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World Weather & Climate Information

Climate and average weather in Switzerland

The weather in Switzerland varies greatly between different places. The highest precipitation is approximately 260 cm per year. Precipitation is always more in the western part of Switzerland where often clouds come in from the Atlantic coast. The average amount of sunshine per year is approximately 1700 hours. The temperature drops about one degree Celsius with every 200 meter (650 feet) elevation gain.

Interested in more detailed information on the Weather and Climate in Switzerland?

Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination, in or above the map. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Regions in Switzerland

Popular places in Switzerland

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