City’s 31 cm most snow in 30 years, followed by frosty temperatures
Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Geneva’s Cointrin International Airport re-opened Thursday morning 2 December at 06:00 and by 08:00 flights were mostly back to normal. Airport officials warn passengers to arrive two hours early, nevertheless, and suggest taking public transport rather than driving.
The city is still digging itself out, as is most of the region on the west and north sides of Lake Geneva, after heavy snow Tuesday night and Wednesday 1 December. Geneva had 31 cm of snow, the most it has seen since 1979, when 23 cm fell 4 January. The record snowfall for one day for the city was in 1895, 25 February, when 58 cm of snow landed on the city.
Temperatures fell to nearly -6C in Geneva in the early hours of Thursday.