Weather in Zurich

Best time to visit

Zurich enjoys a relatively typical continental climate, with summers (June to August) seeing average temperatures knock the mercury higher than 21˚C (70˚F). Visiting during this period also gives tourists the chance to swim in Lake Zurich or the Limmat. Temperatures drop significantly over winter, but thanks to the city’s arts scene and slew of major visitor attractions, Zurich can be enjoyed year-round. The Christmas markets are always a big draw.

Day

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
1
°C
5.9mm
11
wsw
68%
1,014mb
Good
Fri
Mod Snow Swrs Day
Moderate or heavy snow showers
4
°C
3.2mm
14
w
84%
1,018mb
Moderate
Sat
Sunny
Sunny skies
8
°C
5.3mm
9
wsw
72%
1,023mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Thu
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
°C
0.1mm
4
ssw
91%
1,030mb
Good
Fri
Mist
Mist
-
1
°C
0.1mm
2
ene
95%
1,028mb
Poor
Sat
Freezing Fog
Freezing fog
-
1
°C
0mm
3
nnw
98%
1,028mb
Poor
Sun
Clear
Clear skies
-
2
°C
0mm
2
s
89%
1,030mb
Good
Mon
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
-
1
°C
0mm
3
ssw
86%
1,027mb
Good
Tue
Fog
Fog
2
°C
1.1mm
2
wnw
97%
1,025mb
Poor
Wed
Mist
Mist
0
°C
1.1mm
2
sw
97%
1,021mb
Poor
Thu
Iso Snow Swrs Night
Light snow showers
-
1
°C
0mm
3
sw
94%
1,026mb
Good
Fri
Mod Rain
Light rain
2
°C
0mm
10
wsw
95%
1,014mb
Moderate
Last updated at 12:05, Thursday 16 February
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Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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