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What is the climate like in Zurich?

The climate of Zurich has an average yearly temperature of 16°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 5°C and rise to 26°C.

Annually, about 1026 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Zurich. Additionally, about 68 cm of snow falls each year.

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

Temperature 5 to 26°C
Rain 1026 mm
Snow 68 cm

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The climate of Zurich
  • Average yearly temperature: 16°C
  • Highest temperature: 26°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: 5°C in January
  • Precipitation: 1026 mm per year, averaging 86 mm by month
  • Driest months: 56 mm in February, 58 mm in March and 65 mm in September
  • Wettest months: 122 mm in July, 121 mm in May and 119 mm in June
  • Snowfall: 68 cm per year

Climate table Zurich

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

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 5 7 11 16 19 24 26 25 21 15 9 6
Nighttime temperature (°C) 0 1 3 6 10 14 16 16 12 9 4 1
Precipitation (mm) 81 56 58 77 121 119 122 105 65 67 73 82
Snowfall (cm) 24 11 5,7 4,0 0,3 0 0 0 0 0,3 5,5 17
UV Index 2 3 5 6 7 7 7 7 6 4 2 2
Best month No No No No No No No No Yes No No No

Temperature by month in Zurich

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

Temperature by month in Zurich, Switzerland

Precipitation by month in Zurich

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

Precipitation by month in Zurich, Switzerland

Snowfall by month in Zurich

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in Zurich, Switzerland.

Snowfall by month in Zurich, Switzerland

UV index by month in Zurich

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Zurich, Switzerland.

UV index by month in Zurich, Switzerland

Yearly temperature in Zurich

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

Yearly temperature in Zurich, Switzerland

Yearly total precipitation in Zurich

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

Precipitation per year in Zurich, Switzerland

Yearly snowfall in Zurich

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

Snowfall per year in Zurich, Switzerland

Weather experiences in Zurich

The weather in Zurich is rated an average of 3,1 out of 5 stars by 7 visitors.

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The sky was sometimes clear, but mostly it was covered with thick clouds. Snow fell frequently, contributing to low temperatures. It was not the best weather for outdoor activities.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

There were some rain showers, but the sun was a welcome change. The evenings were perfect for outdoor dining.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Every day there was heavy rain and wind. Temperatures were between 4 and 10 degrees Celsius. This made outdoor activities less fun. A coat and umbrella were necessary.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

November in Zurich was cold and rainy. On the other hand, the misty mountain views were truly breathtaking. Not ideal if you are looking for warmer weather.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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During the day I enjoyed the fresh spring feeling, but sometimes I missed the sun. A light jacket is recommended at this time of year.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Zurich by month

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