Aug 12, 2015 - 5:27 PM
in reply to bhavana2305
<<"If bad weather is still expected, it's good to know that it may not be that bad in reality: on days for which thunderstorms are forecasted it can be rainy during just part of the day, and dry or even sunny at othermoments. In case of ongoing (severe) bad weather, here are some tips:">>
Time and again I have looked at weather forecasts for a region in Switzerland, and have seen rain, thunderstorms, etc. When I have gone to those areas, I have found nice weather or cloudy weather but no rain or lightning. 10 km. away, the bad weather exists,
Swiss weather is micro-climate weather. The geography means that the conditions are very different within a few miles of a place where the forecast may hold true, but may have different weather where you are. Altitude is critical. If I am going to a region where bad weather is forecast, I basically ignore the details until a few days ahead, then go anywy with an umbrella or a rain jacket. There is an inn I stay at in Ligerz where it never rains when the next towns north up the lake are getting rain.
As Annika noted - don't go out in lightning storms, or really heavy rain. But, a bad weather forecast should no prevent a trip.
When the forecast is for a region, they have to include the worst. That does not mean that the whole region will be that way.