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Climate & Weather in Switzerland

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Switzerland has a moderate weather mostly influenced by the temperate Atlantic climate on the west and a continental climate in the east. The weather also largely depends on the altitude and temperatures drop by about 5C / 9F with each additional 300 m / 984 ft of elevation.

On the lower altitudes during the day in the summer the temperatures range from 18C / 65F to 28C / 82F. Winter temperatures are much lower, in the range of -2C / 28F to 7C / 45F.

Precipitation is distributed relatively evenly throughout the year, but on average April and November are the wettest months and May and September are the driest. There is a significant increase of rainfall with the increase of the altitude.

Weather Averages in Switzerland


Zrich
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
32°F
C
34°F
C
42°F
C
47°F
C
55°F
13°C
61°F
16°C
65°F
18°C
65°F
18°C
59°F
15°C
50°F
10°C
40°F
C
35°F
C
Average High Temperature
36°F
C
38°F
C
47°F
C
54°F
12°C
62°F
17°C
67°F
19°C
73°F
23°C
72°F
22°C
65°F
18°C
55°F
13°C
43°F
C
38°F
C
Average Low Temperature
29°F
-2°C
29°F
-2°C
36°F
C
40°F
C
48°F
C
53°F
12°C
58°F
14°C
57°F
14°C
52°F
11°C
45°F
C
36°F
C
32°F
C
Highest Recorded Temperature
59°F
15°C
63°F
17°C
73°F
23°C
79°F
26°C
82°F
28°C
88°F
31°C
96°F
36°C
90°F
32°C
83°F
28°C
76°F
24°C
67°F
19°C
58°F
14°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
-4°F
-20°C
F
-14°C
14°F
-10°C
25°F
-4°C
32°F
C
40°F
C
45°F
C
44°F
C
39°F
C
29°F
-2°C
17°F
-8°C
10°F
-12°C
Average Precipitation
2"
5cm
2"
5cm
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
4"
10cm
5"
13cm
5"
13cm
5"
13cm
4"
10cm
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
3"
8cm




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