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Zurich vs Milan Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Zurich, Switzerland and Milan, Italy is approximately 221 km or 138 mi.
  • To reach Zurich in this distance one would set out from Milan bearing 346° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Zurich bearing 345.4° or NNW .
  • Zurich has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Milan has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Zurich is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome whereas Milan is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 4 °C (7.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.6 °C (6.5°F) less in Zurich. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 157.8 mm (6.2 in) more which is equivalent to 157.8 l/m² (3.87 US gal/ft²) or 1,578,000 l/ha (168,699 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/6 as much.
  • There are 207 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Zurich. In whichever way circa 0h 33' less per day or about 8/9 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2° lower in Zurich than in Milan.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.5°C (6.2°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Zurich relative to Milan. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Milan vs Zurich.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -5 (-10) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -6 (-12) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) -3 (-6) -2 (-4) -5 (-9)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -4 (-8) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -6 (-10) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -4 (-6) -4 (-8) -5 (-9) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -2 (-4) -1 (-1) -3 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +5 (+0) +7 (+0) -12 (0) +7 (+0) +9 (+0) +60 (+2) +50 (+2) +42 (+2) +26 (+1) -31 (-1) -19 (-1) +15 (+1) +158 (+6)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +5 (+16) +5 (+18) +2 (+6) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) +4 (+13) +6 (+19) +6 (+19) +4 (+13) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +3 (+10)   +38 (+10)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 30' -0h 36' -0h 17' -0h 26' -0h 30' -0h 40' -1h 25' -1h 07' -0h 28' -0h 25' -0h 00' -0h 19'   -0h 33'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 13' -0h 08' -0h 01' +0h 05' +0h 11' +0h 15' +0h 13' +0h 08' +0h 01' -0h 05' -0h 12' -0h 15'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9 -2 -1.9 -2 -1.9 -2 -1.9 -2 -2   -2
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -1 +2 +4 -3 +1 +3 +2 +5 +7 +3 -1 -1   +1.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -2 (-4) -2.8 (-5) -3.2 (-6) -4.7 (-8) -4 (-7) -4.2 (-8) -4.9 (-9) -4.2 (-8) -3.5 (-6) -3.4 (-6) -3.1 (-6) -1.6 (-3) -3.5 (-6)

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