Zürich weather in May (Canton of Zurich, Switzerland)

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in May. The average maximum daytime temperature in Zürich in May lies at 19.0°C (66.2°F). The average minimum temperature is 9.0°C (48.2°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

The amount of rain during this month is high with an average of 129mm (5.1in). It rains an average of 12 days of the month. The sun also shows itself regularly this month with 193 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Zürich should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly.

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

 

Monthly Averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 9 °C
Max Temperature 19 °C
Chance of Rain 40%
Precipitation 129mm
Rainy Days 12
Sunshine Hours 193

Where to stay in Zürich

Where to go in Switzerland in May

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

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Weather Forecasts for Zürich (Canton of Zurich)

Tue   Jan 31
4°C | -1°C
SW 11 km/h
1.1 mm
broken and showers

broken and showers

Wed   Feb 01
5°C | 1°C
W 22 km/h
1.3 mm
broken and showers

broken and showers

Thu   Feb 02
5°C | 2°C
W 22 km/h
0.8 mm
overcast and slight rain

overcast and slight rain

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