Weekend, spring slipping in the door

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Weather in the region will start to feel more springlike this weekend, with the heavy showers and thunderstorms of late Thursday giving way to sunshine. Friday’s sharp blue skies around Lake Geneva are a bonus, as the national weather service, MeteoSwiss, announced rain gradually giving way to sunshine late Friday and Saturday. […]

Swiss winter sports and weekend weather, 1-3 March 2013 (update)

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What’s on in Switzerland GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Bye-bye winter blues, hello warmer weather and sunshine, with plenty of snow still on the slopes! The weekend promises to be great for doing just about anything outdoors. And now that March has arrived, the season is starting for the big spring consumer fairs, Habitat et Jardins in […]

Jaton named new head of Montreux Jazz Festival

Mathieu Jaton, new head of the Montreux Jazz Festival

Series of memorial events for Claude Nobs announced by MJF board MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND – Mathieu Jaton was named the new general director/chief executive of the Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF), the organization’s board announced Tuesday morning 15 January. Jaton, who joined the festival in 1999, has been its secretary general since 2001 and he was selected […]

Town and country, weather outlook, what’s on in the region

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Lake Geneva area can expect more of the same weather, ditto for Valais GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The next five days promise more of the same, weatherwise: gray with occasional pale sunshine in Geneva and along the lake; sunshine with occasional drifts of clouds in the Alps. Expect daytime temperatures to remain in the range of […]

Weekend weather, what’s on

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Three more weeks to go with summer time, before Europe moves back an hour, which means that getting up at the crack of dawn isn’t early-early at the moment. We are clearly in the in-between season, with nighttime lows of 8-9C this Friday and Saturday, and  highs of 22C, with sunshine throughout […]

Fine weather, plenty of action in Lake Geneva region this weekend

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Weather forecast: cool, mostly sunny GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss will be on the move this weekend, with scores of city people heading to their family villages to harvest the grapes, a popular tradition. For the rest of us the weekend offers wine festivals, night-time museum adventures, visits to check out the new CFF trains […]

Weekend what’s on and weather: plenty of bright spots

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The fun is where you find it, no matter what the weather. But those who don’t likeg the gloomy, chilly, wet weather we’ve had this week will be happy: it is about to give way to something more pleasant in the Lake Geneva region, with a gradual improvement between now and Sunday, […]

Weekend forecast, what’s on in the Lake Geneva region

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Having just hopped off a bicycle after riding for two hours along the Rhone River, I can offer this factual information: the weather is perfect for cycling, hiking or doing just about anything else that requires your limbs to move. Weekend weather forecast Sunny with occasionally overcast skies for the weekend, temperature […]

Weekend weather forecast, what’s on in Switzerland, and family deals

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Weekends don’t come much better than this: sunshine everywhere, warm but not too hot, and plenty of activities, with several special offers. Weather, expect mostly sunshine The weather forecast from Meteoswiss says Sion will be the hot spot, with highs Friday of 28C and 29C on Saturday, but Geneva is just one […]

Hot time in the city: safety tips for your Swiss summer (update)

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Including what’s on, new fun, travel tip and weather GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Temperatures are rising and we’re all heading out to the lake, swimming pools, concerts and festivals, lakeside terraces. Switzerland and its large cities remain some of the safest places on the planet because the level of violent crime is very low, but don’t […]