Average weather and climate in Switzerland
The weather in Switzerland varies greatly between different places. The highest precipitation is approximately 260 cm per year. Precipitation is always more in the western part of Switzerland where often clouds come in from the Atlantic coast. The average amount of sunshine per year is approximately 1700 hours. The temperature drops about one degree Celsius with every 200 meter (650 feet) elevation gain.
Interested in the more detailed Weather and Climate of Switzerland?
Please select a city in or above the map you wish to travel to or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year