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
Sun
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
°C
2.1mm
9
sw
97%
995mb
Good
Mon
Occ Light Snow
Light snow
0
°C
2.1mm
8
sw
98%
1,005mb
Moderate
Tue
Mist
Mist
-
2
°C
0mm
5
ne
95%
1,002mb
Poor
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
-
3
°C
0.1mm
10
ne
95%
1,004mb
Good
Thu
Occ Light Snow
Light snow
-
3
°C
1.9mm
11
ne
96%
1,010mb
Moderate
Fri
Occ Light Snow
Light snow
-
3
°C
1.4mm
13
ne
96%
1,013mb
Moderate
Sat
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
-
3
°C
0mm
9
ne
94%
1,024mb
Good
Sun
Occ Light Snow
Light snow
-
4
°C
0.7mm
10
ne
96%
1,027mb
Good
Mon
Mist
Mist
-
3
°C
0.3mm
4
ne
95%
1,025mb
Poor
Tue
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
°C
1.9mm
3
wsw
93%
1,029mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sun
Occ Light Snow
Light snow
-
5
°C
0.2mm
5
s
97%
1,001mb
Moderate
Mon
Freezing Fog
Freezing fog
-
1
3
°C
0.4mm
1
se
100%
1,006mb
Poor
Tue
Freezing Fog
Freezing fog
-
8
°C
0.5mm
6
nne
98%
1,003mb
Poor
Wed
Occ Light Snow
Light snow
-
7
°C
0.6mm
6
nne
98%
1,010mb
Moderate
Thu
Occ Light Snow
Light snow
-
6
°C
0.4mm
12
ne
97%
1,012mb
Moderate
Fri
Overcast
Overcast skies
-
7
°C
0.1mm
12
ne
97%
1,021mb
Moderate
Sat
Freezing Fog
Freezing fog
-
1
1
°C
0mm
4
nne
99%
1,028mb
Poor
Sun
Freezing Fog
Freezing fog
-
1
6
°C
0mm
5
ne
99%
1,021mb
Poor
Mon
Freezing Fog
Freezing fog
-
1
2
°C
0mm
2
ne
100%
1,029mb
Poor
Last updated at 12:05, Sunday 01 February
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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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