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Old 03.06.2010, 12:16
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Re: Weather rant

The title of this thread is going through a few changes. I expect it soon to read "Comment regarding meteorological conditions in Switzerland not matching the expected norm for this time of year [June 2010] [Basel] [Colder than usual] [More rain]".
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Old 03.06.2010, 12:45
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Well, I was going to bitch about the freakin gloom, but here in Bern, I find that there are sunny spots here and there, and even some blue sky peeking through.

Just need to up my antidepressant dose and take a walk, and all will be fine...........
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Old 03.06.2010, 12:56
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Re: Weather rant

Y' all know how the months are named here in St. Gollum?
January, Febuary, March, April, April, April, April, April, April, October, November, December.
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Old 03.06.2010, 13:02
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I can tell you, last summer was awesome! It was good from the very beginning of spring! We had such a nice summer!

The year before is when we arrived here and it was the same shitty weather as this year!
Based on my own empirical research (having spent 10 years here), 8 out of 10 summers in German speaking Switzerland are bad. You rarely get more than 2-3 consecutive days of sunny weather, then immediately followed by rain and cold again. What I always found astonishing is just how cold it gets - even in the middle of July or August once it starts raining, temperatures drop to below 10°C.

I remember once seeing a comparison of sunny hours per year of different cities - Zurich gets about half as much sunshine per year as Chicago and less than any city in North America (incl. Canada)..... also less than London, btw.
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Old 03.06.2010, 13:24
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Re: I want to shoot that B****

The previous two years we went for a boat ride on Lake Luzern on Easter weekend, because it was so nice. We have yet to go this year.

The sun just peeked out for a moment here, but now it's gone again. Tomorrow morning at 9:12 we hope to be on the Dampfschiff Schiller, assuming the sun actually comes out. Maybe by the time we get home the grass will have dried out enough to actually mow.
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I had the opposite reaction - the first summer I moved to Switzerland was the awful summer of 2003, 40+ for weeks.

I just moved to Manchester, everyone's warned me about the rain here, but it is no more rainy than Basel ever was but much less hot. Thankfully.
I would gladly put up with more rainfall ( if that's possible!) to live back in Manchester ( well, Cheshire) It's a fab place to live regardless of the weather.
My work contract is a rolling pattern of 6 days in UK followed by 12 days here in Switzerland and I can confirm, Britain has a drier climate than here.
I've never understood why us Brits get bad press for having rubbish weather. It's just not true. I have been to Lyon, Toulouse, Prague, Stockholm and lots of other places around Europe recently and none of them are having a great summer.
England last week was bliss, walking around Windsor and Eton, lots of people sitting eating cream teas and drinking Pimm's in the sunshine.
My Son and Two of his friends arrived here yesterday from a sunny, clear blue skies London It's the same there today, I'm bloomin' furious.
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Old 03.06.2010, 13:47
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Re: I want to shoot that B**** [weather rants]

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I, and a lot of other geologists / geophysicists I know reckon a new ice-age is on its way
So what about global warming Sorry, there was another thread about this
Weather is not good at all, therefore going for a holiday to Hamilton Islands soon
Worth every hour spent on the plane
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Re: Weather rant

I visited Lugano yesterday for the first time, and had splendid weather all day! A bit windy on the lake, but clear blue skies and warm sunshine (around 25') as people strolled along the lakeside eating their gelato
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Old 03.06.2010, 16:53
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I visited Lugano yesterday for the first time, and had splendid weather all day! A bit windy on the lake, but clear blue skies and warm sunshine (around 25') as people strolled along the lakeside eating their gelato
Cold, grey and wet in Zurich. As usual.
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Old 04.06.2010, 00:08
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Re: Weather rant

It is 30 degrees+ here in NYC and humid. Been this way for a week. I could handle a few days of Zurich weather to cool off.
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What the hekk was with the crazy thunderstorm in neuchqtep a few minutes who
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Old 04.06.2010, 00:20
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It is 30 degrees+ here in NYC and humid. Been this way for a week. I could handle a few days of Zurich weather to cool off.
Ugh, my sympathies. NYC in the summer is the armpit of humanity.
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I love it wet and cold. Screw summer Where is the snow?
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Old 04.06.2010, 08:36
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It is 30 degrees+ here in NYC and humid. Been this way for a week. I could handle a few days of Zurich weather to cool off.
I love hot summers in large cities.... "summer" and "city" are actually the two things I really miss here in CH.
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Old 04.06.2010, 12:55
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Re: Weather rant

I hear you ticino, a nice evening out in the French concession in Shanghai... just before the humidity hits the city too badly...
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Re: Weather rant

It has not stoped raining since Tuesday evening, that is 36 hours... and the temperature are dropping here in Bern .

20 people died in Southern France because of the weather...
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Old 17.06.2010, 07:55
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Weather forecast calls for it to override summer and go directly to autumn by saturday, almost freaked out at the news this morning.
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Old 17.06.2010, 07:57
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Where the heck are you living Nil? I am quite enjoying the weather here... would take it any day over the weather in Ottawa! Especially during the winter time!!!
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Re: Weather rant

When does summer end officially?
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When does summer end officially?
3 months after it begins......so September 2011 is my best guess
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