GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Weather in the region will start to feel more springlike this weekend, with the heavy showers and thunderstorms of late Thursday giving way to sunshine. Friday’s sharp blue skies around Lake Geneva are a bonus, as the national weather service, MeteoSwiss, announced rain gradually giving way to sunshine late Friday and Saturday. Scattered thundershowers may still appear in the Lake Geneva region Friday afternoon and evening.
Highs should rise to 17-20C by Sunday, with clear skies.
The long ski season has not yet ended in major resorts, although some smaller resorts are closing this weekend, or at least closing some of their runs, with the snowline now at 2,000 metres. Thursday night’s rain is speeding up the melting process in many areas.
The Cully Jazz Festival, one of the most charming music events of the year, finishes Saturday night, but there are still tickets for some of the events for the last two nights. The festival serves as the opener for the spring and summr music festival season.
Geneva’s Invention Exhibition at Palexpo runs until Sunday 14 April, a great place for creative minds and curious children to explore new ideas and products.
Morges’s tulip festival is one of the highlights of spring for nature lovers, families and anyone who enjoys a pleasant stroll. This year the tulips have been delayed slightly by the cold and gray, but now that temperatures are rising and the sun is out, the tulips are ready to put on a spectacular show. Not to be missed!
Other events this weekend: check out the GenevaLunch.com events page.
Coming up – get these on your calendar
Two events next weekend are a must: Geneva’s hot air balloon festival (18-21 April) and the annual Arvinis wine fair in Morges: the ideal combination is to go early enough to see the tulips, then head for the wine tasting fair.
Note: GenevaLunch editor Ellen Wallace is presenting the English language hour-long session, Introduction to Wine Tasting at Arvinis, designed to help you develop a personal strategy for tasting some of the 150 wine producers’ products. Sign up early to avoid disappointment, as the 2012 session was sold out.