The best times to visit Biel for ideal weather are

March 5th to March 25th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Biel Travel Info

Weather in Biel

Temperature

Average temperatures in Biel vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the bottom 1 percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Biel, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 61.5°F (16.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 48.4°F (9.1°C) at night.

Biel Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Biel Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Biel Perceived Temperature (F)

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Biel Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Biel Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan32.127.722.8
Feb30.626.221.6
Mar35.931.126.4
Apr44.738.933.8
May50.143.838.6
Jun56.249.944.6
Jul6053.347.7
Aug59.553.248.2
Sep52.94742.3
Oct47.542.337.5
Nov39.43530.7
Dec33.328.924.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan0.1-2.4-5.1
Feb-0.8-3.2-5.8
Mar2.2-0.5-3.1
Apr7.13.81
May10.16.63.7
Jun13.49.97
Jul15.611.88.7
Aug15.311.89
Sep11.68.35.7
Oct8.65.73.1
Nov4.11.7-0.7
Dec0.7-1.7-4.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Biel are February, April, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Biel? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Biel is often around around January 29th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Biel.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Biel (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan27%8.72.8
Feb21%25.62.6
Mar25%03.2
Apr23%03.5
May37%05
Jun36%05.9
Jul38%06.4
Aug34%06.5
Sep26%03.8
Oct27%03.9
Nov26%04.2
Dec32%04.4

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2722.17.1
Feb21656.6
Mar2508.1
Apr2308.9
May37012.7
Jun36015
Jul38016.3
Aug34016.5
Sep2609.7
Oct2709.9
Nov26010.7
Dec32011.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Biel has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (66.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (79.1%).

Wind in Biel is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is December, followed by January and February. December’s average wind speed of around 20 knots (23.1 MPH or 37.1 KPH) is considered “a fresh breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early December where average top sustained speeds reach 32.9 knots, which is considered high wind or moderate gale winds.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Biel.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan18.6Strong breeze29.1Moderate gale winds
Feb18.5Strong breeze28.3Moderate gale winds
Mar16.8Significant breeze27Moderate gale winds
Apr13.7Significant breeze23Very strong breeze
May14.2Significant breeze24.3Moderate gale winds
Jun13.2Significant breeze22.8Very strong breeze
Jul13.1Significant breeze23.1Moderate gale winds
Aug12.9Significant breeze22.5Very strong breeze
Sep14Significant breeze22.7Moderate gale winds
Oct15.2Significant breeze24.5Very strong breeze
Nov17.7Strong breeze27.2Moderate gale winds
Dec20Strong breeze30.7Moderate gale winds

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan67.2%
Feb66.6%
Mar68.9%
Apr68.8%
May75.8%
Jun78.8%
Jul74.9%
Aug76.7%
Sep79.1%
Oct73.2%
Nov70.5%
Dec70%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Biel?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Switzerland; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Biel, Switzerland is June, followed by February and October. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Biel in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 48.4 in December means 48.4% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Biel Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 53.6°F (12°C) and 32.6°F (0.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 10 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Biel, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 55.5°F (13.1°C) and 33.2°F (0.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 8 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Biel to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 34.9°F (1.6°C) and 28°F (-2.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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