Best time to visit, weather and climate Switzerland
Best time to visit Switzerland

Best time to visit Switzerland

The best time to visit Switzerland is from june until september, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Switzerland is 25°C in july and the lowest is 3°C in january.

The average climate figure for Switzerland is an 7,4. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Switzerland has 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the oceanic climate and tundra climate. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Switzerland or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate North Switzerland per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
3°C 4°C 10°C 16°C 19°C 23°C 25°C 25°C 20°C 14°C 9°C 4°C
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Climate South Switzerland per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-5°C -5°C -2°C 2°C 6°C 11°C 14°C 14°C 10°C 5°C -1°C -4°C
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Climate Switzerland

Climate Switzerland

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Climate North Switzerland per Month

Climate North Switzerland per Month

North Switzerland has 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the oceanic climate and tundra climate. The average annual temperature for North Switzerland is 14° degrees and there is about 348 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 203 days a year with an average humidity of 81% and an UV-index of 3.

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 3°C 4°C 10°C 16°C 19°C 23°C 25°C 25°C 20°C 14°C 9°C 4°C
Night -3°C -3°C 0°C 3°C 6°C 10°C 12°C 12°C 8°C 5°C 1°C -2°C
Precip 33
mm
23
mm
27
mm
17
mm
33
mm
32
mm
47
mm
26
mm
21
mm
24
mm
20
mm
45
mm
Rain
days
9 7 11 10 14 12 13 11 10 8 7 11
Snow
days
9 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7
Dry
days
13 13 16 19 17 18 18 20 20 23 20 13
Sun hours
per day
4 5 7 10 9 10 11 11 9 6 6 5
Wind force
in Bft
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 4 4 3 2 2
Climate data from: Zurich


Climate North Switzerland january

On average, it is maximum 3° in january in North Switzerland and at least around -3° degrees. In january there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 33 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 9 days in january.

Climate North Switzerland february

On average, it is maximum 4° in february in North Switzerland and at least around -3° degrees. In february there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 23 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 8 days in february.

Climate North Switzerland march

On average, it is maximum 10° in march in North Switzerland and at least around 0° degrees. In march there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 16 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 4 days in march.

Climate North Switzerland april

On average, it is maximum 16° in april in North Switzerland and at least around 3° degrees. In april there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 17 mm. The it will be dry 19 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 1 day in april.

Climate North Switzerland may

On average, it is maximum 19° in may in North Switzerland and at least around 6° degrees. In may there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 33 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Switzerland.

Climate North Switzerland june

On average, it is maximum 23° in june in North Switzerland and at least around 10° degrees. In june there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Switzerland.

Climate North Switzerland july

On average, it is maximum 25° in july in North Switzerland and at least around 12° degrees. In july there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 47 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Switzerland.

Climate North Switzerland august

On average, it is maximum 25° in august in North Switzerland and at least around 12° degrees. In august there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Switzerland.

Climate North Switzerland september

On average, it is maximum 20° in september in North Switzerland and at least around 8° degrees. In september there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 21 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Switzerland.

Climate North Switzerland october

On average, it is maximum 14° in october in North Switzerland and at least around 5° degrees. In october there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Switzerland.

Climate North Switzerland november

On average, it is maximum 9° in november in North Switzerland and at least around 1° degrees. In november there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 20 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 3 days in november.

Climate North Switzerland december

On average, it is maximum 4° in december in North Switzerland and at least around -2° degrees. In december there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 45 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 7 days in december.

Climate South Switzerland per Month

Climate South Switzerland per Month

South Switzerland has 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the oceanic climate and tundra climate. The average annual temperature for South Switzerland is 4° degrees and there is about 816 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 132 days a year with an average humidity of 88% and an UV-index of 2.

