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Average climate of 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 1038 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Zurich. Additionally, about 64 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 1038 mm
Snow 64 cm
The climate of Zurich
  • Average yearly temperature: 16°C
  • Highest temperature: 26°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: 5°C in January
  • Precipitation: 1038 mm per year, averaging 87 mm per month
  • Driest months: 58 mm in February, 59 mm in March and 68 mm in October
  • Wettest months: 122 mm in July, 119 mm in May and 116 mm in June
  • Snowfall: 64 cm per year

Climate table Zurich

The climate table for Zurich 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) 5 7 11 16 19 24 26 25 21 15 9 6
Nighttime temperature (°C) 0 1 3 6 10 14 16 15 12 8 4 1
Precipitation (mm) 85 58 59 76 119 116 122 108 70 68 74 83
Snowfall (cm) 22 10 5,3 3,6 0,2 0 0 0 0 0,3 5,6 16
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 per month in Zurich

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

Temperature per month in Zurich

Precipitation per month in Zurich

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

Precipitation per month in Zurich

Snowfall per month in Zurich

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

Snowfall per month in Zurich

UV index per month in Zurich

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

UV index per month in Zurich

Yearly temperature in Zurich

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

Yearly temperature in Zurich

Yearly total precipitation in Zurich

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

Precipitation per year in Zurich

Yearly snowfall in Zurich

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

Snowfall per year in Zurich

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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Weather Experience: Moderate

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Weather Experience: Poor

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

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

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

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

Weather Experience: Moderate

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

Weather Experience: Good

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Average weather in Zurich per 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.