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Weather in Bern

Bern has a humid continental climate characterised by warm summers and cold winters. Spring (March to May) sees temperatures gradually increase from 5°C (41°F) to 12°C (54°F).

Summer (June to August) is the peak season for tourism as temperatures in Bern typically hit highs of 23°C (73°F). This is a popular season for walking, hiking and cycling tours around the city. The River Aare becomes a popular spot in summer as locals and tourists go rafting along the river, seeing the city from a unique and unusual perspective.

Autumn (September to November) is mild with the average temperatures reaching highs of 19°C (66°F) in September and 8°C (46°F) in November.

Winter (December to February) can be frigid as the average temperature typically reaches lows of -2°C (28°F) in December. However, the Christmas markets dotted around the city makes the season more enjoyable. The main Christmas markets can be found in Münsterplatz and Waisenhausplatz.

https://en.climate-data.org/europe/switzerland/bern/bern-55/

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
13
°C
0.2
6
nne
20-40%
1019 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
20
°C
0
4
w
0-20%
1015 mb
good
Wednesday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate rain at times
12
°C
18.5
3
wsw
40-60%
1007 mb
moderate
Thursday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
14
°C
2.7
14
wsw
40-60%
1006 mb
good
Friday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
19
°C
1
6
wnw
40-60%
1011 mb
good
Saturday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
19
°C
4.6
16
wsw
40-60%
1014 mb
good
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
14
°C
0.1
8
n
0-20%
1030 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-05-06 21:15:46
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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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