Average weather in December in Zürich (Canton of Zurich), Switzerland

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Zürich in December is -0.3°C (31.46°F). The amount of rain/snow in December is normal with an average of 83mm (3.3in). It rains on average a total of 12 days. Most people don't tend to visit Zürich during this period since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 4.0°C (39.2°F). You will hardly see any sun with 48 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in December? Visitors traveling to Zürich should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. You can also expect some days or nights with snow. So bring gloves or mittens and wear a warm hat.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in December look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in December

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 0 °C
Max Temperature 4 °C
Chance of Rain 40%
Precipitation 83mm
Rainy Days 12
Sunshine Hours 48

 

Where to stay in Zürich

Where to go in Switzerland in December

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

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

What To Do

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

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

Weather Forecasts for Zürich (Canton of Zurich)

TUE   Nov 29
6°C | 4°C
SW 5 kmph
3.1 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

WED   Nov 30
5°C | 3°C
ESE 8 kmph
3.2 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

THU   Dec 01
5°C | -0°C
NE 11 kmph

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