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day -5°C -5°C -2°C 2°C 6°C 11°C 14°C 14°C 10°C 5°C -1°C -4°C
Night -14°C -13°C -10°C -5°C -2°C 3°C 5°C 5°C 2°C -2°C -7°C -12°C
Precip 30
mm
33
mm
50
mm
69
mm
81
mm
85
mm
97
mm
82
mm
52
mm
92
mm
111
mm
34
mm
Rain
days
2 2 5 10 19 23 24 23 17 10 4 3
Snow
days
14 16 19 19 9 1 0 0 1 6 14 12
Dry
days
15 10 7 1 3 6 7 8 12 15 12 16
Sun hours
per day
4 4 4 6 6 8 10 10 8 5 4 4
Wind force
in Bft
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 2
Climate data from: Zermatt


Climate South Switzerland january

On average, it is maximum -5° in january in South Switzerland and at least around -14° degrees. In january there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm. The it will be dry 15 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 14 days in january.

Climate South Switzerland february

On average, it is maximum -5° in february in South Switzerland and at least around -13° degrees. In february there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 33 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 16 days in february.

Climate South Switzerland march

On average, it is maximum -2° in march in South Switzerland and at least around -10° degrees. In march there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 50 mm. The it will be dry 7 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 19 days in march.

Climate South Switzerland april

On average, it is maximum 2° in april in South Switzerland and at least around -5° degrees. In april there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 69 mm. The it will be dry 1 day this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 19 days in april.

Climate South Switzerland may

On average, it is maximum 6° in may in South Switzerland and at least around -2° degrees. In may there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 81 mm. The it will be dry 3 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 9 days in may.

Climate South Switzerland june

On average, it is maximum 11° in june in South Switzerland and at least around 3° degrees. In june there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 85 mm. The it will be dry 6 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 1 day in june.

Climate South Switzerland july

On average, it is maximum 14° in july in South Switzerland and at least around 5° degrees. In july there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 97 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in Switzerland.

Climate South Switzerland august

On average, it is maximum 14° in august in South Switzerland and at least around 5° degrees. In august there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 82 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in Switzerland.

Climate South Switzerland september

On average, it is maximum 10° in september in South Switzerland and at least around 2° degrees. In september there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 52 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 1 day in september.

Climate South Switzerland october

On average, it is maximum 5° in october in South Switzerland and at least around -2° degrees. In october there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 92 mm. The it will be dry 15 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 6 days in october.

Climate South Switzerland november

On average, it is maximum -1° in november in South Switzerland and at least around -7° degrees. In november there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 111 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 14 days in november.

Climate South Switzerland december

On average, it is maximum -4° in december in South Switzerland and at least around -12° degrees. In december there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 34 mm. The it will be dry 16 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 12 days in december.

14 day weather forecast Switzerland

14 day weather forecast Switzerland

The weather for Bern in Switzerland will be 22° till 24° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Switzerland is based on the weather in Bern.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
11 Jul
Onweer met regen 20°C 15°C 9.0 mm 75% 1m/s 5
Su
12 Jul
Broken wolken 22°C 12°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 7
Mo
13 Jul
Broken wolken 24°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 8
Tu
14 Jul
Gespreide bewolking 24°C 10°C 2.3 mm 45% 1m/s 8
We
15 Jul
Bewolkt 23°C 12°C 0.8 mm 20% 2m/s 4
Th
16 Jul
Broken wolken 22°C 11°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 5
Fr
17 Jul
Broken wolken 26°C 9°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
18 Jul
Enkele wolken 28°C 11°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 9
Su
19 Jul
Enkele wolken 30°C 12°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 9
Mo
20 Jul
Gespreide bewolking 32°C 16°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 9
Tu
21 Jul
Enkele wolken 34°C 19°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 2
We
22 Jul
Gespreide bewolking 34°C 15°C 1.0 mm 25% 3m/s 2
Th
23 Jul
Regen 18°C 12°C 9.9 mm 90% 2m/s 1
Fr
24 Jul
Broken wolken 24°C 11°C 0.6 mm 15% 1m/s 1
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Exchange rate Swiss franc (CHF) 11 july 2020

1 Swiss franc = 1,06 United States dollar
100 Swiss franc = 106,25 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 0,94 Swiss franc
100 United States dollar = 94,12 Swiss franc

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