Best Swiss mountain to visit in poor weather?

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May 10, 2018 - 1:33 AM

Hi folks

We are on a 9 day trip into Switzerland commencing 11th May . Our plan is to cover Titlis , Matterhorn during the period 12th to 15th while we are based in Interlakken . It does seem we have run into unseasonal rains . While we have done trips to these tops in the past , they have been in clear weather . Appreciate your guidance on selecting the appropriate mountain top that is worth a visit even when the weather is cloudy ..


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May 10, 2018 - 2:30 AM in reply to Travelholic6

Hi Travelholic6 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I'm not sure that any mountain is better than another for cloudy/rainy weather. They aren't very good trips. Best to play it be ear on the morning you want to go. You may luck out and get a sunny break for an hour....I'd go to Zermatt at least and hope to see the Matterhorn. Cross your fingers!

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May 10, 2018 - 2:35 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas....Last April got in good weather at the Matterhorn . Guess will play it by the ear and go by the latest weather reports . Guess an early start is the best bet for some clear weather at the top. Appreciate

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May 10, 2018 - 4:39 AM in reply to Travelholic6

View from Gornergrat Webcam looks pretty good right now! Also keep an eye on and

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May 11, 2018 - 9:12 PM

On our recent trip the weather reports were only right part of the time. We were lucky enough to be renting accommodation and our landlady and she was an oracle when it came to local weather. On one day she suggested we reverse our plans and take our hike from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg in the afternoon since she guaranteed the weather would clear up despite what the forecast had said the night before. She was right; we had a glorious walk in the sunshine with billowing clouds. Folks who had set out on the morning are probably still drying out.

I guess what I really am saying is ... make friends with some local people and get their opinion. We found it better than any weather forecast!

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