May weather forecast
Zürich, Switzerland

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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 May

May in Zürich showcases a beautiful spring atmosphere with trees in full bloom. The city experiences a spectacular shift in weather, with snowfall officially out of the picture registering 0mm (0"), making way for higher temperatures. Longer daylight hours and increased sunshine create a pleasant outdoor climate. The increased humidity in May does not become uncomfortable due to the mild temperatures.

Temperature

In May, the meteorological conditions subtly change with the average high-temperature edging from a moderate 13.8°C (56.8°F) in April to an enjoyable 18.5°C (65.3°F). In Zürich, the May nights cool down to an average low of 8.8°C (47.8°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in May is 71%.

Rainfall

In Zürich, during May, the rain falls for 12.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 122mm (4.8") of precipitation. In Zürich, during the entire year, the rain falls for 133.9 days and collects up to 1133mm (44.61") of precipitation.

Snowfall

May through September are months without snowfall.

Daylight

In Zürich, Switzerland, the average length of the day in May is 15h and 7min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:08 and sunset at 20:37. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 05:33 and sunset at 21:13 CEST.

Sunshine

In Zürich, the average sunshine in May is 5.6h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Zürich is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The maximum daily UV index of 7 during May translates into the following directions:
Exercise precautions and adapt sun safety practices. Defence against skin and eye affliction is paramount. Stay in the shade and avoid direct Sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a time when UV radiation is at its strongest, and remember that parasols or canopies do not offer full protection. Safeguard your eyes, ears, and face from sun rays with the aid of a wide-brim hat.

Frequently asked questions

What is the temperature in May in Zürich?

An average high-temperature, in May, in Zürich, is 18.5°C (65.3°F) and the average low-temperature is 8.8°C (47.8°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Zürich?

In May, the average relative humidity in Zürich, Switzerland, is 71%.

How many days does it rain in May in Zürich?

In Zürich, in May, it is raining for 12.4 days, with typically 122mm (4.8") of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Zürich?

May through September are months without snowfall in Zürich, Switzerland.

Does it snow in Zürich in May?

In May, in Zürich, Switzerland, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

How many hours of daylight does Zürich have in May?

In Zürich, Switzerland, the average day length in May is 15h and 7min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Zürich?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:08 and sunset at 20:37. On the last day of the month, in Zürich, Switzerland, sunrise is at 05:33 and sunset at 21:13 CEST.

How long on average sun shines in May in Zürich?

The average sunshine duration in May in Zürich is 5.6h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Zürich?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Zürich is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Zürich, Switzerland

Average temperature in May - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average high temperature in May: 18.5°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 May: 8.8°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).

Average humidity in May
Zürich, Switzerland

Average humidity in May - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average humidity in May: 71%

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

Average rainfall in May
Zürich, Switzerland

Average rainfall in May - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average rainfall in May: 122mm

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

Average rainfall days in May
Zürich, Switzerland

Average rainfall days in May - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average rainfall days in May: 12.4 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).

Average snowfall in May
Zürich, Switzerland

Average snowfall in May - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

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

Average snowfall days in May
Zürich, Switzerland

Average snowfall days in May - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 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).

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average daylight in May: 15h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 54min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 30min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 5h and 4min

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).

Average UV index in May
Zürich, Switzerland

Average UV index in May - Zürich, Switzerland
  • Average UV index in May: 7

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).

Zürich, Switzerland

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