According to Swiss Meteo, this summer will probably be Switzerland’s third hottest on record.
This year’s average summer temperature will be between 15 and 16 degrees, around 2 degrees higher than the norm between 1981 and 2010, according to the forecaster.
The marked rise in summer temperatures is a sign of climate change, according to Swiss Meteo. Since the preindustrial period from 1871 to 1900, average summer temperatures have risen by around 2 degrees.
Since records began there have been four summers with average temperatures beyond 15 degrees: 2003, 2015, 2017, 2018. 2003 was the hottest, reaching an average of 16.9 degrees. The summer of 2019 will soon be added to this list, most likely in third place.
The final data will be published here on 13 September 2019.