Swiss temperatures plunge to record lows

2012-02-06 12:45
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Geneva - Swiss temperatures plunged to -35.1° in the eastern Graubuenden canton on Sunday night, weather agency MeteoSwiss said, the lowest figure recorded so far this year.

The mercury plummeted in Samedan, an Alpine region home to winter sports resorts such as St Moritz, Pontresina and Sils-Maria.

In the west, -27.6° was recorded in the village of La Brevine in the canton of Neuchatel.

La Brevine holds the record for being the coldest place in Switzerland, with -41.8° measured in 1987.

In Geneva, the thermometer was at -10° on Monday morning.

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