Weather, climate and best time to go to Switzerland

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Switzerland

Best time to go to Switzerland

Best time to go to Switzerland

The best time to go to Switzerland is from august until october, in which you have a soft or pleasant temperature and little till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Switzerland is 24° in july and the lowest is 3° in january.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Switzerland or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Switzerland
  Max temp Precipchance Precip Snow days
Jan 95 mm 9
Feb 84 mm 9
Mar 10° 72 mm 5
Apr 15° 86 mm 2
May 18° 152 mm 0
Jun 22° 125 mm 0
Jul 24° 136 mm 0
Aug 24° 102 mm 0
Sep 21° 69 mm 0
Oct 16° 77 mm 1
Nov 10° 96 mm 4
Dec 122 mm 6

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Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Switzerland indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Switzerland.

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Holiday Switzerland

Holiday Switzerland

We daily check and update all prices of our partners. So you will always get the cheapest holiday deals for Switzerland. In total there are 1 travel companies who offer travel trips to Switzerland.

Hotels and apartments in Switzerland

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Climate Switzerland

Climate Switzerland

In Switzerland there are 3 types of climates prevailing, namely the humid subtropical climate, temperate oceanic climate and subarctic climate. The average annual temperature for Switzerland is 14° degrees and there is 1216 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 123 days a year with an average humidity of 81% and an UV-index of 3.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Bern in Switzerland per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan -4° 95 mm 14 9 8 2 1
Feb -5° 84 mm 12 9 7 2 2
Mar 10° -1° 72 mm 14 5 12 2 3
Apr 15° 86 mm 17 2 11 2 3
May 18° 152 mm 23 0 8 2 4
Jun 22° 13° 125 mm 22 0 8 2 5
Jul 24° 15° 136 mm 20 0 11 2 5
Aug 24° 14° 102 mm 17 0 14 2 5
Sep 21° 69 mm 15 0 15 2 4
Oct 16° 77 mm 13 1 17 2 3
Nov 10° 96 mm 12 4 14 2 2
Dec -2° 122 mm 14 6 11 2 2

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 3° in january in Switzerland and at least around -4° degrees. In january there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 95 mm. The it will be dry 8 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 9 days in january.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 4° in february in Switzerland and at least around -5° degrees. In february there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 84 mm. The it will be dry 7 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 9 days in february.

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 10° in march in Switzerland and at least around -1° degrees. In march there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 72 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 5 days in march.

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 15° in april in Switzerland and at least around 5° degrees. In april there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 86 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 2 days in april.

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 18° in may in Switzerland and at least around 9° degrees. In may there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 152 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in Switzerland.

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 22° in june in Switzerland and at least around 13° degrees. In june there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 125 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in Switzerland.

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 24° in july in Switzerland and at least around 15° degrees. In july there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 136 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Switzerland.

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 24° in august in Switzerland and at least around 14° degrees. In august there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 102 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month in Switzerland.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 21° in september in Switzerland and at least around 9° degrees. In september there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 69 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Switzerland.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 16° in october in Switzerland and at least around 4° degrees. In october there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 77 mm. The it will be dry 17 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 1 day in october.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 10° in november in Switzerland and at least around 1° degrees. In november there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 96 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 4 days in november.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 4° in december in Switzerland and at least around -2° degrees. In december there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 122 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Switzerland and on average, it snows 6 days in december.

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Weather statistics Switzerland

Weather statistics Switzerland

View all weather statistics from Switzerland per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Switzerland and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Switzerland

14 day weather forecast Switzerland

The weather for Bern in Switzerland will be 15° till 13° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week
  Mo24 Sep Tu25 Sep We26 Sep Th27 Sep Fr28 Sep Sa29 Sep Su30 Sep
  Broken wolken Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Gespreide bewolking Helder hemel Broken wolken Bewolkt
Max (°C) 14° 15° 22° 25° 22° 17° 17°
Min (°C) 10°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 15% 0% 0% 0% 0% 15% 40%
Rainfall (mm) 0.9mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0.1mm 3.7mm
UV-index
UV-index 5 7 7 6 7 4 2
Weather forecast next week
  Mo1 Oct Tu2 Oct We3 Oct Th4 Oct Fr5 Oct Sa6 Oct Su7 Oct
  Broken wolken Enkele wolken Helder hemel Helder hemel Enkele wolken Gespreide bewolking Broken wolken
Max (°C) 13° 15° 18° 21° 21° 13°
Min (°C)
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 10% 0% 0% 0% 0% 15% 25%
Rainfall (mm) 0.5mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0.1mm 1.9mm
UV-index
UV-index 5 6 6 6 6 4 5
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About Switzerland

About Switzerland

Switzerland is in the continental part Europa and the capital is Bern. It is 41.210 km² and has a population of 8.492.956. In terms of area, the country is 6x smaller than United Kingdom. If you want to call Switzerland you have to use +41 or 0041 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +415012457809 or 00415012457809.


Switzerland is in a straight line at 747 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 2 hour and 35 min. If you are going to drive here by car, then the route is 990 km from London to the capital city Bern and you are about 10 minutes and 30 minutes on your way without stops and delay..

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Time difference Switzerland

Time difference Switzerland

In Switzerland it is now 23:06 hour in the evening on monday 24 september 2018. That is 1 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Switzerland is Europe/Zurich and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

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Vaccinations Switzerland

Vaccinations Switzerland

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Switzerland.

  • Tekenencefalitis
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Reisadvies

Reisadvies Switzerland

Reisadvies voor Switzerland

Bron: Nederlandwereldwijd.nl - Rijksoverheid

Dit reisadvies is opnieuw beoordeeld. Er is geen reden voor inhoudelijke aanpassingen.

Bekijk het actuele reisadvies voor Switzerland op de site van de Rijksoverheid.

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Currency Switzerland

Currency Switzerland

In Switzerland the Zwitserse Frank is used to pay.

Exchange rate Zwitserse Frank op 24 september 2018

1 Zwitserse Frank = € 0,88 euro
100 Zwitserse Frank = € 87,85 euro

1 euro = 1,14 Zwitserse Frank
100 euro = 113,84 Zwitserse Frank

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It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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