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Old 20.06.2010, 19:53
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i fail to believe this. maybe spring overall.... but may and june???
The meteo chaps will find statistics to prove that it is NOT unique this year, and will establish some statistics proving that everything is completely normal
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Old 21.06.2010, 08:24
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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?!!
Personally, I've never quite understood why people from California would move to Switzerland.... don't see anything that's better here than there, probably with the exception of lower tax rates and fewer earth quakes....
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Old 21.06.2010, 08:41
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Re: Weather rant

The summer will officialy start from today 21 June 2010 at 11.28 UTC (or 12.28 CET). It's the exact time of the solstice.
I think the rant about the cold summer becomes legitimate after that time and date.
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Old 21.06.2010, 08:49
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Personally, I've never quite understood why people from California would move to Switzerland.... don't see anything that's better here than there, probably with the exception of lower tax rates and fewer earth quakes....
Never been to Orange County, huh?
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Old 21.06.2010, 08:55
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The summer will officialy start from today 21 June 2010 at 11.28 UTC (or 12.28 CET). It's the exact time of the solstice.
I think the rant about the cold summer becomes legitimate after that time and date.
The meteorological summer starts on June 1 - so, strictly speaking, we can continue complaining.....
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Old 21.06.2010, 08:55
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Re: Weather rant

Went for a walk last night, it was rainy, cold and the air smelt of wood smoke, something I associate with end of November.
The forecast calls for the end of the rain by the middle of the week and for Friday around 30 deg. It will be like somebody flicked as switch from cold/wet to hot/muggy.
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i fail to believe this. maybe spring overall.... but may and june???
Have to say that I really don't believe the MeteoSchweiz report. There are 3 cherry trees on the estate we live on, and not one of them has more than 10 sorry-looking unripe cherries hanging from the branches. They are suffering from some kind of leaf blight too. The wife's balcony flowers are all stunted little things this year.

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Old 21.06.2010, 09:29
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Re: Weather rant

I'm supposed to hike from Chamonix to Zermatt starting in about 2 weeks. I'm kind of holding my breath. We actually had a dusting of snow on the peaks around here over the weekend.
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Old 21.06.2010, 10:17
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Re: Weather rant

Flew back from the UK last night.Beautiful day warm/sunny clear summer day. Crossed the Channel - dense cloud all the way back to Zurich with no breaks. It may take some time to shift.
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Old 21.06.2010, 10:23
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Re: Weather rant

Soon I'll be sitting there...

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Old 25.06.2010, 12:32
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Re: Weather rant

Finally a weekend with Sun See and Swimming, yahoo !

My weekend is going to be filled with the three B's:
babes, bikinis and binoculars

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Old 25.06.2010, 12:41
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Re: Weather rant

Jeeez it is just too hot outside..
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:48
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Re: Weather rant

Weather is gorgeous, I get a cold, I was sat inside last night with my jumper on, where's the justice?
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:49
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Finally a weekend with Sun See and Swimming, yahoo !

My weekend is going to be filled with the three B's:
babes, bikinis and binoculars

No beer?
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Old 25.06.2010, 13:12
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No beer?
Then I'll fall out of my kayak
difficult enough to hold binoculars and keep balance when sober
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Old 26.06.2010, 10:58
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Re: Weather rant

My wife left for home on 2nd may after we had some sunny weather here in Zurich.
She was away for 3 weeks and it rained nearly every day as I recall.
Soon as she got back it was beautiful sunshine.
Her first response was wow weather in Zurich always sunny!
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Old 26.06.2010, 11:16
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Flew back from the UK last night.Beautiful day warm/sunny clear summer day. Crossed the Channel - dense cloud all the way back to Zurich with no breaks. It may take some time to shift.
Yes, contrary to what a lot of people think, the weather in the UK is more often than not pretty nice. A lot of the time it 'sun and clouds', ie, bright blue sky with fluffy white clouds skimming across, which is infinitely more pleasant than the blanket of greyness that seems to sit on the Zurich environs for days on end - very depressing.
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Old 26.06.2010, 12:43
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Yes, contrary to what a lot of people think, the weather in the UK is more often than not pretty nice. A lot of the time it 'sun and clouds', ie, bright blue sky with fluffy white clouds skimming across, which is infinitely more pleasant than the blanket of greyness that seems to sit on the Zurich environs for days on end - very depressing.
The reason is simple. I repeatedly over the years followed the British weather forecasts. When I was in London for 3 months in 72, I at first had to realize that the "weather" went through with 3times the speed it does in Zurich. This means that it is very changeable, but it also means that clouds turning up also go away and forward again. While a cloud here can stay on for many hours almost in the same place. And the clouds are stopped by the mountains and "merge" and convert into that grey blanket
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Old 26.06.2010, 13:33
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The reason is simple. I repeatedly over the years followed the British weather forecasts. When I was in London for 3 months in 72, I at first had to realize that the "weather" went through with 3times the speed it does in Zurich. This means that it is very changeable, but it also means that clouds turning up also go away and forward again. While a cloud here can stay on for many hours almost in the same place. And the clouds are stopped by the mountains and "merge" and convert into that grey blanket
Thank you for that and, yes, I believe you are right. Certainly about the rapid changeability of the British weather, and your explanation of the grey blanket makes perfect sense too. It is such a shame, as it really does cast a shadow over the stunning natural beauty of the area.
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Old 28.06.2010, 15:53
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Re: Weather rant

Gosh its soo hot , and no clouds in sight .
I hope meteoswiss is wrong as usual and we have a sprinkle soon..
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