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
Wed
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
6
°C
2.8mm
12
w
87%
1,023mb
Good
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
9
°C
0.1mm
1
s
87%
1,026mb
Good
Fri
Sunny
Sunny skies
9
°C
0mm
5
ne
84%
1,020mb
Good
Sat
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
4
°C
2.6mm
2
sw
64%
1,022mb
Good
Sun
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
5
°C
0mm
3
ne
72%
1,024mb
Good
Mon
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
7
°C
0mm
1
wsw
68%
1,024mb
Good
Tue
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
7
°C
0.1mm
2
sw
57%
1,019mb
Good
Wed
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
6
°C
3mm
4
wsw
75%
1,017mb
Good
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
1
°C
3.7mm
4
ne
75%
1,021mb
Good
Fri
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
6
°C
6mm
8
ssw
61%
1,015mb
Moderate

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Wed
Mod Rain
Light rain
3
°C
1.8mm
9
wsw
98%
1,026mb
Poor
Thu
Mist
Mist
-
1
°C
0.8mm
3
ene
96%
1,025mb
Poor
Fri
Mist
Mist
-
1
°C
0.8mm
1
e
96%
1,021mb
Poor
Sat
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
3
°C
0.9mm
2
ene
91%
1,026mb
Good
Sun
Mist
Mist
3
°C
0.1mm
1
sse
96%
1,026mb
Poor
Mon
Clear
Clear skies
4
°C
0.1mm
4
s
94%
1,024mb
Good
Tue
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
8
°C
0.1mm
5
ssw
86%
1,018mb
Good
Wed
Mod Rain Swrs Day
Moderate rain at times
2
°C
0mm
8
sw
96%
1,019mb
Moderate
Thu
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
7
°C
0mm
0
nnw
98%
1,022mb
Moderate
Last updated at 20:05, Wednesday 22 October
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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
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