Temperatures in Switzerland in December

Switzerland in December has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very low in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif) with -3°C (27°F) to low temperatures in Lucarno with 8°C (46°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 2°C (36°F) in Lucarno and -8°C (18°F) in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif). December is a winter month in Switzerland.

What is the temperature for the different cities in Switzerland in December

Find the average daytime temperatures in December for the most popular destinations in Switzerland on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend very warm warm pleasant moderate cold very cold
Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF). Warm: 22ºC (72ºF) to 30ºC (86ºF). Pleasant: 18ºC (64ºF) to 22ºC (72ºF) Moderate: 12ºC (54ºF) to 18ºC (64ºF). Cold: 2ºC (36ºF) to 12ºC (54ºF). Very cold: lower than 2ºC (36ºF)

  • What is the warmest city in December in Switzerland?
  • Lucarno tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and minimum nighttime temperature around 2°C (36°F).

  • What is the coldest city in December in Switzerland?
  • The coldest city in December in Switzerland is Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif) when we check our database. The maximum daytime temperatures are around -3°C (27°F) and minimum nighttime temperatures fall around -8°C (18°F).

  • How much sun does Switzerland get in December?
  • December is generally a dark month with an average of 83 hours of sunshine in Zermatt during the whole month.

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