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Zurich Weather

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Weather in Zurich

Zurich enjoys a relatively typical continental climate, with summers (June to August) seeing average temperatures knock the mercury higher than 21˚C (70˚F). Visiting during this period also gives tourists the chance to swim in Lake Zurich or the Limmat. Temperatures drop significantly over winter, but thanks to the city’s arts scene and slew of major visitor attractions, Zurich can be enjoyed year-round. The Christmas markets are always a big draw.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
12
°C
0.2
3
n
40-60%
1019 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
20
°C
0
1
sw
0-20%
1016 mb
good
Wednesday
OccLightRain
Light rain
14
°C
12.2
6
wnw
80-100%
1006 mb
moderate
Thursday
OccLightRain
Patchy rain possible
15
°C
3.9
18
wsw
20-40%
1005 mb
moderate
Friday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
18
°C
0.2
9
w
40-60%
1011 mb
good
Saturday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
18
°C
3.8
24
wsw
40-60%
1012 mb
good
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
14
°C
0
6
nnw
0-20%
1031 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-05-06 21:15:42
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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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