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Old 19.06.2010, 19:57
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I love the weather. I love the rain, the sun, the drizzle, the snow when it comes.

My advice for those not enjoying it? Try India for a bit if you don't like it here, and you will be reformed. I can breath again. That is enough.
I lived in Bangladesh for 18 months and in Shanghai for 4 years.. I am much more suited for humid and sticky weather I'm afraid. , 9 months pregnant in 40 degres with 90% humidity..not a problem for me..but I am not normal.. Summer in France and I still sleep under a blanket. In Shanghai, my kids hated me because i was always the last teacher to start the AC on when it started to get hot.
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Old 19.06.2010, 20:23
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A very disturbing pattern is starting to develop.

Workdays : Sunny from 8:00 to 17:30, then rain
Weekends : Rain from 6:00 to 19:00 then sunny
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Old 19.06.2010, 21:47
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I realize this is a very simple view of it all but I am no expert in meteorology (simply very observant ) and I didn't want to get toooo long winded (particularly in case of being wrong in some way ).
I can tell you when it will rain just by looking at the leaves in the trees. Is it enough simple vision for you?
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Old 19.06.2010, 21:56
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Sorry if it sounds I m acting like a spoilt child but coming from France and a teacher from international schools, it is not uncommon to cancel trips when the weather is too horrible.

Now I understand that it is here different and that every things go ahead regardless of the weather. Another cultural thing I will have learnt today.

the train, other transports and activities had not been yet booked as we gave the money this morning at the time of departure. Only the place where they will sleep tonight would have been booked ahead I guess. I was not going to let down the organisers anyways..
Ma'm, I regret to tell you that this here is NOT France, and here you only cancel committments and bookings in case of real reasons !

And only is not the right word for this, as accommodation is the thing to be booked. There will always be enough space on the railways.
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Old 19.06.2010, 22:33
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Just as well I very rarely cancel commitments and appointments anyways, living in Swizterland or everywherelse in the world,actually.

From now on, I will make sure I Only book things which are indoors .. only joking
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Old 19.06.2010, 22:56
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There will always be enough space on the railways.
There may always be space on the railways, but they might not be so clean. We got on a S21 between Enge and Thalwil and the floors had been wiped, but they had a complete layer of mud. I have never seen a train floor so dirty, even after Fasnacht. I guess even the SBB is having troubles keeping up with the rain.
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Old 19.06.2010, 23:21
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There may always be space on the railways, but they might not be so clean. We got on a S21 between Enge and Thalwil and the floors had been wiped, but they had a complete layer of mud. I have never seen a train floor so dirty, even after Fasnacht. I guess even the SBB is having troubles keeping up with the rain.
You guess correctly. In the latest saving campaign, SBB had to reduce the number of cleanings of the trains by about 50%, among many other unpleasant things. A traindriver I know was severely pissed about it. It does not depend on whether you got a reserved railcar, or take your seat just in a normal one. Without all major railstations leased out commercially to restaurants and shops, the SBB would be near collapse.
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Old 19.06.2010, 23:32
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Just as well I very rarely cancel commitments and appointments anyways, living in Swizterland or everywherelse in the world,actually.

From now on, I will make sure I Only book things which are indoors .. only joking
Well, if you for instance have a family reunion on a fixed date, you have to fix date and location, and think about 3 variants, A) the goodweather variant, B) the not so good but mostly dry variant + C) the lousyweather variant

You can take arrangements with the restaurant that you in case of good weather start outside and if the weather turns, can move inside.

Company or club or association meetings are carried out, regardless of the weather, but the program is adapted to how it is as you never know.

As it was in the "destinations bulletin" of United Arab Airlines in the mid 60ies in the Switzerland-section rain is likely at any time
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Old 19.06.2010, 23:42
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Re: Weather rant

I do wish the summer would hurry up and get here though - I'm just fed up of the cold and the rain - it was torrential today although did clear up enough for a couple of hours at Novartis day.

What I would say though is that I do think this is probably a typical June - my son is now 6 and his birthday is in June. It has never, ever, in his whole life been dry on his birthday - he has NEVER had an outdoor birthday party so there you go - it's not been dry in Basel the first week of June for six years!

And comparing to the UK - remembering back to childhood when we always used to go on holiday (to cornwall) in the second week of June it always rained. Absolutely always. Those holidays were full of board games and cards indoors - I even remember one year when the cottage actually flooded

So yeah, rainy June is normal. Roll on July!!
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Old 19.06.2010, 23:49
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Sorry if it sounds I m acting like a spoilt child but coming from France and a teacher from international schools, it is not uncommon to cancel trips when the weather is too horrible.

Now I understand that it is here different and that every things go ahead regardless of the weather. Another cultural thing I will have learnt today.
in the states as well, but i really like the fact that it goes on regardless of the weather. i'm a teacher too, and even in the rain we took 42 6 year olds on a walk from montreux to castle chillon. it's a long walk for a little one, esp in the rain, but they (and i) had a blast.

there is a saying that for a child to be truly intelligent, they must get rain on their heads... (and usually they enjoy it immensely!)
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Old 20.06.2010, 16:20
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12°C now

Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot ?
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Old 20.06.2010, 16:33
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Re: Weather rant

Looks like our prayers have been answered...
The sun is shining, although it is still cold and windy... However...

Starting tomorrow... SUN and 20`s !!!
I think this should be considered a National Holiday.

Enyjoy the Week .
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Old 20.06.2010, 17:35
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I simply said I am in the states and no longer in CH... Last I knew 1 person can't be all over at 1 time and so why you would think I was saying the temp is the same all over the US...is beyond me.
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Old 20.06.2010, 17:39
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I do wish the summer would hurry up and get here though - I'm just fed up of the cold and the rain...
So yeah, rainy June is normal. Roll on July!!
Didn't you ever hear the Flanders and Swan 'Song of the Weather?'

June just rains and never stops.
30 days and spoils the crops.

but then, unfortunately, continues:

In July the sun is hot.
Is it shining? No it's not!

Written for England but might be valid for Switzerland too the way things are going on this year.
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Old 20.06.2010, 18:01
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Looks like our prayers have been answered...
The sun is shining, although it is still cold and windy... However...

Starting tomorrow... SUN and 20`s !!!
I think this should be considered a National Holiday.

Enyjoy the Week .
still cold and grey in Zurich.....
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Old 20.06.2010, 18:04
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A traindriver I know was severely pissed about it.
I hope he doesn't drive in this state
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Old 20.06.2010, 18:06
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still cold and grey in Zurich.....
Yeah... Its been on and off all day...

Looks like Zurich won`t start seeing the sun until Tuesday, and 20`s until later in the week.
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Old 20.06.2010, 18:48
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Re: Weather rant

and its chuffing chilly!! Flaming spring again.
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Re: Weather rant

I came from S. California to here..sun and beach everyday..this weather is making me depressed and crazy..everyday I am contemplating my decision to move here..why couldn't I have found a guy I loved from a warm, sunny place?!!
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Old 20.06.2010, 20:22
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nope - according to MeteoSchweiz (http://www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch/web...sh2010MAM.html) this spring was normal. Actually, it was even slightly warmer and less rainy than the long-term average......
i fail to believe this. maybe spring overall.... but may and june???
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