New heat record nearly set

A new heat record was nearly set yesterday.

Global headlines carried the news in the middle of August Switzerland set a new altitude limit for zero degrees - at 5,298 metres. 

But just a day ago, it was zero at only 45 metres below the record. 

It means the two warmest altitude measurements have been taken n this year. The records have been maintained since 1954, according to MétéoSuisse.

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