Best Time to Visit Switzerland

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Switzerland. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Zurich und Geneva. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Switzerland for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -3 °C to 25 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.45.31 in (8 – 13 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 8.5 °C (Zurich) and 9.6 °C (Geneva)
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Best Time to Visit Switzerland: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 4 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 5 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 9 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 14 °C
MayMay
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AugustAug
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OctoberOct
MaximumMax. 14 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 8 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 4 °C

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Switzerland) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
ZurichMay, June, July, August, and September
GenevaJune, July, and August

Climate Charts Switzerland

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Zurich

Climate Chart Zurich
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Geneva

Climate Chart Geneva
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Switzerland

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Switzerland, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Zurich (Switzerland)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°17°20°22°21°18°13°
Night Temperature-3°-2°11°13°12°10°-1°
Precipitation (inch)2.722.762.763.54.134.924.655.313.72.723.232.95
Rainy days1110121213131212981111
Hours of Sunshine134556765321
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Zurich is 8.5 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (17.6 °C)
Coldest month: January (-0.6 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 43.35 inch on 134 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.1 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Geneva (Switzerland)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature14°18°22°25°24°20°14°
Night Temperature-2°-1°10°12°11°-1°
Precipitation (inch)2.872.912.912.42.833.312.563.073.152.873.463.23
Rainy days10910911108988910
Hours of Sunshine234567876421
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Geneva is 9.6 °C.

Warmest month: July (19.1 °C)
Coldest month: January (0.7 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 35.59 inch on 111 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.6 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities

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Zurich: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bus Tour | From Zurich: Lucerne & Mount Pilatus Day Tour | Chamonix, Aiguille du Midi & Mer de Glace Full-Day Trip | Geneva City Tour | From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken | Geneva City Tour and Boat Cruise | Chamonix, Mont-Blanc Day Tour from Geneva |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Zurich (Station Zuerich (Kreis 1))
light rain     light rain, 3.6 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 2 mph OSO
Air Pressure: 1018 hPa       Humidity: 96 %
Last updated: 19th Dec 2018, 01:20 pm
The next days …
20th Dec 201821st Dec 201822nd Dec 201823rd Dec 201824th Dec 201825th Dec 2018
light rain0 °C to 5 °Cmoderate rain3 °C to 9 °Cmoderate rain6 °C to 10 °Clight rain5 °C to 12 °Csky is clear1 °C to 10 °Clight rain-1 °C to 8 °C
0 °C to 5 °C3 °C to 9 °C6 °C to 10 °C5 °C to 12 °C1 °C to 10 °C-1 °C to 8 °C
Clouds: 88 %Clouds: 92 %Clouds: 76 %Clouds: 86 %Clouds: 64 %Clouds: 48 %
0.02 in of rain0.36 in of rain0.39 in of rain0.01 in of rainNo Precipitation0.03 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Switzerland: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Switzerland holiday already. Average rating is 4 of 5 stars.
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    Magdalene, 63 years old was there in June

    It was mostly warm, but often thunderstorms in the evening.
    We were in the Grindelwald for 14 days, 12 of which were
    nice weather.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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