Heat records in Switzerland
Weather forecaster predicts flake doldrums
The Muotathal weather forecaster Roman Ulrich makes a sad forecast. MeteoSwiss agrees: The snowpack remains thin in the middle layers.
Muotathal weather forecaster Roman Ulrich brings bad news for snow fans.
Robin BaniRingier journalism student
Record temperatures in Switzerland: On Saturday the thermometer in the Jura canton capital of Delsberg showed 20 degrees – the warmest New Year’s Eve since measurements began in 1961.
According to Meteo News, the records “just tumbled” yesterday: 16.7 degrees in Basel-Binningen, 15.1 degrees in St. Gallen, 15.5 degrees in Adelboden BE! In 2022, the average temperature in Switzerland was 7.4 degrees – the highest since 1864.
“I generally predict little snow for this winter.”Muotathal weather forecaster Roman Ulrich
Anyone wishing for snow for New Year will be disappointed. The flake doldrums could continue like this, says the Muotathal weather forecaster Roman Ulrich (51): “I generally predict little snow for this winter.”
He could read that from the nettles. This year they have remained low. Ulrich doesn’t want to reveal more: “A business secret.” Meteorologist Marco Stoll (43) from Meteo Schweiz: “We don’t dare go as far up the branches as our Muotathal colleagues.” He can only offer precise forecasts for five days. They agree with the weather forecaster: Below 1000 meters it stays green, above 2000 it’s wintry – with good snow cover and reasonably normal conditions; at medium altitudes the snowpack remains thin. The Wetterschmöcker advises: “Don’t ski, but ride a bike.”