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batsoupdragon 16.08.2015 19:04

Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
Hello and thank you for letting me join the forum. I'm Scottish, just landed yesterday and starting my new job tomorrow in Baar. Lots to learn about Switzerland - eager to meet other expats esp newbies like me! I'm a solo middle aged lady, well travelled, used to working and living alone in foreign countries - usually a lot more foreign than this one!

st2lemans 16.08.2015 19:08

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
Yesterday. :p

Tom

JagWaugh 16.08.2015 19:13

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by batsoupdragon (Post 2434270)
Hello and thank you for letting me join the forum. I'm Scottish, just landed yesterday and starting my new job tomorrow in Baar. Lots to learn about Switzerland - eager to meet other expats esp newbies like me! I'm a solo middle aged lady, well travelled, used to working and living alone in foreign countries - usually a lot more foreign than this one!



A Scot, asking when it stops raining?

batsoupdragon 16.08.2015 19:15

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
Hah! very droll. except i've just spend 9 years in Egypt.....

good answer though! I'm in Baar - is it like this all the time here?

JagWaugh 16.08.2015 19:21

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
nono... Baar gets at least 3 days a year without rain or snow, sadly they were all last week, so yer done for this year.


This summer has been very hot and dry, you just missed it. If you have a look at the corn crops you will see how dry it has been. Some estimates are indicating a 25% reduction in yield.

batsoupdragon 16.08.2015 19:29

thanks. that cheers me up no end! Snow?? nobody said anything about snow?? How much snow?

thank you st2lemans for your pithy response! Thanks for taking the time to reply!

moggy 16.08.2015 19:47

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
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Originally Posted by JagWaugh (Post 2434275)
A Scot, asking when it stops raining?


http://www.meteocentrale.ch/en/europ...3512889/#trend

Looks like the weather will improve Friday and for the weekend. Meteocentrale seems to give the best forecast for parts of Switzerland.

Seems like you arrived after the heatwave for Switzerland, as for some weeks very Hot

Welcome to the forum and enjoy Switzerland.

JagWaugh 16.08.2015 19:48

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
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Originally Posted by batsoupdragon (Post 2434281)
thanks. that cheers me up no end! Snow?? nobody said anything about snow?? How much snow?


One of the wonders of the swiss direct democracy is that the people vote on everything. Regulations, laws and conventions vary from Kanton to Kanton, and indeed from Gemeinde to Gemeinde. I can't remember how much snow Baar voted for. More than Dumfries, I should think. Probably not enough that you will need a snowblower for another couple of weeks.
:D

k_and_e 16.08.2015 20:11

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
from today's news: the first snow man of the new season:eek:
http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/romandie...schon-11168013

Medea Fleecestealer 16.08.2015 20:13

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
Welcome to the forum and yes, sorry, but it looks like you missed the heatwave. :) We've had temps up in the mid-30s C since the end of June so the rain and cooler weather has been very welcome believe me!

Should get back up into the mid/high 20s later in the week which will be much more bearable.

Meteocentrale.ch gives Baar as cloudly Monday/Tuesday, some rain Tuesday night and into Wednesday then getting sunnier and warmer after that.

Guest 16.08.2015 20:55

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
We've all finished our rain dance with the appropriate Swiss flags & banners, been running around naked soaking up the droplets in our Swiss boxers & will now start whingeing about how wet it is & how our courgettes are starting to develop mildew.
Welcome to the forum.
(ps: what level do you have to achieve here to welcome others:D? I hope I am not usurping prerogatives).

batsoupdragon 16.08.2015 20:58

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
thank you all kindly for your responses. how do I say thank you on this forum - i note there are some "thank you"s under individual posts. i'm a great believer in please and thank you so would like to know how to do this properly! (aged technophobe)

JagWaugh 16.08.2015 21:00

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
I think the admins peeled the last "early greeter" and placed them in a bag of salt. Run, Neddy, Run!

Guest 16.08.2015 21:03

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
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Originally Posted by batsoupdragon (Post 2434270)
usually a lot more foreign than this one!

Beware! Switzerland is a lot more foreign that it might appear at first. It creeps up on you and pounces just when you think you've got to grips with it.

Welcome to the forum!

3Wishes 16.08.2015 21:05

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
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Originally Posted by batsoupdragon (Post 2434326)
thank you all kindly for your responses. how do I say thank you on this forum - i note there are some "thank you"s under individual posts. i'm a great believer in please and thank you so would like to know how to do this properly! (aged technophobe)

You'll see the Thanks and Groan buttons after you have 10 posts. See here for more info: :)

http://www.englishforum.ch/forum-sup...explained.html

Medea Fleecestealer 16.08.2015 21:07

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by batsoupdragon (Post 2434326)
thank you all kindly for your responses. how do I say thank you on this forum - i note there are some "thank you"s under individual posts. i'm a great believer in please and thank you so would like to know how to do this properly! (aged technophobe)

When you've made 10 posts the thanks and groan buttons will appear for your use.

Guest 16.08.2015 21:10

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
and then you can also start flogging stuff on the site ... it's really nice when people join for a chat before they do so though- welcome;)

and right now you can look at 'free' stuff and stuff for sale here, to get you started without costing 3 arms and 5 legs.

Belgianmum 16.08.2015 21:14

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
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and then you can also start flogging stuff on the site ......
Like dead horses you mean?:p

Welcome to Switzerland. I'm sure you'll like it but there is definitely more rain than Egypt.

Eepus 16.08.2015 21:19

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
You might want to take advantage of the good connections to Lucerne and Zürich from Baar every once in a while as well, sometimes sun is at the valley next door and both places are also bit more lively than Baar. However I moved to Zug by myself and its a great place to live especially if you enjoy outdoors, welcome :)

Longbyt 16.08.2015 21:30

Re: Just landed. When does it stop raining?
 
Weatherwise - if you want to enjoy the best weather you need to find a good weather radar site and one for webcams. In the autumn especially, check out where the sun is shining and go there. Micro climates and differences in altitude can mean two or three kilometres is enough to get out of fog and up to blue skies.


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