Napf

The Napf is a mountain on the border between the Swiss cantons of Bern and Lucerne. With an altitude of 1,408 meters (4,619 ft), it is the summit of the Napfgebiet (Napf region), the hilly region lying between Bern and Lucerne.[3] It is counted geologically as part of the Swiss plateau, although it is sometimes considered part of the Emmental Alps.[4] The region is bounded by the Emmental to the south-west and the Entlebuch to the east. The region is traversed by the Brünig-Napf-Reuss line.

Napf
The summit
Highest point
Elevation1,408 m (4,619 ft)
Prominence552 m (1,811 ft)[1]
Isolation10.5 km (6.5 mi)[2]
Coordinates47°0′15″N 7°56′24″E
Geography
Napf
Location in Switzerland
LocationBern/Lucerne, Switzerland
Parent rangeNapfgebiet, Emmental Alps

The peak is surrounded by steep hills that are a patchwork of evergreen forests and small mountain farms. Nearby towns include Romoos, Doppleschwand, Michlischwand, Luthern, and Menzberg.

Climate

Climate data for Napf (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.1
(34.0)
0.7
(33.3)
3.1
(37.6)
6.6
(43.9)
11.7
(53.1)
15.0
(59.0)
17.6
(63.7)
17.0
(62.6)
13.0
(55.4)
9.7
(49.5)
4.3
(39.7)
1.8
(35.2)
8.5
(47.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.6
(29.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
0.3
(32.5)
3.2
(37.8)
7.9
(46.2)
11.0
(51.8)
13.6
(56.5)
13.3
(55.9)
9.8
(49.6)
6.8
(44.2)
1.7
(35.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
5.3
(41.5)
Average low °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−4.4
(24.1)
−2.3
(27.9)
0.4
(32.7)
4.8
(40.6)
7.8
(46.0)
10.2
(50.4)
10.3
(50.5)
7.2
(45.0)
4.2
(39.6)
−0.7
(30.7)
−3.2
(26.2)
2.5
(36.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 104
(4.1)
102
(4.0)
128
(5.0)
126
(5.0)
191
(7.5)
190
(7.5)
188
(7.4)
183
(7.2)
142
(5.6)
117
(4.6)
112
(4.4)
125
(4.9)
1,708
(67.2)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11.3 10.9 13.5 13.3 15.0 14.1 12.9 13.0 11.2 11.3 11.5 12.0 150.0
Average relative humidity (%) 73 76 78 79 79 79 77 79 83 78 77 74 78
Mean monthly sunshine hours 106 104 126 130 145 160 188 179 144 131 94 84 1,590
Source: MeteoSwiss [5]

See also

References

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located near Escholzmatt at 856 metres.
  2. Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is northeast of the Beichle.
  3. "Napfgebiet". Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  4. The eastern half of the massif is part of the Alpine Convention perimeter.
  5. "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 5 February 2013. The weather station elevation is 1,403 meters above sea level.

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