Switzerland Weather and Climate

Optimal travel time for the regions

In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (Switzerland).

Place Best travel time
Zurich May, June, July, August and September
Geneva June, July and August
Saint Moritz every mon

Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Zurich (Switzerland)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature 2 ° C 4 ° C 8 ° C 12 ° C 17 ° C 20 ° C 22 ° C 21 ° C 18 ° C 13 ° C 7 ° C 3 ° C
Night temperature -3 ° C -2 ° C 1 ° C 4 ° C 8 ° C 11 ° C 13 ° C 12 ° C 10 ° C 6 ° C 2 ° C -1 ° C
Precipitation in mm 69 70 70 89 105 125 118 135 94 69 82 75
Rainy days 11 10 12 12 13 13 12 12 9 8 11 11
Hours of sunshine 1 3 4 5 5 6 7 6 5 3 2 1
Sunrise 8:05 7:30 6:40 6:40 5:50 5:30 5:45 6:20 7:00 7:45 7:30 8:05
Sunset 17:05 17:50 18:30 20:15 20:55 21:25 21:20 20:40 19:40 18:40 16:50 16:35

Temperatures

The average annual temperature in Zurich is 8.5 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is July (17.6 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of -0.6 ° C.

Precipitation

The annual precipitation is 1101 mm on 134 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. In the months of January, February, March, April, November and December snowfall is possible.

Sunshine

As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year the sun shines for 4.1 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.

Cities nearby

The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Winterthur and Basel.

Switzerland Weather and Climate
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