Chasseral

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Chasseral
Hagneckkanal Chasseral 03 12.jpg
View from Lake Biel (south side)
Highest point
Elevation 1,606 m (5,269 ft) [1]
Prominence 666 m (2,185 ft) [2]
Isolation 49.5 km (30.8 mi) [3]
Parent peak Crêt de la Neige
Coordinates 47°09′59″N 7°03′34″E / 47.16639°N 7.05944°E / 47.16639; 7.05944Coordinates: 47°09′59″N 7°03′34″E / 47.16639°N 7.05944°E / 47.16639; 7.05944
Geography
Chasseral is located in Switzerland
Chasseral
Chasseral
Location in Switzerland
Location Berne, Switzerland
Parent range Jura Mountains

The Chasseral is a mountain of the Jura Mountains, overlooking Lake Biel in the Swiss canton of Bern. With an elevation of 1,606 metres above sea level, the Chasseral is the highest summit in the canton of Bern outside the Alps. It is also both the northernmost and easternmost mountain reaching over 1,500 metres in the Jura Mountains. West of the summit is located the Chasseral Ouest (1,552 m), where runs the border with the canton of Neuchâtel. The Chasseral Pass is located further on the west.

The Chasseral is the fourth most topographically isolated mountain of Switzerland, although it is the first when considering only easily accessible summits. This results in a very extensive view over the other mountains of the Jura, the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, the Vosges and the Black Forest. The summit can be reached from the Chasseral hotel, where is a bus stop.

The Chasseral summit in winter

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Chasseral (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.2
(32.4)
−0.4
(31.3)
1.4
(34.5)
4.6
(40.3)
9.7
(49.5)
13.0
(55.4)
15.5
(59.9)
15.1
(59.2)
11.5
(52.7)
8.4
(47.1)
3.1
(37.6)
0.9
(33.6)
6.9
(44.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.5
(27.5)
−2.9
(26.8)
−1.1
(30)
1.5
(34.7)
6.1
(43)
9.3
(48.7)
11.7
(53.1)
11.5
(52.7)
8.3
(46.9)
5.4
(41.7)
0.6
(33.1)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.9
(39)
Average low °C (°F) −5.0
(23)
−5.3
(22.5)
−3.5
(25.7)
−1.0
(30.2)
3.4
(38.1)
6.4
(43.5)
8.7
(47.7)
8.9
(48)
5.9
(42.6)
3.0
(37.4)
−1.8
(28.8)
−4.1
(24.6)
1.3
(34.3)
Average relative humidity (%) 74 76 81 82 82 83 81 81 84 79 77 76 80
Mean monthly sunshine hours 98 99 115 129 137 148 176 164 133 123 92 82 1,497
Source: MeteoSwiss [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the 1:25,000 Swisstopo topographic map.
  2. ^ Approximation. The key col is located between Les Verrières and Saint-Sulpice at approximately 940 metres. See Swisstopo maps
  3. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is near the Pfyffe.
  4. ^ "Climate Norm Value Tables". Climate diagrams and normals from Swiss measuring stations. Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss). Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.  The weather station elevation is 1,599 meters above sea level.

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