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Best time to visit Lucerne, Switzerland

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The best time to visit Lucerne is May-June

Lucerne is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, May-June is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Lucerne can reach a maximum of 25℃ (77℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -12℃ (11℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Lucerne during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Lucerne in May. Head over there in September instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Lucerne below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

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Lucerne seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Lucerne as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Lucerne is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Lucerne

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Lucerne for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Lucerne climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Lucerne for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Lucerne in January

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lucerne in February

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lucerne in March

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lucerne in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lucerne in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 114mm (4") over 22 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lucerne in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lucerne in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 108mm (4") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Lucerne in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Lucerne in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Lucerne in October

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lucerne in November

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lucerne in December

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (4") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lucerne in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Lucerne is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 22℃ (71℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Lucerne is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Lucerne is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Lucerne, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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