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. […]

Call it Easter or spring, but celebrate: it’s a Swiss long holiday weekend!

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Weather outlook for 29 March-1 April: some are calling it an April Fool’s joke Don’t forget to change your clocks GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – First, the weather, mostly lousy, with occasional sunshine and unseasonably low temperatures. Throughout Switzerland, from Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April, the weather forecast is for rain or snow every day, […]

Swiss weekend weather and what’s on, 22-24 March 2013

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Spring is inching closer, as anyone who steps outside Friday will notice (a high of 14C is expected in Geneva, so don’t eat that sandwich at the desk – go outside!). But keep those warm clothes handy because the temperature will start to drift down again Saturday, when rain is forecast for […]

Alert: multinational employees, do not share personal details on social networks

GENEVA – LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Police in canton Vaud have just issued a warning for employees of multinationals, who are being targeted on social networks, and information from there used, as part of a large fraud scheme. Do not share personal information on any social networks, police are warning, and as a precaution, ask others […]

Geneva gets once a decade snow dump

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva Airport officially had 24cm of snow Monday 11 February, although many people on the outskirts of the city swear it had to have been more. By 07:00 15cm had fallen and by 11:00, shortly after the airport re-opened, another 5cm had been added. The storm was  intense but very local, with […]

Weather alert: snowstorm moving into Jura, Lake Geneva region

Heavy snowfall expected Monday morning – use caution on roads GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A snowstorm is moving into Switzerland from the west, with a level-3 weather alert issued, starting at 19:00 Sunday in the southern Jura and Lake Geneva regions, and at 06:00 Monday for the southern Alps. The storm is expected to bring 10-30cm […]

A9 accident closes Lausanne autoroute as snow snarls roads

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Fire in Paquis creates traffic jams in central Geneva GENEVA / LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Snow falling down to the shoreline of Lake Geneva Tuesday morning 15 January was behind a number of fender benders and more serious accidents in the region, with two women sent to hospital after their car rolled several times on the […]

Syrian peace talks to take place in Geneva Friday

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Three-way Syrian peace talks will take place Friday 11 January in Geneva, Russia announced Wednesday. Russia will be represented by Vice-minister Mikhail Bogdanov, the United States by Assistant Secretary of State William Burns and international emissary Lakhdar Brahimi will make up the third diplomat; the three parties met in Geneva in December. […]

News brief: Swiss go over the 8 million mark

BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss population officially went over the 8 million mark during the third quarter of 2012. Foreigners account for 1.85 million of the total of 8.01 people. In the Lake Geneva region defined as Geneva, Vaud and Valais, foreigners are 482,785 of the total of 1.51 million, or 32 percent, well over […]

Snow, snow, snow en route for Switzerland!

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Nineteen days until Christmas and we would normally hesitate to say it will be a white one, but with the amount of snow already here and more on the way, we’re betting on a White Christmas. MeteoSwiss Thursday noon issued its new forecast, and it’s time to equip yourself with shovels, snowblowers, […]