Switzerland, a country in west central Europe, is a landlocked country between the Alps,
the Swiss Plateau and Jura mountains. It is home to Red Cross and a second largest United Nations
office. It has been ranked among the top countries with high quality of life. It has a greater
diversity of landscapes and climates. There are over 1400 lakes in the country. Tourism is the
major industry here. Among many others the tourist attractions include history rich heritage sites,
beautiful landscape, farms, vineyards, sparkling lakes, forests, snow covered mountains, lush
meadows, hiking, skiing, cruising the Rhones, tunnels and valleys. Bern is the capital, Zurich is
the largest city and the major airport besides a few others in the country.
Getting around: Personal and rental autos, taxis, buses, cable cars, inter-city air, trains, boats,
ferries, steamers and tour vehicles.
Tourist seasons: High tourist season is from June to August, mid season April, May, September,
October and low season November to March.
Weather: Climatological Information Zurich, Switzerland, source Federal Office of Meteorology
and Climatology (MeteoSwiss). Altitudes and other factors may substantially influence the
weather conditions in the same city, town and neighborhood. Historical data may not be relied on
for current conditions. Visit relevant source for other climate variables.
100mm = 3.9370 inches, 50mm = 1.9685 inches,
25mm = 0.9842 inches, 12.5mm = 0.4921 inches
Climatological information is based on monthly averages for the 30-year period 1961
Mean number of precipitation days = Mean number of days with at least 1 mm of
- Precipitation includes both rain and snow.
Attention: Please note that the averaging period for climatological information and the
definition of "Mean Number of Precipitation Days" quoted in this web site may be different for
different countries. Hence, care should be taken when city climatologies are compared.
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