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.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:41 UTC
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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:16 UTC
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.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:39 UTC
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.
Budapest Business Journal
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:30 UTC
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.
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.
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.
The Slovak Spectator
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:51 UTC
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.
The Local De
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:46 UTC
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.