Weather in October in Switzerland

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

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

October has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from cold in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif) with 4°C (39°F) to moderate temperatures in Sion with 17°C (63°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 6°C (43°F) in Sion and -1°C (30°F) in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif).

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Sion with 46mm (1.8inch) rainfall to heavy in Lucarno with 211mm (8.3inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 141 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 October

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

Average weather in Zermatt

In October Zermatt generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C (53°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
16°C / 60°F 
4°C / 40°F 
166 hours 
42mm / 1.7inch 
7 days 
11°C / 53°F 
1°C / 34°F 
141 hours 
56mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
5°C / 41°F 
-4°C / 25°F 
95 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
poor 
Climate in Zermatt

Average weather in Grindelwald

In October Grindelwald generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 14°C (58°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C (43°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
19°C / 67°F 
10°C / 50°F 
149 hours 
97mm / 3.8inch 
10 days 
14°C / 58°F 
6°C / 43°F 
103 hours 
78mm / 3.1inch 
9 days 
8°C / 46°F 
1°C / 34°F 
67 hours 
85mm / 3.3inch 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Grindelwald

Average weather in Nendaz

In October Nendaz generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (63°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C (43°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
22°C / 72°F 
11°C / 51°F 
210 hours 
40mm / 1.6inch 
6 days 
17°C / 63°F 
6°C / 43°F 
162 hours 
46mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
10°C / 51°F 
1°C / 34°F 
98 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
7 days 
poor 
Climate in Nendaz

Average weather in Zürich

In October Zürich generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 14°C (57°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (45°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
19°C / 66°F 
11°C / 51°F 
166 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
10 days 
14°C / 57°F 
7°C / 45°F 
110 hours 
87mm / 3.4inch 
10 days 
8°C / 46°F 
2°C / 36°F 
62 hours 
77mm / 3inch 
11 days 
poor 
Climate in Zürich

Average weather in Davos

In October Davos generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C (52°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
14°C / 57°F 
4°C / 40°F 
162 hours 
97mm / 3.8inch 
10 days 
11°C / 52°F 
1°C / 34°F 
144 hours 
78mm / 3.1inch 
9 days 
5°C / 41°F 
-4°C / 25°F 
105 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
9 days 
poor 
Climate in Davos

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

Is October the best time to go to Switzerland?

In our opinion October is not the best time to visit Switzerland with commonly unpleasant 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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