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Best time to visit Zermatt, Switzerland

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The best time to visit Zermatt is April-July

Are you looking to travel to Zermatt and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Zermatt is April-July due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Zermatt can reach a maximum of 16℃ (61℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -17℃ (2℉) at night.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Zermatt during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. November sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Zermatt, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Zermatt seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Zermatt

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 Zermatt 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.

Zermatt 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 Zermatt 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

Zermatt in January

  • Average temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average high temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average low temperature: -14℃ (8℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 14 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Zermatt in February

  • Average temperature: -8℃ (17℉)
  • Average high temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average low temperature: -13℃ (9℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Zermatt in March

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (22℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (14℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Zermatt in April

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Zermatt in May

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 122mm (5") over 19 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Zermatt in June

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 95mm (4") over 23 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Zermatt in July

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 104mm (4") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Zermatt in August

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Zermatt in September

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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

Zermatt in October

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 106mm (4") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Zermatt in November

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 137mm (5") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Zermatt in December

  • Average temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average high temperature: -4℃ (26℉)
  • Average low temperature: -12℃ (10℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zermatt 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 Zermatt is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 14℃ (57℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Zermatt is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Zermatt is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Zermatt, 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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