Zürich weather in January (Canton of Zurich, Switzerland)

Most people don't tend to visit Zürich during January since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Zürich in January lies at 3.6°C (38.48°F). On average, it is the month with the lowest temperatures of the year. The average minimum temperature is -1.3°C (29.66°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

The amount of rain/snow during this month is moderate with an average of 67mm (2.6in). It rains/snows an average of 11 days of the month. You will hardly see any sun, with only 61 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


So what to wear in January? Bring a rain jacket just in case since it will be raining a few days during this period. Some years it can also snow this month, so bring gloves or mittens, a scarf and a warm hat.

No idea where to travel to this year? We now have a tool which suggests which destination suits your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.

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

Monthly Averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature -1 °C
Max Temperature 3 °C
Chance of Rain 37%
Precipitation 67mm
Rainy Days 11
Sunshine Hours 61

 

Where to stay in Zürich

Where to go in Switzerland in January

Find out more about the weather in Switzerland in January 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 January.

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

Weather Forecasts for Zürich (Canton of Zurich)

SUN   Jan 29
1°C | -6°C
S 6 kmph
Overcast

Overcast

MON   Jan 30
2°C | -7°C
SW 16 kmph
4.0 mm
Moderate or heavy snow showers

Moderate or heavy snow showers

TUE   Jan 31
3°C | -5°C
SW 10 kmph
0.2 mm
Light freezing rain

Light freezing rain

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