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Climate in Central Switzerland

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 3 measuring stations in Central.
Weather stations at an altitude above 560m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Central is one of the coldest regions in Switzerland with an average daily high temperature of only 15 degrees centigrade. The climate is very changeable and offers varied seasons with deep winters and warm summers. It rarely gets really warm here and you can safely leave your swimwear at home. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to March.

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hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Central
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Central
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Central
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Central
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Central
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Map of Central

Most important cities in the greater region »Central«

The greater region has a west-east extension of about 80 km and over 70 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Luzern81,69147°3'2"N8°18'23"E
Zug30,54247°10'21"N8°31'3"E
Emmen26,88947°4'40"N8°16'44"E
Kriens25,01047°2'7"N8°16'35"E
Baar24,12447°11'46"N8°31'46"E
Littau16,12147°2'60"N8°15'46"E
Freienbach14,30247°12'19"N8°45'30"E
Schwyz14,17747°1'15"N8°39'15"E
Cham13,49547°10'56"N8°27'49"E
Einsiedeln13,14847°7'43"N8°44'50"E
Horw12,34847°1'1"N8°18'34"E
Küssnacht11,77747°5'8"N8°26'31"E
Ebikon11,47147°4'46"N8°20'25"E
Arth9,85047°3'48"N8°31'25"E
Sarnen9,41046°53'55"N8°15'2"E
Hünenberg9,03247°10'31"N8°25'30"E
Altdorf8,67846°52'50"N8°38'40"E
Steinhausen8,50947°11'42"N8°29'9"E
Hochdorf8,19247°10'6"N8°17'30"E
Sursee8,01447°10'15"N8°6'40"E
Unterägeri7,97347°8'11"N8°35'7"E
Ingenbohl7,96747°0'17"N8°36'53"E
Schübelbach7,74547°10'24"N8°55'41"E
Stans7,47546°57'29"N8°21'58"E
Wollerau6,88347°11'41"N8°43'9"E
Lachen6,68547°11'29"N8°51'22"E
Meggen6,53347°2'49"N8°22'29"E
Ruswil6,43247°5'3"N8°7'35"E
Malters6,18147°2'11"N8°10'55"E
Neuenkirch5,96347°5'60"N8°12'15"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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