Bad weather backup plan-Jungfrau region

Bad weather backup plan-Jungfrau region

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jpatyl2003
jpatyl2003
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Aug 26, 2015 - 7:39 AM

Hi all,

We will stay at Wilderswil for 3 nights (Aug 30-Sept2) and then stay 1 night at Zermatt Sept 2/3. We hope the weather will be good for our easy hikes around the Jungfrau region and get the train rides to the top of Europe. What are the best websites for the weather forecast for the Jungfrau region and Matterhorn?

We would like to have a back-up plan if there are rains or thunder storm. Lucerne visit should be completed on Aug 29. The 8 days train pass allows us to travel everywhere. Please advise day trips from Wilderswil in case of bad weather.

Thank you

JP

Arno
Arno
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Aug 26, 2015 - 5:17 PM

Hi JP,

You can find a forecast here, and there are various links on this and this page. Suggestions for bad weather are listed on the Interlaken page.

kim11
kim11
322 posts
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Aug 27, 2015 - 5:55 AM

Meteocentrale.ch certainly has the most accurate forecasts for the region. But it is still hard to predict more than a day or two in advance. Suggest that you look at the forecast a day before and plan your next day accordingly. You are visiting toward the end of the VERY busy summer season so should not find any attractions over-booked.

Bad weather outings:

1. A cruise on Lake Brienz. This can be glorious even in the rain with the drama of the clouds and fog coming in and out over the lake.

2. Ballenberg Museum. Unless it is very windy with lots of rain, an umbrella or hooded rain jacket are all you need to spend a completely delightful day at this wonderful outdoor museum.

3. Trümmelbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen Valley. You are going to get wet in there anyway!

4. Berne is a lovely city with underground shopping arcades so is fine for a misty and cloudy day.

mikesc60
mikesc60
74 posts
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Aug 27, 2015 - 12:00 PM in reply to jpatyl2003

I think you should be able to find a web cam to look at as well which, monitored over time, might help you relate forecasts to what it actually looks like up there. You could also check on the day, although conditions could change on the way up.

Last modified on Aug 27, 2015 - 12:00 PM by mikesc60
Arno
Arno
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Aug 27, 2015 - 1:16 PM

Good suggestions by all of you, thanks!

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