Much of Switzerland experienced another tropical night

After Thursday’s record high temperatures, many parts of Switzerland experienced a tropical night overnight from Thursday to Friday. But temperatures below 30 degrees are forecast for the weekend north of the Alps.

At 6:20 a.m. Friday morning, it was 24.4 degrees in Vevey, on the shores of Lake Geneva, according to data from MeteoSwiss. 23.6 degrees were measured in Würenlingen (AG), 22.3 degrees in Neuchâtel, 21.4 degrees in Zollikofen, near Bern. 21.3 degrees were reported in Basel-Binningen and even 20.3 degrees in St. Gallen.

According to MeteoSwiss, some nights were even the hottest since the start of the measurements, such as at Zurich-Kloten airport (21.9 degrees) or in Schaffhausen (22 degrees).

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Severe thunderstorms

In many measuring stations on the Plateau, however, the thermometer fell just below the 20 degree mark towards the morning. It was also really cool with 8.1 degrees at the Swiss cold pole in La Brévine, in the Neuchâtel Jura.

Friday evening, after a hot and humid day of 32 to 34 degrees, the weather services forecast a cooling “with fanfare”, writes Meteonews on Twitter. Sometimes violent thunderstorms are announced as far as the plain. At the end of the week, a wind situation will bring much cooler air to the country and the heat wave should be over for the moment.

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