Temperatures in Switzerland in January

Switzerland in January has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif) with -4°C (25°F) to cold temperatures in Lucarno with 7°C (45°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 1°C (34°F) in Lucarno and -9°C (16°F) in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif). January is a winter month in Switzerland. January is one of the coldest months of the year.

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

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

Legend very warm warm moderate cold very cold
On this map very warm means daytime maximum temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF). Warm: 22ºC (72ºF) to 30ºC (86ºF). Moderate: 12ºC (54ºF) to 22ºC (72ºF). Cold: 2ºC (36ºF) to 12ºC (54ºF). Very cold means lower than 2ºC (36ºF).

  • What is the warmest city in January in Switzerland?
  • Lucarno tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (45°F) and minimum nighttime temperature around 1°C (34°F).

  • What is the coldest city in January in Switzerland?
  • The coldest city in January in Switzerland is Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif) when we check our database. The maximum daytime temperatures are around -4°C (25°F) and minimum nighttime temperatures fall around -9°C (16°F).

  • How much sun does Switzerland get in January?
  • January is generally a dark month with an average of 86 hours of sunshine in Zermatt during the whole month.

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