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Old 31.10.2011, 22:23
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Actually, did you know that Cambridge (near enough Ely) has less rain than Jerusalem?
But possibly more sanctimony. Thus balancing the universe.
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Old 31.10.2011, 22:24
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Switzerland: four months of fog and some snow
England: six months of drizzle and then some more drizzle.

I'm happy with Switzerland, thanks
London gets more sunshine and less rain than Zurich in an average year. The South of England is about as sunny as Lugano...
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Old 31.10.2011, 22:29
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So what's the story with the fog that sticks around all day just about every day? Is this a permanent feature until January or does it dissipate once it gets cold? I'm a sea level kind of person so this isn't familiar climate.
Get used to it. Stays like this until it starts raining again in April. Not all years are equally bad though - this one has actually been pretty good so far.
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Old 31.10.2011, 22:38
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I'm absolutely envious of those living at the lakeside in summer, but come this time of year... really.. what fog?!! We have bright sunshine nearly every day up here!
Whenever I go back to Birmingham.... the plane goes through about 6 km off thick smog whatever it is, and I don't see sunlight again til I'm on my way back home! Sunshine all the way!
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Old 31.10.2011, 22:44
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London gets more sunshine and less rain than Zurich in an average year. The South of England is about as sunny as Lugano...
You're confusing the total amount of rain with the number of days/amount of time it rains.

In Manchester it rains about 169 days a year. In Zurich it's about 127 days, Lugano 104 days (source: www.world-climates.com). That's a massive difference.

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Old 31.10.2011, 23:58
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Foggy in Pfaeffikon, ZH today. Normally it burns off but it didnt today. I have also noticed the last few weeks that I havent seen the.mountains across the valley.

Spoke to the.neighbours they said that's normal. They have now gone to Bolivia for 5 weeks and left me with the keys.

I tend to get in the car and drive up to Scheidegg for some sunshine and mountains.
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Funny, this was never mentioned in the tourist brochures. I'm going to need more hobbits.
More like you need more hobbies. If you don't ski, you should learn, as this is more than just sport, it is part of winter well-being. It gets you up above the fog on the sunny mountains where bright sun leaves all the depressions behind.
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:46
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More like you need more hobbies. If you don't ski, you should learn, as this is more than just sport, it is part of winter well-being. It gets you up above the fog on the sunny mountains where bright sun leaves all the depressions behind.
Can drinking wine indoors be considered a 'hobby'? I ski, but only x-country and only rarely. Last time I went downhill in Vail, I resembled the scene from Bridget Jone's Diary... Best I stay off the slopes, really, especially since the tourism is flagging and I wouldn't want to scare off the few left.
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Old 01.11.2011, 12:23
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Can drinking wine indoors be considered a 'hobby'? I ski, but only x-country and only rarely. Last time I went downhill in Vail, I resembled the scene from Bridget Jone's Diary... Best I stay off the slopes, really, especially since the tourism is flagging and I wouldn't want to scare off the few left.
Hmm... let's all go sit on a deck, soaking up the sun while enjoying some spiced wine and fondue!

Thinking of that reminds me of visiting neighbors when we lived in Okinawa, they had a heavy blanket on their table, with glass as a 2nd tabletop over the blanket. Under the blanket it was heavenly warm from the under-table heater... Do the ski lodges and vacation houses up in the mountains have "under-table heaters" here?


Back to the fog.. it seems the sun is TRYING to make itself seen here in Basel today. I did glimpse it for a few moments yesterday also.
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St. Gallen, fog gone, a few clouds in the sky but otherwise sunny and warm. Get yourself a half price abo for the train and get about up to the higher parts. Continual fog is soooooooooo depressing
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Old 01.11.2011, 13:24
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Re: The Fog

Still haven't had a single minute of fog here in Heidiland this fall. Three partly rainy days in October, but otherwise mostly sunny, albeit often a taf on the hazy side, meaning the peaks at more than, say 10 miles, look a bit fuzzy.
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Yesterday, we drove from Bern to Oerlikon. Foggy all the way. Sometime in the afternoon it started to clear and was actually sunny. When we left late afternoon, still sunny until we went through that tunnel...Gubrist or something....and then pretty dismal fog all the way past Solothurn.

Today it was pretty around Bern, just a little fog in the Guerbetal.
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Thought today was gonna be another grey day, until I went down the hill. Then I could see the cloud hovering against the hillside, right at my home's level. It looked like a ball of dirty cotton...
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Old 02.11.2011, 20:45
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Re: The Fog

I rather like it.. it really is the new season beginning. Where we are originally from, its usually 35+ degrees 9 months of the year and not much cooler in winter... sounds lovelier than it is and there are no seasons. mind you... living right on the Barrier reef was kind of a bonus now I wistfully think of it...
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Old 02.11.2011, 21:59
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Thought today was gonna be another grey day, until I went down the hill. Then I could see the cloud hovering against the hillside, right at my home's level. It looked like a ball of dirty cotton...
So that you reside somewhere around Zelgstrasse
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Old 02.11.2011, 22:09
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So what's the story with the fog that sticks around all day just about every day? Is this a permanent feature until January or does it dissipate once it gets cold? I'm a sea level kind of person so this isn't familiar climate.
If I want fog, I have to go to Italy, pretty much a constant feature in winter in the Po plain, not normal around here.

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If I want fog, I have to go to Italy, pretty much a constant feature in winter in the Po plain, not normal around here.

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I happened to "stay" in the Magadino Plains between 27th September and 14th October 1976, and we had lots of fog, plus tedious floodings of our tents, relocating our office facilities permanently
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If you turn the bathroom fan on and open the windows, the fog dissipates.
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I rather like it.. it really is the new season beginning. Where we are originally from, its usually 35+ degrees 9 months of the year and not much cooler in winter... sounds lovelier than it is and there are no seasons. mind you... living right on the Barrier reef was kind of a bonus now I wistfully think of it...
I never would have agreed with you until I spent some time living in Phoenix and had similar experiences. I like blue skies and sun, but I love a little variety too. (And the lack of poisonous creatures). The fog really makes me feel like I'm in a movie...
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I actually like the fog, especially when I can see it drift. What I don't like are the days where it's just there, bright and gray at the same time - it feels almost suffocating.
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