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It's cold in the Alps. Very cold.
Tuesday January 6, 2009 - Email this article to a friend

Switzerland has just had it's coldest night of the winter with the temperature dropping to -26c.

On Saturday night in the resort of Samedan the temperature went down to -26.6 degrees celsius, the Swiss meteorological service has reported.

This was 0.3 degrees colder than the previous record for this winter which was also at Samedan, in SE Switzerland.

Other areas also experienced their coldest night. It was particularly cold in some valleys at high altitude.

Chilly view across the AlpsChilly view across the AlpsIn the mountains, however, it was relatively mild in comparison.

But skiing is cold at the moment with many people wearing extra layers and replacing their gloves with mittens.

So if you are out skiing or snowboarding at the moment wrap up warm.

But we still have quite a way to go to beat the coldest temperature ever recorded in Switzerland; -41.8c, in La Brévine in January 1987.

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