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Fog in Luzern - how bad is it?

Hi all,
Thinking of moving to Luzern.
How bad is the fog really there? I have seen some statistics where it seems like you won't see your outstretched hand for most of the year.
Having lived in Australia for 13 years and in Andorra now for 7 we have become very used to the sun and start getting semi-depressed after 3 days with overcast.
Are there any nice towns above the fog line with nice schools and good public transport into town?
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Re: Fog in Luzern - how bad is it?

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Hi all,
Thinking of moving to Luzern.
How bad is the fog really there? I have seen some statistics where it seems like you won't see your outstretched hand for most of the year.
No idea where you saw this but it's absolute nonsense. Luzern tends to have a lot of cloud cover in the winter, but not in summer, when it's as sunny a place as anywhere else. Fog like you're describing is very rare indeed.

So there is no 'fog line', but some lower altitudes, including many of the larger Swiss cities, do tend to be below a cloud line in winter, so can suffer from lack of sunshine. But on the plus side, none of them is more than a short train (or car, bus, bike) ride away from mountains which get loads of sun, winter as well as summer.
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Re: Fog in Luzern - how bad is it?

Hello, I live in both Basel and in Kanton Nidwalden 15 minutes outside of Lucerne. After over five years in Nidwalden during the week, I am moving back to Basel full-time in September due in part to the fairley extreme lack of sun between November and April, when there is often a 'Nebeldecke' and you barely see the sun for weeks depending on where you live. If you have to work, then you will probably work below the cloudcover where 99% of the jobs are, and would only be able to get to the sun on weekends. I have found it unberable and have had to take vitamin D and use a sunlamp every morning, and even then, it is not a substitute for more normal levels of light. Cheers
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