tired of the weather. And by sick i mean literally sick. This is the second winter here and i have a cold every single day. Besides that, the sun barely shines over here. It is sooo depressing. I miss the sunshine I never thought that sunshine would have such a huge impact on one's mood.
Am I the only one in this situation?
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I have been living here for over a year now and even though i love the life i have here i am really sick and tired of the weather. And by sick i mean literally sick. This is the second winter here and i have a cold every single day. Besides that, the sun barely shines over here. It is sooo depressing. I miss the sunshine I never thought that sunshine would have such a huge impact on one's mood.
Am I the only one in this situation?
If I were you I'd move. The Canary Islands have a pleasant climate, then there's Florida and of course the Carribean.

Plenty of choice in fact. Places where you'd get to love the life there too.
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Re: Sick and tired of the weather in Switzerland

*looks up at beautiful blue sky*

Ah, Basel. The place to be.
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Re: Sick and tired of the weather in Switzerland

http://www.webmd.com/depression/tc/s...topic-overview
Get a UV light for home.
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Old 21.01.2013, 10:12
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Re: Sick and tired of the weather in Switzerland

Sometimes i agree with the OP. And then i remember how it was living in the UK. Much better here
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Re: Sick and tired of the weather in Switzerland

I have read about those...do they actually work? Or is it merely a placebo?
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I have been living here for over a year now and even though i love the life i have here i am really sick and tired of the weather. And by sick i mean literally sick. This is the second winter here and i have a cold every single day. Besides that, the sun barely shines over here. It is sooo depressing. I miss the sunshine I never thought that sunshine would have such a huge impact on one's mood.
Am I the only one in this situation?
Get above the clouds and into the fresh air of the mountains whenever you can.
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Old 21.01.2013, 10:20
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Re: Sick and tired of the weather in Switzerland

It's called "Bern-out". Best bet is a visit (or move) to the sunnier cantons, such as Basel. Lovely sunny day. You can see from the webcams here: http://meteo.search.ch/basel
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Old 21.01.2013, 10:22
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Re: Sick and tired of the weather in Switzerland

The Swiss weather, Zurich region, is an active Brits dream.

To go from 9months of rain and misery, 2months of freezing cold, and 1 month of possible sunshine but normally just a bit less grey and rainy then the rest of the year to a 4 month cold but solid snow season (SKIIIIIIIIIIIIII), and a 3 month summer of consistent sunny days is paradise.

Wouldn't change it for the world.
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*looks up at beautiful blue sky*

Ah, Basel. The place to be.
statistically the sunniest town in Switzerland.

Look on the bright side - at least this country is not crippled at the mere thought of snow.
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statistically the sunniest town in Switzerland.

Look on the bright side - at least this country is not crippled at the mere thought of snow.
At the moment, here in Birr, it is almost sunny and with the snow, it is very bright indeed :-)

It's subtly different weather to the UK, bit more predictable. What I wasn't used to when I came here was the extreme humidity; 100% in summer and 0% in winter. We had our kitchen installed in the summer, and now it is visibly 1% smaller, as the wood has shrunk.

What always gets me when I go back to the UK is the wind..
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Old 21.01.2013, 10:37
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statistically the sunniest town in Switzerland.

Look on the bright side - at least this country is not crippled at the mere thought of snow.
Sion and Sierre are the sunniest towns.

Anywhere near lakes and mountains is foggy in Winter, except Geneva to Vevey.

The lamps do work, you might get one second hand as they are expensive.
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What always gets me when I go back to the UK is the wind..
There's a reason for that

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-stir-fry.html
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I have been living here for over a year now and even though i love the life i have here i am really sick and tired of the weather. And by sick i mean literally sick. This is the second winter here and i have a cold every single day. Besides that, the sun barely shines over here. It is sooo depressing. I miss the sunshine I never thought that sunshine would have such a huge impact on one's mood.
Am I the only one in this situation?
Every place in the world is pretty in its own way. But there is always a trade off. Switzerland has some great features, but right now I miss the sunshine as well....and I've had a runny nose for about a month, nonstop.

Oddly enough, when I first moved to Arizona, I started to miss the rain. There are +300 days per year of sunshine there, but after a while you just start wishing for a rainy day. Oh wait, it's also +40 degrees C in the summer
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Re: Sick and tired of the weather in Switzerland

Yeah, my british friends all think i am crazy :P
Basel is sunnier, that's true...but also 1h further away from the slopes . I guess you get used to it over the years...if you have enough patience...
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Every place in the world is pretty in its own way. But there is always a trade off. Switzerland has some great features, but right now I miss the sunshine as well....and I've had a runny nose for about a month, nonstop.

Oddly enough, when I first moved to Arizona, I started to miss the rain. There are +300 days per year of sunshine there, but after a while you just start wishing for a rainy day. Oh wait, it's also +40 degrees C in the summer
I guess you are right. No place is perfect and as a woman i will probably find a reason to complain anywhere in this world :P
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Anywhere near lakes and mountains is foggy in Winter, except Geneva to Vevey.
Geneva is currently under a blanket of grey fugginess.... and it'll last for about three months.
It's happened every year since I moved here (in 1980), and usually lasts from early January to late March so sadly Geneva's definitely not an exception.
We'll get the odd sunny day, but this is the norm. And it's damned depressing at times!
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Move to Australia. Its been a month away and I miss it already.
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Re: Sick and tired of the weather in Switzerland

One idea from me. Buy a ticket to Costinesti you'll not find a job there but probably the sun.
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One idea from me. Buy a ticket to Costinesti you'll not find a job there but probably the sun.
LOL it used to be the "land of choice" back in highschool But now i would prefer Vadu
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