Today, 23 February 2017, was the warmest February day ever recorded in Switzerland, according to Meteo News. Several weather stations on the Swiss plateau recorded temperatures exceeded 20 degrees.
Normally, temperatures this high do not arrive in Switzerland until the end of April.
Temperatures reached 21.2 degrees in Sion (1.4 degrees above the previous record), in the heart of one of Switzerland’s ski regions, and 19.5 degrees in Zurich, 0.5 degrees higher than the previous February high. The swift change in temperature came with winds up to 90 km/h.
Overnight temperatures are set to drop as a cold front sweeps in. Friday will see snow in the Alps. The red shown in this Meteo Swiss animation is snow. According to Meteo News, around 10 cm of snow is expected above 2000 metres in the Pre-Alps and around 5 cm in Valais.