Weatherforecast in Switzerland
Tips and warnings for hikers:
Accidents can easily lead to injuries in the mountains as a result of individuals' inexperience in hiking in mountainous terrain.
Rain makes the rocky underground very slippery and fog impedes orientation. Snowfall and storms can be extremely powerful in the mountains, therefore do not set out if the weather forecast predicts such strong weather.
Interrupt a mountain tour if approaching a thunder storm and find a mountain cottage (with lightning protection system) or return to the valley before the thunder storm gets too close.In the worst case, search for a cave or seek protection under a ledge at the foot of the mountain.
!! During a thunderstorm: Don't touch wires, wet climbing ropes, ladders and lattice made out of metal, and wet rock faces !!