Spring in February – the 20-degree mark cracked and a new record in Glarus

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Spring in February - the 20-degree mark cracked and a new record in Glarus




Stand-up paddlers on Lake Zug on February 21.


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Stand-up paddlers on Lake Zug on February 21.



Stand-up paddlers on Lake Zug on February 21.


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Stand-up paddlers on Lake Zug on February 21.


Switzerland experiences spring-like temperatures in the middle of February. It will continue to be sunny next week. However, this does not mean anything good for allergy sufferers. Warm and sunny weather at the weekend in Switzerland awakened spring fever in many places in the middle of February. In Bad Ragaz SG, 20 degrees were measured on Sunday. In Vaduz in the Principality of Liechtenstein, at 21.9 degrees, it has never been so warm in February. There was also a record in Glarus, as «MeteoNews» reports. At 19.4 degrees, the old February record from 2002 was exceeded by 0.6 degrees.

The highs of 1998 and 1990, when 21.7 degrees were measured in Vaduz in the winter month, were exceeded, as the weather service Meteoschweiz announced in the short message service Twitter.

T-shirt weather and particularly high temperatures for this time of year were especially in the Swiss foehn areas. In Altdorf, the capital of Uri, it was 19.8 degrees in the early afternoon, and 19.5 degrees were measured in Chur in Graubünden. According to SRF Meteo, temperatures in the lowlands were around 10 degrees above the long-term February average of around 5 degrees.

The good weather period started on Friday. It should continue until at least the end of the month. It is not only mild in the plains. In the mountains, too, 5 to 10 degrees are expected at 2000 meters above sea level.

Temperatures well above the 10-degree mark are expected in the lowlands next week. However, individual high fog fields and cloud clouds cloud the prospects a little. It continues very sunny in Ticino and in the mountains. Spring weather is announced until the weekend.

The good weather period started on Friday. It should continue until at least the end of the month. It is not only mild in the plains. In the mountains, too, 5 to 10 degrees are expected at 2000 meters above sea level.

Bad news for allergy sufferers

The spring-like weather brings suffering to allergy sufferers. The concentrations of pollen rise to high values ​​at low altitudes. Currently, it is mainly hazel and alder pollen.

Both north and south of the Alps, the pollution caused by them in the lowlands is often high. According to the Swiss Allergy Center, exposure levels are high up to heights of 600 to 800 meters, and moderate in the Jura Arc. The poplar blossom began on the southern side of the Alps. (cma / sda)



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