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Old 16.12.2011, 14:40
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Same in Geneva

Horrible weather. Rain and strong winds. If i didnt have to take the mutt out i wouldnt get my pjs off!
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Old 16.12.2011, 15:14
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

I work pretty near Basel airport and just had a 737 fly, let me rephrase, wobble past just under the cloud cover. Almost as if it was flying backwards.
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Old 16.12.2011, 15:52
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

The word was out to stay out of the forests and away from scaffolding due to strong winds.

So I went running for a couple of hours in the forest and lived to write these words.

ZRH currently measuring south-westerly winds at 25 knots, temp is +10C, so nothing earth shattering just yet.
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Old 16.12.2011, 16:06
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

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OH is sitting at Heathrow waiting for his flight to Zurich but the time just keeps getting put back. It's already over an hour late and he hasn't even been given a gate yet.
Weather is perfect in London so it must be due to bad weather en route if Zurich is OK.

It's absolutely awful in Neuchatel and has been all day. (and all of last night)

I'm supposed to fly to London from Zurich tonight, quite a few flights cancelled already, mine's still shown, for now.
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Old 16.12.2011, 16:12
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Here in Oberere Baselbiet it is now really quite dangerous. The children from our village school were not allowed home unless they were being taken by car. The fire service is out directing cars around blown down branches and roping off pavements under roofs where rows and rows of tiles have blown off. A load of tiles crashed to the ground just a couple of metres away from where the car was parked as I waited for the children to get in. Really not nice.

We have lit the fire and intend to stay indoors.
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Old 16.12.2011, 16:14
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I'm supposed to fly to London from Zurich tonight, quite a few flights cancelled already, mine's still shown, for now.
Lucky you. His one has disappeared from the arrivals list so I'm hoping they've just combined it with the later one. He was due at 15.20 and the next one is due to arrive at 16.55.(an hour later than scheduled)

Edit: It's just popped back on there with an arrival time of 16.55 so I guess he's up there somewhere now.
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

To all those who have a plane to catch. I once thought I was the lucky one when due to adverse weather (in London) Swiss cancelled all their flights to/from London but Easy Jet went on with their services. I regret it up till now that I was with Easy Jet as the bouncing about in the air was not fun at all and the majority of passengers were so scared it was terrifying. I wished my flight had been cancelled.
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Old 16.12.2011, 16:23
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Storm seems to be peaking, regarding strong, blustery winds and horizontal rain, here in the west - and heading eastwards all the time.

Looks like you folks are in for a noisy night; - and to quote the Oz definition of romantic foreplay:

- "You better brace yourself, Sheila"
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Batten down the hatches in Zurich, she's a-comin' in...

Just rescued the contents of the balcony...
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Old 16.12.2011, 16:40
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

The storm is in full force in the Innerschweiz too. On my way home today, I was attacked by rain, wind, loose blue barrels rolling around the road and huge sheets of plastic being tossed left and right.

Wishing you all a safe drive home where ever you are.
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Pounding surf from Lac Leman. If I didn't know better, I'd think it was the ocean out there. Waves crashing onto the road and pretty big swell.

I love it!

Family coming here from New York tomorrow. No flights from JFK to Europe cancelled. Apparently, in NY they're saying it's gonna clear during the night. I think the weather forecasters are calling for heavy snow tomorrow, though, no?
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Old 16.12.2011, 17:19
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

3 hours later Geneva is nice and quiet. Just came back from shopping and im going out again. Might as well take advantage of the calm weather. You never know...
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

The bad weather is still continuing, and what is worse is the cyclonic wind...
Today, on my way to home I faced the heavy rain, and strong wind ...I could hardly walk so strong was the wind from the opposite direction
I pray everyone is safe in this weather....
I have never seen this type of weather here in Zurich during my stay of 2 yrs...
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Old 16.12.2011, 17:24
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The bad weather is still continuing, and what is worse is the cyclonic wind...
Today, on my way to home I faced the heavy rain, and strong wind ...I could hardly walk so strong was the wind from the opposite direction
I pray everyone is safe in this weather....
I have never seen this type of weather here in Zurich during my stay of 2 yrs...
The worst storm I've experienced was the infamous Lothar storm on December 24, 1999. Roof tiles were flying through the air as well as anything else that wasn't battened down. Whole hillsides of forests were blown down and the effects can still be seen today.
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Old 16.12.2011, 18:53
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

So far in Basel-Stadt the effects are nothing more than a normal storm. Hopefully it stays that way but a bit of me was looking forward to some dramatic weather in otherwise predictable Basel
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To all those who have a plane to catch. I once thought I was the lucky one when due to adverse weather (in London) Swiss cancelled all their flights to/from London but Easy Jet went on with their services. I regret it up till now that I was with Easy Jet as the bouncing about in the air was not fun at all and the majority of passengers were so scared it was terrifying. I wished my flight had been cancelled.
You have to look back to understand the EasyJet stance to carry on flights to Zurich under all circumstances. EasyJet, after having served Zurich for many years, stopped operating to Zurich due to a conflict with the airport about landing taxes. BUT then, in late March 2006, heavy snowfalls brought the airports of Stuttgart, Basel and Geneva, all served by EasyJet, to a total stop, and EasyJet was forced to carry over hundreds of passengers from Luton to Heathrow and put them onto various rather full British Airways flights to Zurich. BA pushed heavier airplanes onto the route to cope. EasyJet returned to ZRH within less than a year Sure, trams and buses in Zürich were totally cancelled but SBB and S-Bahn were in full operation.
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