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Basel Weather

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Weather in Basel

Basel is a city that is blessed with 3,500 hours of sunshine each year, whilst average monthly rainfall is low at just 90mm (0.3ft). Basel enjoys a temperate climate with average summer highs of around 18°C (64°F) in summer and 2°C (35°F) in winter. This belies the fact however that summer highs can peak as high as 35°C (95°F). In winter it can snow but it rarely settles for long periods.

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sunday
OccLightRain
Patchy rain possible
24
°C
2.8
15
wsw
40-60%
1016 mb
moderate
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
14
°C
0
11
nne
0-20%
1031 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
16
°C
0
11
ene
0-20%
1032 mb
good
Wednesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
22
°C
0
2
sw
0-20%
1031 mb
good
Thursday
Sunny
Sunny skies
24
°C
0
0
ne
0-20%
1028 mb
good
Friday
Sunny
Sunny skies
24
°C
0
5
wsw
0-20%
1020 mb
good
Saturday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
17
°C
4.5
9
nw
60-80%
1013 mb
good
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Last updated: 2018-09-23 13:17:15
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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.
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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