Switzerland
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Switzerland

The best time to visit in Switzerland is from June until September, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Switzerland is 25°C in July and the lowest is 3°C in January.

Switzerland has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Switzerland or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather North Switzerland by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 3 4 10 16 19 23 25 25 20 14 9 4
Precipitation (mm) 33 23 27 17 33 32 47 26 21 24 20 45

Climate data from city: Zurich

Average weather South Switzerland by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -5 -5 -2 2 6 11 14 14 10 5 -1 -4
Precipitation (mm) 30 33 50 69 81 85 97 82 52 92 111 34

Climate data from city: Zermatt




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14 day weather forecast Switzerland

The weather for Switzerland will be 6° till 7° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Switzerland is based on the weather conditions in the city of Bern.

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Snow
UV
Friday
28 january
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5°C
-2°C
0 mm
0%
1 Bft
O
0 cm
1
Saturday
29 january
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6°C
-3°C
0.1 mm
20%
1 Bft
ZZO
0 cm
1
Sunday
30 january
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8°C
2°C
0.3 mm
10%
1 Bft
O
0 cm
1
Monday
31 january
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5°C
-2°C
0.1 mm
20%
1 Bft
ZW
0 cm
1
Tuesday
1 february
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4°C
-2°C
1.9 mm
50%
1 Bft
ZZW
0 cm
1
Wednesday
2 february
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6°C
2°C
1.6 mm
45%
2 Bft
ZW
0 cm
1
Thursday
3 february
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8°C
0°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
Z
0 cm
1
Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Snow
UV
Friday
4 february
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10°C
4°C
0.1 mm
20%
4 Bft
ZZW
0 cm
1
Saturday
5 february
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6°C
0°C
19.7 mm
90%
4 Bft
ZW
0 cm
1
Sunday
6 february
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1°C
-5°C
3.9 mm
75%
1 Bft
ZZW
1.0 cm
1
Monday
7 february
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1°C
-8°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
ZZO
0 cm
1
Tuesday
8 february
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2°C
-2°C
6.0 mm
90%
6 Bft
WZW
7.2 cm
1
Wednesday
9 february
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7°C
-1°C
22.1 mm
90%
7 Bft
WZW
0 cm
1
Thursday
10 february
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6°C
-1°C
3.4 mm
65%
3 Bft
ZW
0 cm
1

Climate Switzerland

Click on a region of Switzerland to view the climate:

Climate table of North Switzerland (Zurich)

North Switzerland has the tundra climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North Switzerland is 14° degrees and there is about 348 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 203 days a year with an average humidity of 81% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 3 4 10 16 19 23 25 25 20 14 9 4
Night temp. (°C) -3 -3 0 3 6 10 12 12 8 5 1 -2
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 33 23 27 17 33 32 47 26 21 24 20 45
Days with rain 9 7 11 10 14 12 13 11 10 8 7 11
Days with snow 9 8 4 1 - - - - - - 3 7
Dry days 13 13 16 19 17 18 18 20 20 23 20 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 5 7 10 9 10 11 11 9 6 6 5
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 4 4 3 2 2

Climate data from city: Zurich

Climate table of South Switzerland (Zermatt)

South Switzerland has the tundra climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South Switzerland is 4° degrees and there is about 816 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 132 days a year with an average humidity of 88% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -5 -5 -2 2 6 11 14 14 10 5 -1 -4
Night temp. (°C) -14 -13 -10 -5 -2 3 5 5 2 -2 -7 -12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 30 33 50 69 81 85 97 82 52 92 111 34
Days with rain 2 2 5 10 19 23 24 23 17 10 4 3
Days with snow 14 16 19 19 9 1 - - 1 6 14 12
Dry days 15 10 7 1 3 6 7 8 12 15 12 16
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 4 6 6 8 10 10 8 5 4 4
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 2 2 2 2

Climate data from city: Zermatt

Switzerland weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Switzerland? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Switzerland?

Switzerland lies in a straight line about 9,036 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Bern). By car the distance is 12,885 km. You are on your way 172 hours and 10 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Switzerland?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Switzerland is approximately 12 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Switzerland?

These are the largest airports in Switzerland:

  • Geneva Cointrin International Airport — Geneva
  • Zürich Airport — Zurich
  • Bern Belp Airport — Bern
  • Lugano Airport — Lugano
  • St Gallen Altenrhein Airport — Altenrhein

How many inhabitants are there in Switzerland?

Switzerland has approximately 8,492,956 inhabitants.

How big is Switzerland?

The area of Switzerland is around 41,210 km². It is 30x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Switzerland?

The capital of Switzerland is Bern.

What is the currency of Switzerland?

In Switzerland the Swiss franc (CHF) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 January 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 0.059 Swiss franc
  • 1 Swiss franc = 16.95 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 5.90 Swiss franc
  • 100 Swiss franc = 1,694.69 South African rand

What is the area code of Switzerland?

The area code to call Switzerland is +41.