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Jayy123
Jayy123
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Jun 20, 2017 - 10:12 PM

Hi all! Wanted to know if Google weather is reliable or not. Should we instead go for another website thats more accurate?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 21, 2017 - 1:12 AM in reply to Jayy123

Hi Jayy123-

The Swiss are pretty good at understanding their country, and the vagaries of weather created by the topography of the country.

This link should help quite a bit:

Also, try MeteoSchweiz:

www.meteoschweiz.admin .ch/home.html?tab=overview

Slowpoke

Jayy123
Jayy123
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Jun 21, 2017 - 6:42 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank you slowpoke! I tried using this link, but when I enter a particular location, say jungfraujoch, the drop-down list says 'location not found'. Where do I search for such locations? (Sorry was just a bit confused) 🙈

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 21, 2017 - 7:03 AM in reply to Jayy123

Hi Jay,

Which search box are you using? You need to scroll down slightly and use the box labeled PLZ oder Ort (postal code or place) and enter Jungfraujoch - should work fine. :)

Lucas

Jayy123
Jayy123
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Jun 21, 2017 - 7:31 AM in reply to Lucas

I'm still having a problem with it Lucas. I've attached a screen shot. Please help me with it.

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rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jun 21, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Have you tried this website version at www.meteoswiss.admin.c h/home.html?tab=overview

3801 Jungfraujoch works for me on that and on the MeteoSwiss app on an iPad/iPhone.

Jayy123
Jayy123
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Jun 21, 2017 - 8:04 AM in reply to rockoyster

Again the same problem on the website, rockoyster. The app worked well! But I'm thinking of relying on Google weather lol. It clearly tells you the % chances of rains and it's a lot easier. Hope it's reliable. Thank you!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jun 21, 2017 - 8:30 AM in reply to Jayy123

Hi Jayy123

You might want to keep an eye on www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/live/weather/

Also www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/live/webcams/ show you what's actually happening up there.

Hope you get a sunny day

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 21, 2017 - 9:48 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rockoyster-

Thanks for the link.

I had forgotten about it when they redesigned the trail information a year or so ago so that it was no longer useful for me, but that weather page is great.

The webcam shows a remarkable absence of snow at Männlichen for the middle of June

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jun 21, 2017 - 9:51 AM by Slowpoke
Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 21, 2017 - 10:25 AM in reply to Jayy123

Strange Jay, I don't have any issues with the website either.

Between google and the official Jungfrau page from Rockoyster you will be fine though!

theTutor
theTutor
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Jun 21, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Hi everyone,

Jay, you can also try this one:

www.bergfex.com/berner oberland/wetter/

Daniel

Arno
Arno
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Jun 21, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Hi everyone,

The short term forecast is right here on MySwissAlps at myswissalps.com/weathe r/forecast. It's the same one as shown daily on TV channel SRF1 at 7:55 PM.

Last modified on Jun 21, 2017 - 6:05 PM by Arno
Jayy123
Jayy123
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Jun 21, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Thank you everyone!

Arno, I did try out checking the forecast on this site itself, but again there's something wrong with it (I'm sure it's just my phone that has this problem). I've attached a screen shot. Do let me know if you can help me fix that :p

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rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jun 21, 2017 - 8:50 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

The forecast doesn't display on an iOS device. Does the page use Flash?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jun 21, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Just checked the weather page on a Mac and it does use Flash. That's probably the problem with your phone Jayy - it does not have Flash plugin.

Last modified on Jun 21, 2017 - 10:13 PM by rockoyster
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 21, 2017 - 10:16 PM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rock Oyster-

I'm not a Mac expert, but I though that Steve Jobs or someone at Apple stated that Flash was too much of a security risk, and they would not support it.....?

Or, is that ancient history?

Slowpoke

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jun 21, 2017 - 10:24 PM in reply to Slowpoke

No, not ancient history Slowpoke. Flash is on its death bed and rapidly being replaced by more modern technologies

Arno
Arno
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Jun 22, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Yes, Flash is definitely old technology. Unfortunately that's still the only way they share their weather forecast as far as I know.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 22, 2017 - 5:33 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno-

Since i do not have the privilege of Apple's watching out for my health and safety, I am still able to see the information on my PC.

Fred

Jayy123
Jayy123
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Jun 22, 2017 - 9:00 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you rockoyster 👍 maybe I should try with the flash app?

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