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Average climate of Switzerland

The climate of Switzerland has an average yearly temperature of 15°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 3°C and rise to 25°C.

Annually, about 1374 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Switzerland. Additionally, about 178 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit Switzerland is September. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Switzerland.

Temperature 3 to 25°C
Rain 1374 mm
Snow 178 cm
The climate of Switzerland
  • Average yearly temperature: 15°C
  • Highest temperature: 25°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: 3°C in January
  • Precipitation: 1374 mm per year, averaging 115 mm per month
  • Driest months: 71 mm in September, 75 mm in April and 84 mm in March
  • Wettest months: 193 mm in January, 193 mm in December and 139 mm in July
  • Snowfall: 178 cm per year

Climate table Switzerland

The climate table for Switzerland shows the average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 3 6 11 14 18 23 25 23 20 15 8 4
Nighttime temperature (°C) -2 -1 1 4 8 13 14 13 10 7 2 -1
Precipitation (mm) 193 89 84 75 115 106 139 119 71 90 100 193
Snowfall (cm) 45 30 19 11 3,5 0 0 0 0 4,4 27 38
UV Index 3 4 6 7 7 8 8 7 6 5 3 2
Best month No No No No No No No No Yes No No No

Temperature per month in Switzerland

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Switzerland

Temperature per month in Switzerland

Precipitation per month in Switzerland

This graph shows the average monthly precipitation in millimeters in Switzerland.

Precipitation per month in Switzerland

Snowfall per month in Switzerland

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters per month in Switzerland.

Snowfall per month in Switzerland

UV index per month in Switzerland

This graph shows the average UV index per month in Switzerland.

UV index per month in Switzerland

Yearly temperature in Switzerland

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Switzerland, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Switzerland

Yearly total precipitation in Switzerland

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in Switzerland.

Precipitation per year in Switzerland

Yearly snowfall in Switzerland

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Switzerland, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Switzerland

Weather experiences in Switzerland

The weather in Switzerland is rated an average of 4,2 out of 5 stars by 5 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Good

A fantastic time— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

I lived there for 2 years, I have to say that it is incomparable to the Czech weather. Even in November it was just right for a sweatshirt and summer :) i miss it!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

It was a great experience with beautiful mountain scenery and excellent skiing.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

Temperatures drop well below freezing, making it ideal for winter sports. Foggy days can limit visibility, but clear, sunny days make up for this.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

September in Switzerland was wondrous. Fresh, clear days with pleasant sunshine. The weather was surprisingly mild, not too cold, not too hot. Ideal for outdoor activities. A few rain showers but generally good weather.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Switzerland per month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Switzerland and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Switzerland, you can view the average temperature, precipitation, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.