Switzerland Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
CfbMarine west coast, warm summerTemperate20 Aargau Appenzell Inner Rhodes Appenzell Outer Rhodes Basel-Landschaft Basel-Stadt Bern Fribourg Geneve Glarus Jura Lucerne Neuchatel Saint Gallen Schaffhausen Schwyz Solothurn Thurgovia Vaud Zug Zurich
DfcSubartic, severe winter, no dry season, cool summerCold (continental)3 Nidwalden Obwalden Ticino
EtTundraPolar3 Graubunden Uri Valais

Summary: Most regions (20) in Switzerland lie in the Marine west coast, warm summer climate zone (Köppen: Cfb). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 11.77°C (53.19°F) in Basel-Stadt to a low of 3.83°C (38.89°F) in Valais.

Climate Switzerland: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)4.62(40.32)6.05(42.89)11.08(51.94)16.12(61.02)18.73(65.71)23.38(74.08)25.32(77.58)25.1(77.18)20.87(69.57)15.82(60.48)10.17(50.31)5.87(42.57)25.32(77.58)
Average high °C (°F)2.37(36.27)3.29(37.92)7.76(45.97)12.72(54.9)15.49(59.88)20.24(68.43)22.37(72.27)22.36(72.25)18.33(64.99)13.51(56.32)7.98(46.36)3.59(38.46)12.5(54.5)
Daily mean °C (°F)-0.65(30.83)0.06(32.11)4.11(39.4)9.1(48.38)12.53(54.55)17.42(63.36)19.36(66.85)18.73(65.71)14.17(57.51)9.46(49.03)4.43(39.97)0.5(32.9)9.1(48.38)
Average low °C (°F)-4.85(23.27)-5.1(22.82)-1.87(28.63)1.61(34.9)4.47(40.05)8.58(47.44)10.45(50.81)10.51(50.92)7.32(45.18)3.69(38.64)0.06(32.11)-3.35(25.97)2.63(36.73)
Record low °C (°F)-12.2(10.04)-12.41(9.66)-8.84(16.09)-4.44(24.01)-0.85(30.47)3.09(37.56)4.63(40.33)4.68(40.42)1.62(34.92)-2.12(28.18)-5.96(21.27)-10.63(12.87)-12.41(9.66)
Average precipitation mm (inches)127.13(5.01)107.01(4.21)108.11(4.26)116.98(4.61)199.81(7.87)208.36(8.2)193.84(7.63)195.48(7.7)121.34(4.78)129.43(5.1)123.96(4.88)145.26(5.72)148.06(5.83)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)15.0712.8813.9914.8220.4320.1819.8818.5214.0211.6611.3114.2715.59
Average relative humidity (%)86.5885.7283.5179.3781.2680.0177.7178.3880.8982.1783.0983.981.88
Mean monthly sunshine hours6.567.339.6112.2712.9113.413.5313.2211.167.967.226.4210.13

Switzerland Climate Graph

Switzerland

Switzerland’s Cities by Temperature

Switzerland’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Basel-Stadt
11.77°C | 53.19°F
Basel-Landschaft
11.45°C | 52.61°F
Zurich
11.17°C | 52.11°F
Aargau
11.02°C | 51.84°F
Jura
10.88°C | 51.58°F
Zug
10.73°C | 51.31°F
Lucerne
10.73°C | 51.31°F
Saint Gallen
10.69°C | 51.24°F
Appenzell Outer Rhodes
10.69°C | 51.24°F
Vaud
10.65°C | 51.17°F
Geneve
10.45°C | 50.81°F
Solothurn
10.39°C | 50.7°F
Thurgovia
10.34°C | 50.61°F
Schaffhausen
10.34°C | 50.61°F
Neuchatel
10.1°C | 50.18°F
Bern
10.07°C | 50.13°F
Fribourg
9.78°C | 49.6°F
Appenzell Inner Rhodes
8.94°C | 48.09°F
Ticino
8.15°C | 46.67°F
Nidwalden
6.68°C | 44.02°F
Obwalden
6.68°C | 44.02°F
Uri
6.18°C | 43.12°F
Schwyz
6.18°C | 43.12°F
Glarus
4.61°C | 40.3°F
Graubunden
4.16°C | 39.49°F
Valais
3.83°C | 38.89°F

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