When is the best time to go to Zürich

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Zürich, Switzerland. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Zürich weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Zürich are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Zürich January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
2°C 64mm 1.6hrs 10.1hrs

The weather in January in Zürich is characteristically cold and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Zürich for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Zürich and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 2°C (36°F), whilst at night -3°C (27°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Zürich with around 64mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Zürich February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
4°C 63mm 3.1hrs 11.3hrs

February in Zürich is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Zürich for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Zürich and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 4°C (40°F), whilst at night -2°C (29°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Zürich with around 63mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Zürich March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 65mm 4.2hrs 12.9hrs

The weather in March in Zürich is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Zürich for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Zürich and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 9°C (47°F), whilst at night 1°C (34°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Zürich with around 65mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Zürich April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
12°C 88mm 5.2hrs 14.6hrs

Zürich's weather in April is typically cool and a little damp in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Zürich.

April is in the spring in Zürich and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (56°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Zürich with around 88mm 3.4 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Zürich May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
16°C 111mm 6hrs 16.2hrs

May is a damp month in Zürich and the temperature is generally mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Zürich.

May is in the spring in Zürich and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 18°C (64°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Zürich with around 111mm 4.4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Zürich June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
19°C 136mm 6.7hrs 10.1hrs

Mild and wet weather often prevails in Zürich during the month of June

It is perhaps a good month to visit Zürich, with some very good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Zürich and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (69°F), whilst at night 11°C (52°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Zürich with around 136mm 5.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Zürich July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
21°C 127mm 7.6hrs 11.3hrs

July in Zürich is generally wet with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Zürich, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Zürich and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 23°C (74°F), whilst at night 13°C (55°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Zürich with around 127mm 5 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Zürich August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
20°C 134mm 6.9hrs 12.9hrs

The weather in August in Zürich is characteristically mild and wet.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Zürich, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Zürich and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 13°C (55°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Zürich with around 134mm 5.3 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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September

Zürich September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
17°C 91mm 5.8hrs 14.6hrs

Zürich's weather in September is typically mild and a little damp in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Zürich, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Zürich and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Zürich with around 91mm 3.6 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Zürich October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
12°C 67mm 3.8hrs 16.2hrs

October is a reasonably dry month in Zürich and the temperature is generally cool.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Zürich.

October is in the fall / autumn in Zürich and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (56°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Zürich with around 67mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Zürich November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
6°C 76mm 2.2hrs 10.1hrs

The weather in November in Zürich is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Zürich for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Zürich and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 7°C (45°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Zürich with around 76mm 3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Zürich December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
3°C 67mm 1.5hrs 11.3hrs

December in Zürich is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Zürich for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Zürich and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 4°C (38°F), whilst at night -1°C (30°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Zürich with around 67mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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Zürich weather statistics
Hottest month: July 22.8°C 73°F
Driest month: February 63mm 2.5ins
Sunniest month: July 7.6hrs
Coldest month: January 2.3°C 36.1°F
Wettest month: June 136mm 5.4ins
Warmest sea: August 22.7°C 72.9°F
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