Switzerland weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Switzerland weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Switzerland is expected to be 10°C, while the average maximum temperature in February is 4°C. The weather guide for Switzerland shown below is for Bern. Read more about the weather in Switzerland.

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Switzerland weather averages

Check Switzerland weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest month in Switzerland is July with an average maximum temperature of 22°C. The sunniest month is July with on average 8 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are September and October with 13 days. The Switzerland weather averages shown below are for Bern.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

Hours of sunshine (daily)

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Days with some rainfall

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Switzerland weather today

Here is the weather in Switzerland today, Tuesday 21st February 2017. Expect cloudy with some rain in Switzerland with a maximum temperature of 10°C and no hours of bright sunshine. There are 0-2 mm of rainfall expected with 49% chance of some rain and a gentle breeze of 14 kph from the south-west. The weather forecast shown below is for Bern.

  • 10
    °C maximum temperature
  • 6
    °C minimum temperature
  • cloudy with some rain
  • 0
    hours of sunshine
  • 49
    % chance of some rain
  • <2
    mm of rainfall expected
  • 0
    no heat & humidity
  • 14
    kph wind from SW

5-day weather forecast

Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

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Switzerland weather overview

Although a small country, Switzerland has a varied climate because of its mountains. Higher peaks are covered in snow for most of the year, while the valleys enjoy warm but wet summers. The warmest part of the country is the lakeland district around Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore, a beautiful, if rainy, place for a summer break.

Central Switzerland, where most of the country's inhabitants live, is a low-lying area flanked by Lake Geneva and Lake Konstanz and it can fall prey to very severe winters. Summers, however, are warm if very wet with frequent thunderstorms.

Higher up, in the Jura Mountains, it is even rainier and summer days tend to be marred by cloud, while winters can be freezing in the valleys. The Swiss Alps, which lie between Geneva and Austria, are a good place to be in the winter provided you go high up: mountain conditions can be sunny and bright, if crisp, while the valleys below tend to be shrouded in cloud and fog.

One thing, of which skiers should be wary, is the arrival of the Fohn, a warm southerly wind which raises temperatures very quickly and can spark avalanches. In the summer, cloud and mist surround the Alpine mountain tops so the warm and sunny valleys are the best place to be.

What to pack for Switzerland weather

Always be prepared for rain in Switzerland, especially in the lakeland district. Complement summer lightweights with warm jackets and wrap up well in the winter. Take ski-wear for the mountains.

Switzerland holiday weather averages by month

Check Switzerland holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Switzerland weather with the United States

Below the Switzerland weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Switzerland (Bern) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

Switzerland (Bern)
USA (Washington)
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Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

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