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Zurich Climate & Temperature

  • Zurich, Switzerland is at 4722'N, 833'E, 558 m (1829 ft). See map.
  • Zurich has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Zurich is situated in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 8.5 degrees Celsius (47.3 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 18.2 °C (32.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype semicontinental.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 2.9°C (37.3°F) on average falling to -2°C (28.5°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 12.4°C (54.3°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 4°C (39.2°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 21.2°C (70.2°F) and average low temperatures are 11.8°C (53.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 12.5°C (54.4°F) during the day and lows of 5.8°C (42.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1101 mm (43.3 inches) which is equivalent to 1101 Litres/m (27 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1693 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Zurich you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Te Wharau, Glenburn, New Zealand (Warm temperate thorn steppe biome).

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (36) 4 (39) 8 (46) 12 (54) 17 (62) 20 (68) 22 (72) 21 (70) 18 (64) 13 (55) 7 (44) 3 (38) 12 (54)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (31) 1 (33) 4 (39) 8 (46) 12 (54) 16 (60) 18 (64) 17 (62) 14 (57) 9 (48) 4 (39) 1 (33) 9 (47)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (27) -2 (29) 1 (33) 4 (39) 8 (46) 11 (51) 13 (55) 12 (54) 10 (50) 6 (43) 2 (35) -1 (29) 5 (41)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 69 (3) 70 (3) 70 (3) 89 (4) 105 (4) 125 (5) 118 (5) 135 (5) 94 (4) 69 (3) 82 (3) 75 (3) 1101 (43)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 14 (45%) 13 (46%) 12 (39%) 13 (43%) 14 (45%) 15 (50%) 14 (45%) 14 (45%) 12 (40%) 12 (39%) 12 (40%) 13 (42%)   158 (43%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 01:29 02:47 04:48 05:46 06:40 07:20 07:40 07:03 05:32 03:29 01:42 01:11   04:38
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 8h 55' 10h 10' 11h 49' 13h 34' 15h 04' 15h 51' 15h 30' 14h 12' 12h 30' 10h 45' 9h 15' 8h 30'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 17 (83) 28 (72) 41 (59) 43 (57) 45 (55) 47 (53) 50 (50) 50 (50) 45 (55) 33 (67) 19 (81) 14 (86)   39 (61)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 22.8 32.1 42.9 54.6 62.8 66.1 63 54.7 43.2 31.8 22.6 19.2   42.9

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Zurich Climate Graph in Metric Units

Zurich Climate Graph

Zurich Climograph in English Units

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