Weather in August in Switzerland

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in August 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 August?

The weather in Switzerland in August ranges from unpleasant to perfect depending on the destination. August is a summer month in Switzerland.

August has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from cold in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif) with 10°C (49°F) to warm temperatures in Lucarno with 27°C (81°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 18°C (64°F) in Lucarno and 4°C (39°F) in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif).

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Sion with 59mm (2.3inch) rainfall to heavy in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif) with 266mm (10inch) rainfall. August can be the wettest month of the year. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 187 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 August

Find the average weather conditions in August 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 August for the 5 most popular destinations in Switzerland?

Average weather in Zermatt

In August Zermatt generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (44°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Zermatt
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
19°C / 66°F 
7°C / 45°F 
202 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
9 days 
18°C / 64°F 
7°C / 44°F 
187 hours 
62mm / 2.4inch 
10 days 
16°C / 60°F 
4°C / 40°F 
166 hours 
42mm / 1.7inch 
7 days 
Climate in Zermatt

Average weather in Grindelwald

In August Grindelwald generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C (74°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (56°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   July July
<<  
25°C / 76°F 
14°C / 57°F 
219 hours 
142mm / 5.6inch 
12 days 
24°C / 74°F 
14°C / 56°F 
195 hours 
144mm / 5.7inch 
13 days 
19°C / 67°F 
10°C / 50°F 
149 hours 
97mm / 3.8inch 
10 days 
Climate in Grindelwald

Average weather in Nendaz

In August Nendaz generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (80°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
<<   July July
<<  
27°C / 81°F 
15°C / 58°F 
270 hours 
60mm / 2.4inch 
8 days 
27°C / 80°F 
14°C / 57°F 
248 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
8 days 
22°C / 72°F 
11°C / 51°F 
210 hours 
40mm / 1.6inch 
6 days 
Climate in Nendaz

Average weather in Zürich

In August Zürich generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C (75°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (58°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   July July
<<  
25°C / 76°F 
14°C / 58°F 
230 hours 
125mm / 4.9inch 
12 days 
24°C / 75°F 
14°C / 58°F 
215 hours 
120mm / 4.7inch 
12 days 
19°C / 66°F 
11°C / 51°F 
166 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
10 days 
Climate in Zürich

Average weather in Davos

In August Davos generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (65°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Davos
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
19°C / 65°F 
8°C / 46°F 
188 hours 
135mm / 5.3inch 
13 days 
18°C / 65°F 
8°C / 46°F 
180 hours 
151mm / 5.9inch 
13 days 
14°C / 57°F 
4°C / 40°F 
162 hours 
97mm / 3.8inch 
10 days 
Climate in Davos

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Is August the best time to go to Switzerland?

In our opinion August is one of the best times to visit Switzerland with commonly pleasant weather in Zermatt. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

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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