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Weather in Geneva

Geneva has a continental climate characterised by warm summers and cold winters.

Spring (March to May) sees temperatures gradually increase from average highs of 10°C (50°F) in March to average highs of 20°C (68°F) in May.

The summer months in Geneva (June to August) have obvious appeal: the crowning glory of the Fêtes de Genève brings the city to life and long evenings to the drinkers and diners enjoying themselves on the terraces.

Autumn (September to November) is pleasant. Although September and October usually have more precipitation than the rest of the year, there’s still a mild warmth that is suitable for outdoor activities. The average temperatures in November are around a high of 9°C (48°F).

While the Swiss winter (December to February) is cold, it comes with its own charms such as the surrounding scenery arguably at its finest under a dusting of snow. Visitors should be aware that January and February can bring minus temperatures so warm clothing including scarves and gloves, is advised.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
14
°C
0
10
nne
0-20%
1018 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
20
°C
0
6
sw
0-20%
1015 mb
good
Wednesday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate rain at times
13
°C
21.1
9
ssw
60-80%
1008 mb
moderate
Thursday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
15
°C
7
12
sw
40-60%
1008 mb
good
Friday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
20
°C
0.2
5
w
40-60%
1012 mb
good
Saturday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate or heavy rain shower
17
°C
6.1
15
wsw
20-40%
1017 mb
moderate
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
16
°C
0
12
ne
0-20%
1028 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-05-06 21:15:45
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Actual Forecast Location: We have 830+ weather locations on the worldtravelguide.net website. Where no exact location is available we have used the nearest appropriate forecast point.
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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