Climate in Zürich (Canton of Zurich), Switzerland

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

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

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

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Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

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Monthly precipitation

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

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Monthly rainy days

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

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

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Average wind speed

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

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Weather Forecasts for Zürich (Canton of Zurich)

SUN Jan 23
5°C | -5°C
Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy

MON Jan 24
5°C | -4°C
Cloudy

Cloudy

TUE Jan 25
6°C | -4°C
Sunny

Sunny

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.

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).

Other facts from our historical climate data:
  • Which is the warmest month in Zürich?
    August has an average maximum temperature of 21.0°C (69.8°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Zürich?
    The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 1.0°C (33.8°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Zürich?
    July tops the wettest month list with 139mm (5.5in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Zürich?
    February is the driest month with 61mm (2.4in) of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Zürich?
    July is the sunniest month with an average of 215 hours of sunshine.

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