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next week will be freaking hot, according to MeteoSuisse

It says the temperature will be higher than 33-35°, at least from Monday to Wednesday...

This is the source, unfortunately only in French
https://www.meteosuisse.admin.ch/hom.../canicule.html
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Old 19.06.2019, 14:52
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Re: next week will be freaking hot, according to MeteoSuisse

You mean it´s actually going to be at least a little bit warm?
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Old 19.06.2019, 15:11
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Re: next week will be freaking hot, according to MeteoSuisse

Well, on another site this morning a MeteoSwiss spokesman was quoted as saying "Predicting beyond a week is impossible" It is anyone's guess what the weather will be like in 10 days time.
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Re: next week will be freaking hot, according to MeteoSuisse

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It says the temperature will be higher than 33-35°, at least from Monday to Wednesday...

This is the source, unfortunately only in French
https://www.meteosuisse.admin.ch/hom.../canicule.html
Predict weather over 72 hours is never at 100%.
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Predict weather over 72 hours is never at 100%.
Surely the only time weather can be 100% correct is when it's actually happening?

Longterm forecasts seem to be more of an indication based on current evidence available fed into modelling software. I think there's a good chance it will be a scorcher next week but as for hour by hour and exact temperatures, that's up to chance.
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Old 19.06.2019, 16:04
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Re: next week will be freaking hot, according to MeteoSuisse

Good thing all of our A/C is up and running!

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Predict weather over 72 hours is never at 100%.
Predicting it an hour ahead in/near mountains already seems to be impossible, I recall 2 yrs ago a nice walk with a fresh born son for some outside fresh air, checked the weather constantly and while we already where running for cover in a hailstorm with a kid under my shirt the forecast still was sunny with little to no wind
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Old 19.06.2019, 16:38
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Re: next week will be freaking hot, according to MeteoSuisse

There's a thread for that.

https://www.englishforum.ch/complain...4-weather.html
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Re: next week will be freaking hot, according to MeteoSuisse

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Predicting it an hour ahead in/near mountains already seems to be impossible, I recall 2 yrs ago a nice walk with a fresh born son for some outside fresh air, checked the weather constantly and while we already where running for cover in a hailstorm with a kid under my shirt the forecast still was sunny with little to no wind
Even for Zürich MeteoSwiss is constantly changing their forecasts. One moment you check the app and head out thinking it will stay dry, the next you will need to run for cover from the rain.
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Re: next week will be freaking hot, according to MeteoSuisse

if only I hadn’t burned coal in the parlor stove this winter.
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Re: next week will be freaking hot, according to MeteoSuisse

so what measures will you do if you don't have AC like me?
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so what measures will you do if you don't have AC like me?
Keep blinds closed during the day, run electric fans at night, swim in the lake and the Aare river, take the kids to the pool
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so what measures will you do if you don't have AC like me?
Check Meteocentrale to see when the coolest point of the day is - usually 02:00-05:00. Get up at 2AM, open all the windows wide. (Around here there is no sense to opening windows before the wee small hours, as temps do not start to cool until then.) Wake up again before sunrise, close the windows.

By 7AM, close all the shutters, blinds, or curtainsm, put out your awnings if you have them. It's important to do what you can to keep the house from heating up during the day, which means blocking out the sun. In extreme temps there isn't much you can do to keep the house under 28-30, but every little helps.

(Our 80s house was built to retain heat. Wonderful in the winter, my heating bill is pennies. But in the summer... )

If it's a humid heat, run a dehumidifier. Taking some of the humidity out will make the high temps in the house a tad more bearable.

Run fans, put your feet in a bucket of ice water.

Rinse and repeat again at 2AM.

Live your life in the dark, sleep deprived. Did I mention I hate summer?

Alternatively, rent a holiday cottage above 2500 meters.
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Old 22.06.2019, 09:17
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Re: next week will be freaking hot, according to MeteoSuisse

Drink a lot of warm, unswetened mint tea. Use your body for what it's been designed for - a lot of movement. Make it sweat. When you engage in sports in warm temps, the temp regulation works better in my experience. So if you run daily, for example, you'll feel less hot in times that you don't run. That and cold showers, those help with temp reg long term as well. Embrace the adrenaline rush. You will forget the temps.

Was about time it started to feel like summer here.
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(Our 80s house was built to retain heat. Wonderful in the winter, my heating bill is pennies. But in the summer... )
Completely wrong in your assumptions there. Insulation works both ways. What retains heat in the winter will also retain cooler temperatures in the summer. Good insulation slows the flow of heat across the thermal barrier, it doesn't simply hold it on one side or the other.

Try going into a highly insulated minergy house in the summer - they're always nice and cool unless someone has opened a window in the daytime.
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Completely wrong in your assumptions there. Insulation works both ways. What retains heat in the winter will also retain cooler temperatures in the summer. Good insulation slows the flow of heat across the thermal barrier, it doesn't simply hold it on one side or the other.

Try going into a highly insulated minergy house in the summer - they're always nice and cool unless someone has opened a window in the daytime.
This .. Our place sits around 22 degrees all year round .. Regardless of the outside temp.
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Old 22.06.2019, 09:58
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Completely wrong in your assumptions there. Insulation works both ways. What retains heat in the winter will also retain cooler temperatures in the summer. Good insulation slows the flow of heat across the thermal barrier, it doesn't simply hold it on one side or the other.
You haven't lived in my house.

I've lived her 15 years, have tried every cooling trick in the book. Simple fact is that the house retains heat forever, and loses cool air quickly. Once the temps are over 25 it simply will not cool down at night.

It also does not help that we live in a sort of a micro climate bowl. Cooler nighttime air comes down from the hills above, but seems to pass over us. Our night time temps are often 5 degress warmer than what Meteo says they should be.

Nothing Minergy about my house - 80s stucco over concrete block. On the other hand, I use ca 20% of the oil/electric my friends do as they heat their Minergy houses 9 months of the year. (So if it gets unbearable I'll feel justified if I install the lumbering AC machine for a few hours over 3 days. )
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Old 22.06.2019, 10:47
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Completely wrong in your assumptions there. Insulation works both ways. What retains heat in the winter will also retain cooler temperatures in the summer. Good insulation slows the flow of heat across the thermal barrier, it doesn't simply hold it on one side or the other.

Try going into a highly insulated minergy house in the summer - they're always nice and cool unless someone has opened a window in the daytime.
It's not nearly as simple as insulation though. Our old house has small south-facing windows and even smaller north-facing ones (and none ever, ever opposite each other - heaven forbid we should catch a cross breeze! - always a door or three between), low ceilings, a chopped up floor plan with doors, doors everywhere - and all topped off with a lovely sunlight-absorbing sheet metal roof.

Insulation or not, this is a house built for surviving the winter, pure and simple. If you were building with an eye to hot summers you'd do basically the opposite.
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Re: next week will be freaking hot, according to MeteoSuisse

We open up the windows as soon as the sun goes down. It does help to cool things off a bit more rather than getting up in the middle of the night - at least for us. We take a cold shower before bed and keep a fan running all night to circulate the air. In the morning, the awnings go out and the shades go down. A dip in the local river helps during the day on the weekend. At work it's slightly air-conditioned but not to American levels. We drink plenty of water and not so much alcohol.

Please remember to check on your neighbors that live alone, and to make sure pets get plenty of water and are not stuck in the sun all day.
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We live in a minergy house and I can confirm that. Temperate only goes up after multiple hot days.

Our place in the mountains is ever better: temperature never goes over 22 degrees inside, even during hot summer days.
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