Winter is coming: first frost hits Swiss cities
The Local · 12 Oct 2016, 12:15
Published: 12 Oct 2016 12:15 GMT+02:00
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The mercury fell as low as -7 in Viege in the Valais on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, a Meteo Suisse spokesman told news agencies. The cities of Payerne, Bern, Lucerne and Aigle all felt a below-zero chill.
The autumnal feel is somewhat overdue, following a September that was the third hottest since records began, with rainfall far below the normal range.
This week’s brush with the cold is unlikely to last, however.
The warm foehn wind is set to warm things up in the coming days, however, with some valleys experiencing temperatures up to 20 degrees, said Meteo Suisse.