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Snow and frost put spring on hold in Switzerland

Spring in Switzerland 2017
Winter is experiencing a comeback in Switzerland where temperatures plunged as low as -5 overnight.

Frost was widespread on Thursday morning, causing headaches for farmers and gardeners. It followed snowfalls across much of the country on Wednesday.

In Reconvilier in the canton of Bern a low of -5.8C was measured, with -5.3C recorded in Visp in the Rhone valley, 20 Minuten reported.

It quoted MeteoNews as saying it was the coldest night in the second half of April for 20 years in the Rhone valley.

In the central plateau a wind prevented temperatures from falling quite so low, but they were still around -1 to -4, sinking as low as -5 at above 600 metres altitude, MeteoNews said.

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Why Earth's winds are altering with tornadoes, waterspouts & plasma lightning intensifying

When the Sun is less active there is more ozone at the poles but less over the equator. Less ozone above the tropopause causes less stratospheric warming, allowing the tropopause up, which pushes the climate zones towards the equator.

As our Earths weather systems descend further into uncertainty of season and temperature where there are sudden freezes, three seasons in a week, this video explains why our planet's cloud systems are moving and why high wind and electrical storms will intensify from this point forward. The wavelength of the jet stream will shorten where arctic air masses will push to 15 N latitude. This is all brought on by the Suns electrical effect on our Earth and weakening magnetosphere. I personally feel this is one of the most important video I have done in the last two years in terms of explaining the changes and allowing you the viewer to see the future so you can prepare for what is coming.



Unseasonal snowfall takes its toll on Sarajevo, Bosnia

© Anadolu
Blocked traffic and power failures surprised many Bosnian citizens as an April blizzard took its toll on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday - with more snow expected

Heavy overnight snowfall in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, has caused massive traffic jams, leaving trees bent under the weight of the snow. Street cleaners have been working intensively throughout the night.

The severe snowfall has also caused damage to the power network and several areas within the wider Sarajevo area have lost power.

Comment: See also: Cold wintry weather engulfs central Europe; up to a metre of snow in mountains

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Cold wintry weather engulfs central Europe; up to a metre of snow in mountains

Snow returned to parts of Germany after the Easter weekend
Spring warmth is on hold across Europe as cold weather brings snow to parts of Germany, Austria and the Balkans.

Parts of central Europe have had a late taste of winter over the last few days.

This comes after a spell of warm weather saw spring blossom burst through in many parts of the continent as the days start to lengthen throughout the northern hemisphere.

Just 10 days ago the temperature in central London touched 25C. Highs were back down around the seasonal average of 13C on Tuesday.

There was a similar contrast in Brussels with a top temperature on 23C on April 9. The high was nearer 10C by Tuesday.

That was actually four degrees below the April of 14C.

The warmth in Belgium prompted the apple and pear blossom to come out around 10 days early this year.

Recent nights have seen the temperature fall close to freezing.

That was actually four degrees below the April of 14C.

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Irregular April snow causes havoc across Hungary

© Balázs Mohai
A car stuck in April snow in District XII.
The middle regions of Hungary are experiencing snow irregular for the season today, causing slight havoc in affected areas, according to reports. Hungarian Police have even suspended an anti-speeding crackdown scheduled for today.

The precipitation brought by today's overcast weather has led to snowfall in the central areas of the country, causing traffic jams on the streets, according to reports. In higher hills in the country, some 50 centimeters of snow cover is expected by the end of the day.

The Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ) has issued yellow and orange warnings for wind and precipitation in the central and western parts of the country. The OMSZ said the current weather is being caused by a cyclone.

Some regions of the country have experienced repeated power outages, according to Hungarian news portal index.hu, while the capital's public transport has also been negatively affected, with some lines seeing delays due to the unexpectedly severe weather.


Winter makes unexpected return in Romania

The weather will get cold and rainy in Romania these days, with snow returning to the mountain areas. Romanian meteorologists issued alerts for rain in most of the country, as well as orange alerts for snow in the mountain areas.

Moreover, temperatures will drop to negative values in the following nights in most of the country, including the capital Bucharest. Thus, the capital's heat supplier RADET plans to restart the public heating system on Tuesday evening (April 18), according to Agerpres.

On Wednesday, between 04:00 and 18:00, Southwestern Romania and the mountain areas will be under a code yellow for precipitations. While rain will take over Oltenia, Banat, and Western and Northwestern Muntenia, snow will return to the mountains. The quantities of water will exceed 20-25 liters per sqm, but could reach 40 liters per sqm in some areas, according to the meteorologists.

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Spring snow hits Serbia (PHOTOS)

Snow in Serbia
Tow trucks and trucks with trailers were banned on Mt. Zlatibor overnight due to the snow on the roads, Putevi Srbije (Roads of Serbia) announced.

The public company said on Wednesday morning that the ban had been lifted, but advised drivers to adjust the speed of their vehicles to the conditions on the roads.

Traffic was also suspended during the night on several other roads in western Serbia.

More snow, forming a 10 to 30 centimeter cover, is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday on mountains, and hills above 800 meters above sea level.

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Following spring weather, Slovakia faces record cold and snow

© Ján Krošlák
Snowfall hit also the Donovaly resort on April 18
March and the first half of April were warm and mild but during Easter a cold spell began that took temperatures closer to the long term average.

It has also brought ground frost during the nights and snow cover in higher altitude and colder regions.

Starting on April 17, the Slovak Hydrometeorological Office (SHMÚ) issued several warnings, with the weather coming closer to winter than to mid-spring.

Cold air has moved to the territory of Slovakia from northern Europe and from April 19 on, Arctic ice-cold air will be influencing the situation here. It will transform quickly in lower geographical latitudes - under the influence of the overall spring conditions. Still, the temperature drop will not be short term, as the whole of Europe will be flooded with cold air.

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Europe's mini ice age: Is it beginning again?

© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Combining the reports of "Link Found Between Cold European Winters And Solar Activity (+) The Great Frost, Devastated Europe from Italy to Iceland this shows that with the fall in solar activity we should see the Rhine River in Germany begin to freeze and late season snows and early season snows. Now fit in declining TSI and decreasing solar wind pressure and we have the conditions for a mini ice age in Europe, but are there signs? Let's Look at the snows and record cloud this week in Europe.

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6 photos that show just how cold it was in Germany over Easter weekend

Easter for many across Germany meant either snow, rain, or even both over the weekend. And the chilly weather is set to continue.

From Berlin down to Munich, snow fell across the country over the Easter weekend, making the springtime holiday feel more wintry than perhaps many had hoped.

Flowers were already blooming for the season, but in some places, icy blankets hid them from sight, like below in Feldafing, Bavaria.

Snow ploughs even had to be deployed in some places, like below in Taunus, Hesse, to clear away the fields of white powder.