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
2
3
°C
0mm
4
ene
40%
1,015mb
Good
Fri
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
3
°C
2.7mm
6
nw
45%
1,009mb
Good
Sat
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
2
1
°C
0.2mm
2
ne
56%
1,009mb
Good
Sun
Occ Light Rain
Patchy light rain
1
0
°C
6.9mm
6
wsw
91%
1,007mb
Moderate
Mon
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
2
°C
1mm
4
nw
82%
1,005mb
Poor
Tue
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
2
0
°C
1.1mm
3
ssw
74%
1,009mb
Good
Wed
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
0
°C
1.4mm
7
wsw
51%
1,007mb
Good
Thu
Heavy Rain Swrs Day
Heavy rain at times
1
3
°C
27.6mm
6
ssw
83%
1,007mb
Moderate
Fri
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
5
°C
22.5mm
5
ne
61%
1,014mb
Moderate
Sat
Mod Rain Swrs Day
Moderate rain at times
1
2
°C
14.4mm
6
sw
89%
1,012mb
Moderate

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Thu
Clear
Clear skies
4
°C
3.4mm
3
ese
93%
1,013mb
Good
Fri
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
8
°C
3.4mm
7
wsw
98%
1,013mb
Poor
Sat
Mod Rain
Moderate rain
9
°C
3.7mm
5
wnw
99%
1,008mb
Moderate
Sun
Fog
Fog
4
°C
2.8mm
3
w
98%
1,006mb
Poor
Mon
Mist
Mist
5
°C
2.7mm
3
sw
97%
1,009mb
Poor
Tue
Mist
Mist
6
°C
2.7mm
4
ssw
95%
1,010mb
Poor
Wed
Fog
Fog
6
°C
0.8mm
2
sw
97%
1,008mb
Poor
Thu
Cloud Rain Thunder
Moderate or heavy rain with thunder
2
°C
0mm
2
e
97%
1,007mb
Moderate
Fri
Heavy Rain
Torrential rain shower
4
°C
0mm
9
wnw
98%
1,009mb
Poor
Last updated at 20:05, Thursday 24 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
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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