Cantons restrict outdoor fires during heatwave

Cantons restrict outdoor fires during heatwave

July 25, 2019, 10:03 a.m.
Several cantons have brought in strict restrictions on outdoor fires as the country swelters.
Geneva to monitor elderly during heatwave

Geneva to monitor elderly during heatwave

July 25, 2019, 9:56 a.m.
As the heatwave continues, the City of Geneva is stepping up its monitoring of elderly residents.
Dogs cool off in DIY stores

Dogs cool off in DIY stores

July 18, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
The Do It Yourself chain, Jumbo, is allowing dogs inside its stores at the moment while the weather is hot.
2018 drought damaged Swiss forests

2018 drought damaged Swiss forests

July 12, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
Last year’s extended heatwave damaged forests in Switzerland. 
Geneva-France buckled train lines repaired

Geneva-France buckled train lines repaired

July 8, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
High speed trains are now running again between Geneva and France after tracks were repaired.
No respite from heat on public transport

No respite from heat on public transport

June 26, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
If you’re hoping air-conditioned buses, trams and trains could give you a break from the heat, you may be disap...
Water to be cut in commune as temperatures soar

Water to be cut in commune as temperatures soar

June 26, 2019, 8:22 a.m.
A commune in canton Solothurn is up in arms as construction work means the water to their town will be cut for the da...
Hospitals prepare for heatwave

Hospitals prepare for heatwave

June 25, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
Hospitals are on alert as the expected week long heatwave gets underway. 
Press publishes hints and tips for upcoming heatwave

Press publishes hints and tips for upcoming heatwave

June 24, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
The country is gearing up for a heatwave with temperatures expected to hit 40 at times. 
Vaud triggers awareness campaign for heatwave weekend

Vaud triggers awareness campaign for heatwave weekend

June 20, 2019, 9:35 a.m.
Forecasters are predicting a heat wave next week – and canton Vaud is triggering its awareness campaign to make...
Heatwave predicted for coming week

Heatwave predicted for coming week

June 19, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Weather forecasters say we could be in for a major heatwave next week – despite temperatures falling over the n...
End of heatwave marked by snow

End of heatwave marked by snow

Aug. 27, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
Temperatures across the country were down over the weekend as the heatwave relented.
This summer driest on record - and more to come

This summer driest on record - and more to come

Aug. 23, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
Although colder weather is expected tomorrow with rain, this summer is the driest and one of the hottest since record...
Defence minster calls for cooperation on disaster equipment

Defence minster calls for cooperation on disaster equipment

Aug. 21, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
The Swiss defence minister Guy Parmelin is suggesting teaming up with other European countries to create a pool of sh...
Heat wave coming to an end this weekend

Heat wave coming to an end this weekend

Aug. 21, 2018, 6:24 a.m.
The heatwave will be coming to an end towards the end of the week. Forecasters say by Thursday, temperatures will sta...
Harvest of Swiss cereal crops set to drop in 2018 after heatwave

Harvest of Swiss cereal crops set to drop in 2018 after heatwave

Aug. 15, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Harvests of wheat, barley and rapeseed are expected to be lower this year than in previous years due to the continued...
Hot weather partly to blame for mountain, lake and river deaths

Hot weather partly to blame for mountain, lake and river deaths

Aug. 10, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Since the end of July, at least 12 people have died in the mountains or in lakes and rivers, deaths that have been bl...
Fribourg lakes to be out of bounds as army airlifts water to mountain pastures

Fribourg lakes to be out of bounds as army airlifts water to mountain pastures

Aug. 10, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
Boating, fishing and swimming have been temporarily banned at two lakes in the canton of Fribourg as the army takes w...
Charity steps in to help Alpine farmers get water to their cattle

Charity steps in to help Alpine farmers get water to their cattle

Aug. 8, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
A charity has offered CHF 500,000 to help Alpine farmers transport water to their cows in mountain pastures as the dr...
Farmers to receive heatwave help from Swiss Government

Farmers to receive heatwave help from Swiss Government

Aug. 7, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Farmers who have been badly affected by the current drought are to receive help from the Swiss Government, after it a...
Heatwave kills thousands of fish in overheated rivers

Heatwave kills thousands of fish in overheated rivers

Aug. 7, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
High temperatures and a lack of rain has led to an emergency for thousands of fish in the country’s rivers and ...
Temperatures climb to record levels

Temperatures climb to record levels

Aug. 7, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Weather forecasters say that there’s soon to be light relief from the current heatwave, which has seen temperat...
Calls to cut power from nuclear plant to bring down river temperature

Calls to cut power from nuclear plant to bring down river temperature

Aug. 6, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
Members of a fishing organization in canton Aargau are demanding the power from the Benznau nuclear plant is cut back...
Farmers call for government heatwave help

Farmers call for government heatwave help

Aug. 6, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
Farmers are calling on the government to help as the ongoing heatwave is causing crops to fail and livestock lack water.
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