December weather forecast
Zürich, Switzerland

Ships ashore on Lake Zürich, with a view of the Fraumunster and Grossmunster Churches on either side of the water, in Zürich, Switzerland
Ships ashore on Lake Zürich, with a view of the Fraumunster and Grossmunster Churches on either side of the water, in Zürich, Switzerland

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Zürich, is also a wintry month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 3.7°C (38.7°F) and -0.7°C (30.7°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature marginally drops from a chilly 7.2°C (45°F) in November to a wintry 3.7°C (38.7°F). The average low-temperature, in December, is -0.7°C (30.7°F).

Humidity

November and December, with an average relative humidity of 84%, are the most humid months in Zürich.

Rainfall

In Zürich, during December, the rain falls for 11.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 83mm (3.27") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Zürich, there are 133.9 rainfall days, and 1133mm (44.61") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall in Zürich, Switzerland. In Zürich, snow falls for 4.8 days, with typically accumulated 191mm (7.52") of snow. Throughout the year, there are 20.4 snowfall days, and 850mm (33.46") of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 8h and 32min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:52 and sunset at 16:37. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 08:12 and sunset at 16:44 CET.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine is December, with an average of 1.4h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Zürich are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Zürich?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Zürich, Switzerland, is 3.7°C (38.7°F), while the average low-temperature is -0.7°C (30.7°F).

What is the most humid month in Zürich?

November and December, with an average relative humidity of 84%, are most humid months in Zürich.

What is the average humidity in December in Zürich?

In December, the average relative humidity in Zürich is 84%.

How many days does it rain in December in Zürich?

In Zürich, in December, it is raining for 11.4 days, with typically 83mm (3.27") of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Zürich in December?

In Zürich, Switzerland, during December, snow falls for 4.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 191mm (7.52") of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Zürich?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 8h and 32min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Zürich have in December?

The average day length in December in Zürich, Switzerland, is 8h and 32min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Zürich?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 07:52 and sunset at 16:37. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 08:12 and sunset at 16:44 CET.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Zürich?

The month with the least sunshine in Zürich, Switzerland, is December, with an average of 1.4h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Zürich have in December?

In December, the average sunshine duration is 1.4h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Zürich?

The months with the lowest UV index in Zürich, Switzerland, are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Zürich?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Zürich, Switzerland, is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Zürich, Switzerland

Average temperature in December - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average high temperature in December: 3.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (24°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -0.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (14°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2°C).

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Average humidity in December
Zürich, Switzerland

Average humidity in December - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average humidity in December: 84%

The months with the highest relative humidity are November and December (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (69%).

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Average rainfall in December
Zürich, Switzerland

Average rainfall in December - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average rainfall in December: 83mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (128mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (63mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Zürich, Switzerland

Average rainfall days in December - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (12.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (9.3 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Zürich, Switzerland

Average snowfall in December - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average snowfall in December: 191mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (220mm).
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in December
Zürich, Switzerland

Average snowfall days in December - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average snowfall days in December: 4.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (5.2 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Zürich, Switzerland

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average daylight in December: 8h and 32min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 53min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 32min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 1h and 24min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1h and 24min).

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Average UV index in December
Zürich, Switzerland

Average UV index in December - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average UV index in December: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

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