Climate in Zürich (Canton of Zurich), Switzerland

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Zürich, Switzerland.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

Weather Forecasts for Zürich (Canton of Zurich)

TUE Sep 21
19°C | 7°C

Partly cloudy

WED Sep 22
20°C | 6°C

Partly cloudy

THU Sep 23
22°C | 5°C

Partly cloudy

The best time of year to visit Zürich in Switzerland

The weather in Zurich is very changeable due to proximity of the mountains. The temperature is pretty low and large differences can occur between day and night. Therefore, always prepare for both hot and cold weather when you pack your suitcase. However, because Zurich is on the southern side of the mountains the temperature is almost always a bit higher than the average in Switzerland. And in summer the temperature can even rise to pleasant heights.

Summer is the best time to travel, although it can rain more. When you can settle for slightly lower temperatures, then you can choose to go in May, June and September with a lot less tourists around.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of June, July and August you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • The warmest month is August with an average maximum temperature of 21°C (69°F).
  • The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 1°C (33°F).
  • July is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • February is the driest month.
  • July is the most sunny month.
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.