Weather in April in Switzerland

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in April in Switzerland. Is this month a good time to go to Switzerland? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Switzerland in April?

The weather in Switzerland in April ranges from poor to tolerable depending on the destination.

April has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif) with -2°C (28°F) to moderate temperatures in Sion with 18°C (64°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 5°C (41°F) in Sion and -5°C (23°F) in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif).

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Sion with 33mm (1.3inch) rainfall to heavy in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif) with 177mm (7inch) snow/rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 147 hours of sunshine in Zermatt during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Switzerland.

Where to go in Switzerland in April

Find the average weather conditions in April for the most popular destinations in Switzerland on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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).

Popular destinations in Switzerland

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

Average weather in Zermatt

In April Zermatt generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (45°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -2°C (28°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Zermatt
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
4°C / 39°F 
-5°C / 22°F 
137 hours 
48mm / 1.9inch 
8 days 
poor 
7°C / 45°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
147 hours 
51mm / 2inch 
7 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
12°C / 54°F 
2°C / 36°F 
160 hours 
60mm / 2.4inch 
10 days 
Climate in Zermatt

Average weather in Grindelwald

In April Grindelwald generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C (59°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C (39°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Grindelwald
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
11°C / 51°F 
1°C / 34°F 
125 hours 
78mm / 3.1inch 
11 days 
poor 
15°C / 59°F 
4°C / 39°F 
155 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
11 days 
May   >> May
>>  
19°C / 66°F 
8°C / 46°F 
183 hours 
120mm / 4.7inch 
12 days 
Climate in Grindelwald

Average weather in Nendaz

In April Nendaz generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C (41°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Nendaz
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
14°C / 56°F 
2°C / 36°F 
190 hours 
38mm / 1.5inch 
6 days 
18°C / 64°F 
5°C / 41°F 
211 hours 
33mm / 1.3inch 
5 days 
May   >> May
>>  
22°C / 71°F 
10°C / 49°F 
230 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
7 days 
Climate in Nendaz

Average weather in Zürich

In April Zürich generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C (59°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C (41°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Zürich
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
10°C / 51°F 
2°C / 36°F 
146 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
11 days 
poor 
15°C / 59°F 
5°C / 41°F 
178 hours 
82mm / 3.2inch 
11 days 
May   >> May
>>  
19°C / 66°F 
9°C / 48°F 
193 hours 
129mm / 5.1inch 
12 days 
Climate in Zürich

Average weather in Davos

In April Davos generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 9°C (47°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -2°C (28°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Davos
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
5°C / 41°F 
-5°C / 22°F 
156 hours 
58mm / 2.3inch 
9 days 
poor 
9°C / 47°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
153 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
9 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
13°C / 55°F 
2°C / 36°F 
155 hours 
91mm / 3.6inch 
12 days 
Climate in Davos

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

Is April the best time to go to Switzerland?

In our opinion April is not the best time to visit Switzerland with commonly poor weather in Zermatt.

On average the best time to visit Switzerland is in July and August with generally pleasant weather in Zermatt. The worst months are January, February, March, April, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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