Best Time To Visit Zurich - Time To Go To Zurich

Zurich is considered as one of the most beautiful destinations of Switzerland. It has a different charm in all four seasons of the year. If you are deciding as to when is the best time to visit Zurich, you need to learn about its climate chart first. So, let’s take a look into it first:

  • Spring (March to May): This is an off-season for Zurich. Though the initial stage of the season experiences low temperature. By the beginning of April, the temperature starts rising up. As this is a shoulder season, there is a high chance to find some lower hotel rates. Festivals like ZuriCarnival (March) and Zurich Marathon (April) are some of the festivals celebrated in this season.
  • Summer (June to August): This is the peak season for Zurich. With lots of opportunities for outdoor activities and festive celebrations, this season has become the prime time to visit this city. Hence, streets remain crowded with tourists. And at the same time, both the flights and hotel deals shoot up. Festivals that take place in this season are: Street Parade Zurich (August) and Zurich Price (June).
  • Autumn/fall (September to November): Like spring, this is another shoulder season in Zurich. Though the climate becomes pretty cool as compare to summer, still in this season the city does see many tourists coming here to enjoy the beauty of the fall season. One of the added advantages of this season is, you might chance upon some discounted hotel rates.
  • Winter (December to February): Winter is considered as the low season for Zurich. However, with snow covering the peaks of the Swiss Alps, the mountain becomes a haven for winter sports lover to enjoy activities like skiing and snowboarding. On the other hand, the hotel price doesn’t go down. This is because of the Christmas festival that is done in a grand way in Zurich.

Hence, spring and autumn turns out to be the best time to visit Zurich. But travelers who are not bothered about tourist crowds, they can choose summer as it is the peak season for the city.

Climate in Zurich

Know weather for your travel dates:

18-Sep-2018
Today 18 Sep

78

53

Partly cloudy in the morning.

Wind:0.54 m/s

Humidity:71%

Precipitation:0.01%

  • Wed 19 Sep
    78 | 53

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Thu 20 Sep
    80 | 50

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Fri 21 Sep
    62 | 46

    Foggy in the afternoon.

  • Sat 22 Sep
    78 | 48

    Rain and dangerously windy overnight.

  • Sun 23 Sep
    53 | 38

    Windy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Mon 24 Sep
    57 | 35

    Clear throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Zurich

Average Temperature in Zurich by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 28℉

Minimum temperature: 10℉

Maximum temperature: 43℉

Feb

Average temperature: 39℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 64℉

Mar

Average temperature: 46℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 68℉

Apr

Average temperature: 47℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

May

Average temperature: 58℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Jun

Average temperature: 67℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Jul

Average temperature: 66℉

Minimum temperature: 52℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Aug

Average temperature: 67℉

Minimum temperature: 50℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Sep

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Oct

Average temperature: 52℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 70℉

Nov

Average temperature: 40℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 59℉

Dec

Average temperature: 34℉

Minimum temperature: 27℉

Maximum temperature: 46℉

Highest temperature in Zurich is recorded as 89.6℉ in June.

Lowest temperature in Zurich is recorded as 10.4℉ in January.

Average Rain in Zurich by Month (in mm)

  • 120
  • 90
  • 60
  • 30 0
Jan

Average Rain: 46.75 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 672.02 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 57.62 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 507.86 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 63.03 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 393.31 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 75.46 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 589.91 mm

May

Average Rain: 58.64 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 305.04 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 77.51 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 713.78 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 99.3 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 523.34 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 78.77 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 546.57 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 76.08 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 661.17 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 34.36 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 303.46 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 90.17 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 816.01 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 0.5 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 6.22 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Zurich is 816.01 mm in November.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Zurich is December.

Average Humidity in Zurich by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 86%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Feb

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Mar

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 63%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Apr

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

May

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 55%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Jun

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 83%

Jul

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 55%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Aug

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 64%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Sep

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 69%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Oct

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Nov

Average Humidity: 85%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Dec

Average Humidity: 89%

Minimum Humidity: 80%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Most humid month in Zurich is December.

Least humid month in Zurich is June.

Best time to visit Zurich Attractions in September

  • Best time to visit Old Town in Zurich
    • Everyday : 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Lake Promenade in Zurich
    • Everyday : 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM & 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich
    • Monday - Friday : 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM
    • Saturday, Sunday : 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Kunsthaus in Zurich
    • Monday : Closed
    • Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday : 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
    • Wednesday - Friday : 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM