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Weather in April in Switzerland

Planning a journey to Switzerland this April and curious over the weather conditions to await? Your essential details are found on this page, answering your query:

What is the weather like in Switzerland in April?

Switzerland offers a broad spectrum of weather patterns. In April, one might encounter temperatures that range from cold to moderate, and precipitation levels ranging from moderate to heavy.

Temperatures

During the day temperatures vary from cold in Ulrichen at 2°C to moderate in Chiasso at 17°C. At night it cools down to 8°C in Chiasso and -5°C in Ulrichen. April is a very cold month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation

In April, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate snow/rainfall in Müstair with an average of 83 mm to heavy snow/rainfall in Saas-Almagell with 167 mm.

Average sunshine

Zermatt enjoys a balanced 147 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

For specific regional insights in Switzerland for April, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our Switzerland climate page.

Where to go in Switzerland in April

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Switzerland on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in April for the 5 most popular destinations in Switzerland?

Zermatt

In April Zermatt generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 3°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -6°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Zermatt
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   March March
<<  
-1°C 
-10°C 
137 hours 
102 mm 
18 days 
poor 
3°C 
-6°C 
147 hours 
153 mm 
20 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
7°C 
-1°C 
160 hours 
185 mm 
21 days 
poor 
Climate in Zermatt

Grindelwald

In April Grindelwald generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 5°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Grindelwald
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   March March
<<  
2°C 
-7°C 
125 hours 
133 mm 
18 days 
poor 
5°C 
-3°C 
155 hours 
139 mm 
20 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
10°C 
1°C 
183 hours 
180 mm 
21 days 
poor 
Climate in Grindelwald

Nendaz

In April Nendaz generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Nendaz
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   March March
<<  
4°C 
-7°C 
190 hours 
113 mm 
16 days 
poor 
7°C 
-3°C 
211 hours 
120 mm 
18 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
12°C 
1°C 
230 hours 
162 mm 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Nendaz

Zürich

In April Zürich generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Zürich
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   March March
<<  
11°C 
2°C 
146 hours 
96 mm 
15 days 
15°C 
5°C 
178 hours 
104 mm 
16 days 
May   >> May
>>  
20°C 
9°C 
193 hours 
138 mm 
18 days 
Climate in Zürich

Davos

In April Davos generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 6°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -4°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Davos
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   March March
<<  
2°C 
-8°C 
156 hours 
102 mm 
18 days 
poor 
6°C 
-4°C 
153 hours 
116 mm 
19 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
11°C 
1°C 
155 hours 
152 mm 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Davos

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Switzerland.

Is April the best time to visit Switzerland?

In our opinion, April may not be the ideal time to visit Switzerland due to the typically poor weather in Zermatt.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in August offering mostly unpleasant weather in Zermatt.

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