May 7, 2017 - 7:32 AM
in reply to vishal1112
>> I am travelling to Switzerland from 18th to 25th May and am staying at Lucerne, Wengen and Zurich. I am planning to cover Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi, Lake Lucerne, Lucerne city, Jungfrauh, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald and Zurich. However, the weather map is showing rains throughout. Is it really going to be raining throughout the day in the entire week? Does it rain heavily in Switzerland?
It is too early to worry about what the weather will be like in the second half of May. Weather forecasts are only reliable 24-48 hours beforehand. Check these pages for the best online weather forecast and information about how the weather works in Switzerland
>> Do I need to modify my itinerary for the rains?
If it were me, I would certainly not change my plans in terms of where I planned to stay.
You may have to change your plans on any given day, and do something else, e.g. if you had planned a mountain-top visit and the mountain top was in the clouds. The key is to be flexible. Do your mountain-top visits on the first available clear day, and other activities, such as boat rides, on later days or on days when the weather is not the best. You may well end up being able to do everything you planned, but perhaps in a different order.
If you have a Swiss Travel Pass, that will give you added flexibility in terms of where you can travel to in order to take advantage of bad weather options.
Last modified on May 7, 2017 - 12:33 PM by Lucas