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
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
8
°C
0mm
5
ne
28%
1,019mb
Good
Fri
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Patchy light drizzle
1
1
°C
4.3mm
9
w
68%
1,012mb
Moderate
Sat
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Patchy light drizzle
9
°C
1.7mm
6
nne
82%
1,007mb
Moderate
Sun
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
9
°C
0.1mm
4
ne
52%
1,003mb
Good
Mon
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
2
°C
0.1mm
3
n
44%
1,003mb
Good
Tue
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
3
°C
1mm
3
nw
44%
1,006mb
Good
Wed
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
2
2
°C
0.7mm
4
ene
53%
1,013mb
Moderate
Thu
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
5
°C
17.3mm
7
nw
58%
1,022mb
Good
Fri
Mod Rain Swrs Day
Moderate rain at times
1
3
°C
20.6mm
7
wnw
90%
1,010mb
Moderate
Sat
Mod Rain
Moderate rain
1
2
°C
16.3mm
6
nw
92%
1,008mb
Moderate

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Thu
Clear
Clear skies
2
°C
1mm
4
sw
63%
1,018mb
Good
Fri
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
°C
1mm
3
nne
98%
1,011mb
Poor
Sat
Fog
Fog
-
2
°C
0.3mm
3
w
98%
1,006mb
Poor
Sun
Mist
Mist
3
°C
0.3mm
3
s
94%
1,006mb
Poor
Mon
Clear
Clear skies
3
°C
0.2mm
3
se
93%
1,005mb
Good
Tue
Mist
Mist
4
°C
0.2mm
2
wnw
96%
1,013mb
Poor
Wed
Mist
Mist
5
°C
0mm
2
e
94%
1,011mb
Poor
Thu
Heavy Rain Swrs Day
Heavy rain at times
7
°C
0mm
8
wsw
96%
1,014mb
Moderate
Fri
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
7
°C
0mm
3
nne
89%
1,011mb
Moderate
Last updated at 16:05, Thursday 17 April
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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
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  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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Edited by Tina Banerjee
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