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Weather forecasters are predicting further storms this weekend after being caught off guard earlier in the week by thunderstorms that raged across Switzerland, causing extensive local damage.

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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

damnit I just gave up my hail insurance.....

http://www.meteosuisse.admin.ch/web/fr/dangers.html
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

http://www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch/web.../gefahren.html

Looks like something heavier is heading our way.
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

the heat has made you slow man....
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Hooray! I love storms. And before someone says I'm callous, and how can I enjoy something which has the freak chance (in Switzerland) of killing people ... well, I like cycling and people die doing that. I like eating and people die doing that. So ner. Bring on the heavy rain, thunder and lightening! Basel (well, ok, I) wants it.
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Hooray! I love storms. And before someone says I'm callous, and how can I enjoy something which has the freak chance (in Switzerland) of killing people ... well, I like cycling and people die doing that. I like eating and people die doing that. So ner. Bring on the heavy rain, thunder and lightening! Basel (well, ok, I) wants it.

I love the storms also, but my car doesnt like the hail that much ......lets see if it actually hits tho as i noticed metteosuisse is quit quick to say things
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

I am with you on that one! Real weather, hell yeah!
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Hooray! I love storms. And before someone says I'm callous, and how can I enjoy something which has the freak chance (in Switzerland) of killing people ... well, I like cycling and people die doing that. I like eating and people die doing that. So ner. Bring on the heavy rain, thunder and lightening! Basel (well, ok, I) wants it.
Amazing storms here near the mountains this week......great sight to watch the storms roll over the Alps....and I thought that "hailstones the size of golfballs" was a myth until Wednesday afternoon!

Enjoyed it less last night when I got a puncture 4km from home in the hail and rain storm though
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

According to www.meteocentrale.ch most of the storms will be in the East. Basel might get 2 or three over the next 24 hours.
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

My maps upside down. Basel East
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Just heard some warnings on the radio... at first I thought they were just promoting the website http://www.naturgefahren.ch/ but then I realized that it was an actual warning

Bring it on... I like storms (as long as I am not on the road).
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Wow this is quite serious then...the storms that is.

I have seen some bad storms in Spain....how bad can it get??
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Storms in Switzerland in Summer? Blimey, whatever next?


"Snow Falls In Parts Of Switzerland In January - Everyone Totally Surprised"
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

...mind you, it's quite nice to be warned so that I can move the big window boxes down and take my cacti from their perilous balancing place... and someone I know who lives in a really windy place can make sure that their patio table is lashed down with avalanche cords and that the largest stones are in place on top of the sandpit cover.

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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

I'm with you! Bring on the rains! Why should some folks get mad at Mother Nature, who is completely qualified to do her job, rather than the people who are reducing the number of people in this world by stabbings, auto accidents and other 'non-nature' actions. Stay safe everyone, yes, but me and my grass needs this thirst...and I would love to see the lightning storms (and don't let them only last for 20 minutes and then move on please!!)

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I'm with you! Bring on the rains! Why should some folks get mad at Mother Nature, who is completely qualified to do her job, rather than the people who are reducing the number of people in this world by stabbings, auto accidents and other 'non-nature' actions. Stay safe everyone, yes, but me and my grass needs this thirst...and I would love to see the lightning storms (and don't let them only last for 20 minutes and then move on please!!)
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

is it actually bad anywhere at the moment? Here the sun is still shining and we are a warning 4 on the map
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is it actually bad anywhere at the moment? Here the sun is still shining and we are a warning 4 on the map
Windy as f*** here, no rain yet. meteo.ch shows category 4 thunderstorm warning until 20:00.
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Nothing at all yet in Neuchâtel - getting gradually darker but no wind, rain or storms.
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Old 26.08.2011, 18:12
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Had a brief hailstorm here in Basel. Rain has stopped now; temperature risen almost back to what it was before. Expect two more storms tonight - hopefully one of them heralds the start of some cooler weather. If not, well, at least the thunderstorms are fun!
 




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