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Climate of Zurich
(Switzerland)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 3 measuring stations in Zurich.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1500m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Zurich is one of the coldest regions in Switzerland with an average daily high temperature of only 12 degrees centigrade. The climate widely corresponds to Central European weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening during a year. 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. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions from December to February.

Overview: Climate in Switzerland
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Switzerland


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

Important cities in Zurich

Zurich is a part of Switzerland and has an east-west extension of about 40 km. From north to south it is approximately 50 km. The biggest cities are Zürich and Winterthur. The local time is now Saturday, 2:46 pm.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Zürich415,36747°22'0"N8°33'0"E
Winterthur111,85147°30'0"N8°43'30"E
Uster23,27947°20'50"N8°43'15"E
Dietikon20,89347°24'6"N8°24'1"E
Dübendorf19,88247°23'50"N8°37'7"E
Oberwinterthur (Kreis 2)16,35647°31'1"N8°46'7"E
Kloten16,28947°27'5"N8°35'6"E
Stadt Winterthur (Kreis 1)16,18247°29'42"N8°43'10"E
Horgen15,97347°15'21"N8°36'1"E
Seen (Kreis 3)15,43447°28'35"N8°46'12"E
Adliswil15,23047°18'36"N8°31'29"E
Thalwil13,29647°17'30"N8°33'49"E
Wädenswil13,26947°13'37"N8°40'7"E
Bülach13,17247°31'19"N8°32'26"E
Wetzikon12,96947°19'35"N8°47'52"E
Schlieren12,69547°23'48"N8°26'51"E
Wülflingen (Kreis 6)12,59847°30'37"N8°40'60"E
Wallisellen11,70547°24'54"N8°35'48"E
Küsnacht11,52547°19'5"N8°35'2"E
Mattenbach (Kreis 7)11,04347°29'13"N8°44'49"E
Rüti9,57647°15'22"N8°51'20"E
Urdorf9,20547°23'6"N8°25'33"E
Affoltern am Albis8,92847°16'39"N8°27'5"E
Pfäffikon7,99447°21'52"N8°47'31"E
Hegnau7,96147°23'32"N8°40'12"E
Männedorf7,95147°15'25"N8°41'56"E
Regensdorf7,53147°26'3"N8°28'7"E
Richterswil7,10347°12'22"N8°41'49"E
Embrach7,08847°30'20"N8°35'39"E
Bassersdorf7,01047°26'36"N8°37'43"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.