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Best time to visit Switzerland

The best time to visit Switzerland depends on your personal choice of scenery. The winter months have snow-capped mountains and valleys, while the summer months offering a picture postcard of Alpine villages and lush forests. Generally, Switzerland can be visited all year round.

Climate charts for cities and places within Switzerland

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Bern

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 236 439 846 1254 1661 2068 2272 2170 1864 1355 745 337
Min temp (C)(F) -425 -327 -130 337 745 1050 1254 1152 948 541 134 -327
Sunshine hours 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 6 4 3 2
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 9 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 693 663 612 693 813 1064 954 1215 803 572 853 693
Rainy Days 15 14 15 16 18 17 15 16 13 13 14 14
Humidity L L M M H VH VH H M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 1/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lausanne

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 236 541 846 1355 1763 2170 2475 2272 2068 1457 846 337
Min temp (C)(F) -327 -228 32 337 745 1050 1254 1152 948 541 134 -228
Sunshine hours 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 6 4 2 2
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 9 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 773 733 703 703 813 964 773 1004 863 693 944 813
Rainy Days 15 14 15 15 17 16 13 14 12 12 14 14
Humidity L L M M M VH VH H M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 1/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Wengen

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -327 -228 32 439 846 1152 1457 1355 1152 745 236 -130
Min temp (C)(F) -818 -818 -621 -327 134 439 745 643 541 134 -425 -719
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 5 5 6 7 6 6 5 4 3
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 9 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1074 984 1034 1195 1385 1606 1476 1697 1285 1084 1215 1104
Rainy Days 15 14 16 17 19 18 16 16 13 13 15 15
Humidity L L M M H VH VH H M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 1/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1355 1355 1457 1763 2068 2373 2577 2272 1966 1661 1457

Zermatt

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -621 -523 -425 -130 337 745 948 948 745 337 -228 -425
Min temp (C)(F) -1112 -1112 -1014 -719 -327 134 337 337 134 -228 -719 -1014
Sunshine hours 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 6 5 4 4
Daylight hours 9 10 12 14 15 16 15 14 13 11 9 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1315 1175 1255 1355 1506 1687 1516 1737 1406 1295 1436 1335
Rainy Days 17 16 18 20 21 20 18 19 15 14 16 16
Humidity L L M H VH VH VH VH M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 8/VH 8/VH 5/M 3/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A