Zürich Weather in May

What's the weather like in Zürich, Switzerland in May 2021?

The climate in Zürich during May can be summarized as mild and damp.

May is in the spring in Zürich and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 18°C (63°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

Zürich weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 17.5°C 63.4°F
Nightly temperature 8°C 46.3°F
Average temperature 12.7°C 54.9°F
Daily sunshine 6 hrs
Avg rainfall 111 mm 4.4 ins
Rainy days 18 days
Sea temperature 15.4°C 59.7°F
Humidity 72%
Windspeed 7.6kph 5 mph

On average May is the 4th wettest 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.

May temperatures in Zürich

May rainfall

May hourly sunshine

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in May 2020.

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Zürich weather stats

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
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