Zürich weather in August (Canton of Zurich, Switzerland)

How is the weather in Zürich in August? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In August, Zürich generally has high temperatures and high rainfall. August is a summer month. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 25°C, while night temperatures can drop to 14°C.

Zürich in August usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 135 mm for the month. Typically around 17 days of rainfall is expected.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 215 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, August is a prime time to visit Zürich. May, June, July, August and September typically offer the best circumstances. While January, February, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Zürich climate page with graphs.

 

Zürich, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 14°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 25°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 56%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 135 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 17 days  
HumidityHumidity 74%  
WindspeedWindspeed 7 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 215 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 53%  

Where to go in Switzerland in August

Find out more about the weather in Switzerland in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Zürich in August?

For visitors traveling to Zürich, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Swimming
9/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

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Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Switzerland? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Switzerland. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.