Coldest night of winter at individual weather stations
Ice-cold awakening in Switzerland: The coldest night of this winter was measured at certain weather stations along the foothills of the Alps, for example in Thun BE, where the thermometer dropped to -17 degrees.
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In the picture: Winter mood on Lake Geneva. On Friday morning it was freezing cold in many places. (archive image)
However, one is still a long way from cold records, said MeteoSwiss on request. The value in Thun is the third lowest since the very short data series from 1971.
Switzerland’s all-time cold record was -42 degrees on January 12, 1987 in La Brévine NE. This night, as a place known in the “Siberia of Switzerland”, it was only -23 degrees cold, the weather service said.
You also had to dress warmly in other places on Friday morning, for example in Interlaken BE, where -11 degrees were measured and in Wädenswil ZH, where it was -7.2 degrees. According to SRF Meteo, it was only 0.4 degrees in Lugano TI that was not frosty.
After a mild start to the year, winter has the country under control again. The coldest night of this winter season so far was recorded on December 12th. At that time, the thermometer on the Ofen Pass dropped to -27 degrees.