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The Tropics of Switzerland..

I'm really struggling to cope with the weather here at the moment in central Switzerland. First it's boiling hot & I'm sweating like a pig, then the clouds break & it's raining cats and dogs.

Repeat ad nauseum. All day.

I take a beer (or two) on a hot day off to cool down today (& to try & relax as I worked so much), I'm knocked out as it changes, all the smelly diesel fumes hit me. Next thing I know I just need to lay down (in a field in some hay) ..then I'm soaked in cold rain.

Mrs will pick me up soon, how do I explain?

Can't do anything or get anything done & will just go home & sleep instead of play with my kids as I missed them.

I don't like tropical heat, I didn't like Asia because of that so how do I explain my situation because I feel like going to a Doctor (but it's been like this for 2 months :-( but not quite as bad).. Btw, I am not a wimp (usually).

I've lived here for years but never was as bad as this.
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Old 16.06.2011, 17:19
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Re: The Tropics of Switzerland..

We have a saying in our household:

"What is this...we moved to Switzerland to be in a cooler climate!"

On the other hand, I was in England last weekend and I can report that it's a very mild 12-16 degrees with rain almost every day...
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Re: The Tropics of Switzerland..

Instead of drinking a cool beer, try to drink warm tea. Because your body receives warm beverage, it actually tries to diminish its temperature.

Wear cotton or linen when possible.

Drink absurd amount of water (even if that makes you pee every 5 min).

Eat something sugary in the middle of the afternoon to keep the energy pumping. If you have an office work that keeps you sitting a lot, get up and walk around in the office once and a while to not let sonolence settle in.

Sleep at least 7h00 per day.

Buy yourself an electric fan and laugh at the thought of snow.



Should help a bit
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Instead of drinking a cool beer eating icecream, try to drink warm tea.
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Can I please take that as a compliment to my future capacities to be a nagging mommy? Pretty please with a cherry on top?
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Re: The Tropics of Switzerland..

I think other parts of Europe are feeling the same. Some friends of ours have just come back from Mallorca where they had about 2 days of sunshine during their fortnight's holiday.

Funny weather all round, it seems.
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Re: The Tropics of Switzerland..

just started the new job . so that means suiting up again. how I did not miss this weather -clothing combination......got to wear the jacket to cover up
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I'm really struggling to cope with the weather here at the moment in central Switzerland. First it's boiling hot & I'm sweating like a pig, then the clouds break & it's raining cats and dogs.

Repeat ad nauseum. All day.

I take a beer (or two) on a hot day off to cool down today (& to try & relax as I worked so much), I'm knocked out as it changes, all the smelly diesel fumes hit me. Next thing I know I just need to lay down (in a field in some hay) ..then I'm soaked in cold rain.

Mrs will pick me up soon, how do I explain?

Can't do anything or get anything done & will just go home & sleep instead of play with my kids as I missed them.

I don't like tropical heat, I didn't like Asia because of that so how do I explain my situation because I feel like going to a Doctor (but it's been like this for 2 months :-( but not quite as bad).. Btw, I am not a wimp (usually).

I've lived here for years but never was as bad as this.
Here it was very hot around noon, but in the evening only rained a bit and not heavily.

But, while the point that weather in Switzerland is not exactly glorious is not really new, your rant shows clearly that your problem is NOT the weather really but your quite personal mood, which is made worse by the weather.
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We have a saying in our household:

"What is this...we moved to Switzerland to be in a cooler climate!"

On the other hand, I was in England last weekend and I can report that it's a very mild 12-16 degrees with rain almost every day...

Cooler climate than where ? Egypt ?
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We have a saying in our household:

"What is this...we moved to Switzerland to be in a cooler climate!"

On the other hand, I was in England last weekend and I can report that it's a very mild 12-16 degrees with rain almost every day...
It's been pouring all day today here in London, if it's any consolation.
Well, Wimbledon is about to start and rain is part of the tradition.
All spoiled now with the roof of course.
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Re: The Tropics of Switzerland..

Take a hike up the trail to Habsburg castle in a scorching sun. That's what we did yesterday with our team and cool pint on the top was something to die for.
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Take a hike up the trail to Habsburg castle in a scorching sun. That's what we did yesterday with our team and cool pint on the top was something to die for.
Didn't I hava good ole moan yesterday when I look because after...(also did something quite strenuous) I jumped in the lake and had a good swim, it was so great and on days like that I have been thinking that was what I was going to do when the heat is stifling, but never did it so went home, put my trunks under my jeans, popped down to Buochs and jumped in...
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Re: The Tropics of Switzerland..

Is that a new weather thread??? Anyway, I'm a bit worrying right now as tomorrow I have got awesome plans for outdoor activities in Zurich and the forecast shows kak weather for tomorrow Anyone can prove me wrong - much appreciated
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Is that a new weather thread??? Anyway, I'm a bit worrying right now as tomorrow I have got awesome plans for outdoor activities in Zurich and the forecast shows kak weather for tomorrow Anyone can prove me wrong - much appreciated
I think it's understanding the theory that even with the rain it is still warm and unless the activity relies on objects or yourself not getting wet (like photography, kite-flying, etc) then why bother putting it off (I advised myself)?
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Old 17.06.2011, 22:15
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I think it's understanding the theory that even with the rain it is still warm and unless the activity relies on objects or yourself not getting wet (like photography, kite-flying, etc) then why bother putting it off (I advised myself)?
That's a spirit my friend. It involves rebound ace tennis courts in Lengg and I will count every drop of precipitation to facilitate my participation to ease the respiration...
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Re: The Tropics of Switzerland..

I know how you feel. The humidity quite literally makes me sick. I had to call in work this morning as I woke up with a huge headache. At night it's too clammy to sleep and I have a Swiss husband who insists on closing the window when it rains (so I go downstairs)

Summer is my worst season here in CH. Love the other seasons though.
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That's a spirit my friend. It involves rebound ace tennis courts in Lengg and I will count every drop of precipitation to facilitate my participation to ease the respiration...
The weather forecast is that the weather in later afternoon will gradually improve.
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Old 17.06.2011, 23:25
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The weather forecast is that the weather in later afternoon will gradually improve.
Sadly, it starts 9h00 am but later let it rain
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That's a spirit my friend. It involves rebound ace tennis courts in Lengg and I will count every drop of precipitation to facilitate my participation to ease the respiration...
Well good luck, I hope it adds up that you are able to play...
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I know how you feel. The humidity quite literally makes me sick. I had to call in work this morning as I woke up with a huge headache. At night it's too clammy to sleep and I have a Swiss husband who insists on closing the window when it rains (so I go downstairs)

Summer is my worst season here in CH. Love the other seasons though.
You said that as if that is what Swiss people do when it rains, why do they?
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