The weather of the coming days is quickly told: Apart from fog patches and veil clouds, the sun will be in charge. The drop in temperatures was only temporary, over the weekend the level will rise again step by step. For the season, it is clearly too warm in the medium term.
High Tora – come to stay
A powerful high pressure system has built up over large parts of Europe – it shows up on the ground pressure maps, but is also well pronounced aloft in the form of a high pressure ridge. In the coming days, its center will shift a little, but for Switzerland it will remain weather-dominating at least until the middle of next week. In the second half of the week, from today's point of view, slowly more momentum should come back into the weather kitchen, but the models still disagree about the exact course.
Until then, not much will happen! Today, Thursday, extended veil clouds and also medium-high cloud fields provide some variety in the sky – they make the most competition for the sun in the north and east. Tomorrow, Friday, veil clouds will still move through, on the weekend we can look forward to a lot of blue sky. In the lowlands, fog will still be present in some areas during the first half of the day. However, most of these clouds will dissipate before noon, with the last remnants around midday. It will continue in this style until Wednesday.
In fact, the temperatures deserve a special mention! After an extremely warm start to October, cooler air reached the northern side of the Alps from Tuesday to Wednesday with a cold front – temperatures dropped to somewhat more "normal" values. However, it is not really cool for the time of year, maximum values of 18 to 20 degrees are still above average. In the near future, the temperature curve clearly points upwards again. Already at the weekend, even on the northern side of the Alps, the summer mark of 25 degrees will be within reach again, between Monday and Wednesday it will probably be reached again or even slightly exceeded. On the mountains it is very mild, the zero degree limit varies in the near future between 3700 and 4200 meters. Perfect conditions for excursions, hikes or even extended tours. Forhigh alpine ventures, however, the risk of falling rocks is an issue! How warm it gets in the afternoon hours also depends somewhat on the wind. At this time of the year, the sun loses its power from week to week and the days quickly become shorter. By mid-autumn, its rays are usually no longer sufficient to mix the air masses properly. Even a light southwesterly to westerly wind can do a good job here, however, and help to warm the air. So it will be exciting to see how warm it can actually get during this otherwise quiet autumnal high-pressure phase!
Fig. 1: Outlook for the coming days; Source: MeteoNews
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