Rain forecast in Jungfrau region next week

Rain forecast in Jungfrau region next week

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bufflin
bufflin
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Jun 21, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Hi all! We plan to stay at Grindelwald from Tuesday 6/27 to Friday 6/30 and visit all the Jungfrau sites. I checked the forecast today (6/21) and there will be heavy rain everyday during our trip.

www.meteoblue.com/en/w eather/forecast/14-days/grindelwald_switz erland_2660498

I was wondering if anyone knows the accuracy of these weather reports six days from now. Should I go ahead and postpone our trip to the Jungfrau region?

Thanks!

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Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 22, 2017 - 5:08 AM in reply to bufflin

Hi Bufflin and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I don't think the weather reports are super accurate a week out (especially for mountain weather). I would wait as long as you can before changing plans - a day or so before if you can.

When you are closer to your date you will be able to see hourly forecasts as well.

Lucas

Last modified on Jun 22, 2017 - 4:07 PM by Lucas
elbarcosr1
elbarcosr1
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Jun 22, 2017 - 2:11 PM

I am trying to figure out the same thing. I understand changeable mountain weather, but there is also good old fashion storm fronts. I know in California when I go to the mountains that storms can pop up from time to time that are hard to predict, but I also understand that when I see a big storm headed from the Pacific -- it is pretty much guaranteed. For Switzerland I "assume" that if I see a storm front trucking across central France - it will make it to Switzerland. But that is just a guess on my part.

Arno
Arno
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Jun 23, 2017 - 9:05 AM

Hello!

Forecasts for more than 2-3 days ahead of time are kind of tricky. But elbarcosr1 is right that a big storm front provides some kind of certainty: sooner or later the weather will get worse. How bad it will be can be hard to predict. In this case it seems like they expect clouds and rain all over central Europe from next Tuesday. So yes, you can postpone your trip but unfortunately there's no guarantee how the weather will be a week later.

Another typical pattern is that clouds and rain moving in from the West are blocked by the Alps causing the North to get rain and the South (Valais, Ticino, Engadine) to be sunny or at least dry. But right now they predict rain all over Switzerland.

Last modified on Jun 23, 2017 - 9:05 AM by Arno
dmahler99
dmahler99
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Jun 23, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Yeah - I am in the same boat..

In Murren - arrive June 28 , leave July 4. trying to assess just how bad the weather will be, as we have included 2 nights of hut to hut hikes, with overnights. pondering what if those days are terrible.

it is Murren-rotstockhuette-Obersteinberg-Murren. how bad can it be? and how can I prepare? and what is it so bad that we need to not head out? and if that happens, what is the possibility of some accommodation somewhere?

just trying to get my head in the right place. any advice?

sigh

elbarcosr1
elbarcosr1
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Jun 23, 2017 - 1:27 PM in reply to dmahler99

Yep. We have hut to hut on 29 and 30. I can deal with sporadic rain, but constant downpour and/or lightning is different.... Guess better get plan b in order....

Arno
Arno
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Jun 24, 2017 - 8:24 AM

Yes, it's a gamble with hiking. The worst is thunder storms. That's dangerous so you simply cannot hike. Light rain is doable but beware of slippery trails. If the clouds are low you'll be in the fog. Apart from missing the views it will also be hard to find your way on some of the trails.

Indeed a plan B would be useful.

elbarcosr1
elbarcosr1
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Jun 24, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Yep. I just changed our plans. The area we were going to hike is now forecasting temperature in the high 30's and low 40's with 100% chance of rain (and I suspect some snow) for Thursday and Friday. The forecast might be wrong, but I'm betting not wrong enough to make it worth taking the chance. Heading to lower elevation for the temperatures alone. Oh well, we still have July 1-4 up in the mountains; hope things improve. Best of luck to all.

norcal300
norcal300
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Jun 25, 2017 - 5:28 AM in reply to bufflin

Hi, we should arrived in Switzerland for the first time for a two week stay and also trying to plan the weather. I think I like this source better for forecasting (compare this to the other weather sources). This is the first time trying this reference so I cannot really confirm if it is better.

www.meteocentrale.ch/e n/europe/switzerland/w eather-grindelwald/details/N-3514458/#2017-06-28

elbarcosr1
elbarcosr1
43 posts
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Jun 25, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Norcal, I have also been using this one:

https://www.meteoblue. com

aholianmode
aholianmode
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Jun 26, 2017 - 12:56 AM

We are booked to stay in Murren three nights: 6/28-7/1. If the weather is bad what are some activities we can do (a family of 4 with 2 teens)? Any suggestions appreciated.

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Jun 26, 2017 - 3:23 AM in reply to aholianmode

>> We are booked to stay in Murren three nights: 6/28-7/1. If the weather is bad what are some activities we can do (a family of 4 with 2 teens)?

Bad weather alternatives for people staying in the Jungfrau Region, that have been mentioned in various places in this forum, include:

-- Boat trips on Lake Brienz and Lake Thun

-- Ballenberg Museum

-- Aare Gorge

-- Grindelwald Glacier Gorge

-- Trümmelbach Falls

-- St Beatus Caves

-- City visits to Thun, Bern, Luzern

Some of them involve a bit of travel, but if you have a Swiss Travel Pass, your travel will be covered.

Alpenrose

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