Map of Zurich in Switzerland

Zurich Climate

Zurich is a non-capital city in Switzerland, Europe.

Best time to visit Zurich

The best time to visit Zurich is during months May, June, July, August and September when the average temperatures are perhaps a little cooler than preferred but still a pleasant 10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F. If you don't mind bringing a coat, you might also enjoy visiting Zurich during February, March, April, October, November and December but average temperatures are fairly cool (between 0°C / 32.0°F and 10°C / 50.0°F). January would make a rather cold month to visit.


The warmest time of year in Zurich is in July when it is 17.9°C / 64.2°F on average, but could get up to 23°C / 73.4°F maximum. On the other hand, the coldest time of year in Zurich is in January when it is -0.4°C / 31.3°F on average, but could get down to -2.8°C / 31.3°F minimum.

  • Freezing months: 1 (0°C / 32.0°F and below)
  • Cold months: 6 (0°C / 32.0°F to 10°C / 50.0°F)
  • Cool months: 5 (10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F)
  • Warm months: 0 (20°C / 68.0°F to 30°C / 86.0°F)
  • Hot months: 0 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Zurich Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Zurich which resides in Switzerland.

Temperature tables

The first table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Celsius. The cells that are BLUE show the coldest months and the cells that are PINK show the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C-0.41.154.458.1512.515.6517.917.214.49.754.150.6
Max Temperature in °C24.28.312.617.320.5232218.813.36.92.9
Min Temperature in °C-2.8-1.90.63.77.710.812.812.4106.21.4-1.7

This second table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Fahrenheit. Cells in BLUE are the coldest months and cells in PINK are the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °F31.334.140.046.754.560.264.263.057.949.639.533.1
Max Temperature in °F35.639.646.954.763.168.973.471.665.855.944.437.2
Min Temperature in °F27.028.633.138.745.951.455.054.350.043.234.528.9

Rainfall figures

This table is for the amount of rainfall (both in millimetres and inches) and number of rainy days in Zurich throughout the year.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM6770698710312411713392698273
Total rainfall in Inches2.62.82.73.44.14.94.65.23.62.73.22.9
Total number of rainy days1110111212121112881010
Chances of rain35.5%34.5%35.5%40.0%38.7%40.0%35.5%38.7%26.7%25.8%33.3%32.3%

Zurich Climate Graph

Below is the climate graph for Zurich. It shows both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Celsius and also the average total rainfall in millimetres.

Zurich Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

Below is the climate graph for Zurich with both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Fahrenheit and also the average total rainfall in inches.

Zurich Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches