Municipality records coldest night of the year in central Switzerland so far

With hardly any wind, last Tuesday night saw the coldest temperature of this winter in central Switzerland being recorded in a populated area so far, namely -12.9°C at Schüpfheim in the Entlebuch region of the canton of Lucerne (LU). As for uninhabited areas, -30°C was recorded on the Glattalp in the canton of Uri.

Other places across Switzerland also recorded the lowest temperatures this winter that night, with -13.5°C reported in Marsens in the canton of Fribourg.

Other central Swiss locations recording the lowest temperatures of the winter so far included Einsiedeln in the canton of Schwyz (SZ) at -11.6°C, Hasle (LU) at -11.3°C, Sattel (SZ) on the border with Zug at -9.2°C and Steinhuserberg near Wolhusen (LU) at -7.8°C.

Out of interest, the lowest temperatures recorded this winter so far have been -28.4°C at La Brévine in the canton of Jura on the night of Saturday 19 January, with other very low temperatures (-27.4°C) recorded in Samedan, near St Moritz in the canton of Graubünden, with both Andermatt in the canton of Uri and Buffalora in the canton of Graubünden recording temperatures of -26°C.

Those preferring warmer weather will be pleased to hear temperatures could rise to double figures, perhaps as high as 14°C in lower-lying areas, this weekend.

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