Tuesday night brought a chill to Switzerland. The temperature in the town of Brévine in the Jura plunged to -20 degrees.
In Glattalp, another of Switzerland’s famed cold spots, the temperature went as low as -36.5 degrees.
Neither Brévine (1043m) or Glattalp (1896m) are particularly high, however they both have micro climates dictated by geography and weather patterns that drive temperatures down particularly low in winter.
Temperatures across the lower lying Swiss plateau were moderately cold. The temperature went as low as -2 in Geneva, -4 in Zurich and -3 in Bern.
At the same time, Switzerland has probably experienced its hottest year since 1864. According to Swiss Meteo the annual average temperature across Switzerland is likely to be close to 7 degrees this year. This would beat the record of 6.6 degrees in 2015.