Weather in Zurich

Best time to visit

Zurich enjoys a relatively typical continental climate, with summers (June to August) seeing average temperatures of more than 21˚C (70˚F). Another attraction of visiting during this period is the chance to swim in Lake Zurich or the Limmat. Temperatures drop significantly over winter, but the city’s arts scene and visitor attractions make it a year-round destination. The Christmas markets are always a big draw.

Day

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Tue
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
2
°C
0mm
4
nne
77%
1,019mb
Good
Thu
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
2
°C
0.5mm
1
ene
79%
1,011mb
Good
Fri
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
2
°C
0mm
4
ene
70%
1,010mb
Good
Sat
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
3
°C
0mm
3
nne
69%
1,016mb
Good
Sun
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
1
°C
0mm
5
ne
70%
1,018mb
Good
Mon
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
9
°C
0.7mm
5
w
88%
1,025mb
Good
Tue
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Patchy light drizzle
5
°C
1.3mm
11
nne
85%
1,027mb
Moderate
Wed
Occ Light Sleet
Patchy sleet possible
3
°C
0.6mm
6
nnw
82%
1,028mb
Moderate

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Mon
Mist
Mist
6
°C
0mm
4
ne
94%
1,022mb
Poor
Thu
Clear
Clear skies
3
°C
0mm
3
ese
92%
1,012mb
Good
Fri
Clear
Clear skies
3
°C
0mm
3
ese
91%
1,015mb
Good
Sat
Clear
Clear skies
3
°C
0mm
4
ne
90%
1,020mb
Good
Sun
Clear
Clear skies
3
°C
0mm
4
ne
90%
1,018mb
Good
Mon
Occ Light Snow
Patchy light snow
-
1
°C
0mm
6
nne
95%
1,029mb
Good
Tue
Mist
Mist
-
3
°C
0mm
5
e
95%
1,031mb
Poor
Last updated at 00:06, Tuesday 25 November
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud. For the purpose of this forecast, 'day' is the entire 24 our period 00:00 to 23:59
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
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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