The best times to visit Davos for ideal weather are

February 5th to April 22nd

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

 

 


Other Davos Travel Info

Weather in Davos

Temperature

Average temperatures in Davos 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 5th 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 Davos, 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 67.1°F (19.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 45.7°F (7.6°C) at night.

Davos Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Davos 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.

Davos Perceived Temperature (F)

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Davos Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Davos 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)
Jan3223.816.6
Feb33.723.715.5
Mar40.230.522.2
Apr49.43929.9
May5545.436.7
Jun61.551.843.1
Jul65.35545.8
Aug6554.645.9
Sep57.547.439.3
Oct5140.733.1
Nov42.23326.4
Dec32.825.419

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan0-4.6-8.6
Feb0.9-4.6-9.2
Mar4.6-0.8-5.4
Apr9.73.9-1.2
May12.87.42.6
Jun16.4116.2
Jul18.512.87.7
Aug18.312.67.7
Sep14.28.64.1
Oct10.64.80.6
Nov5.70.6-3.1
Dec0.4-3.7-7.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Davos are February, March, and then November. 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 February. For example, on the week of February 12th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Davos? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Davos is often around around February 19th 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 Davos.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan20%02.6
Feb16%33.91.4
Mar16%21.11.7
Apr19%15.71.9
May29%1.33.6
Jun34%3.15.2
Jul34%05.4
Aug34%05.5
Sep28%03.8
Oct19%6.43
Nov17%02.6
Dec24%20.52.9

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2006.6
Feb1686.13.6
Mar1653.64.3
Apr1939.94.8
May293.39.1
Jun347.913.2
Jul34013.7
Aug34014
Sep2809.7
Oct1916.37.6
Nov1706.6
Dec2452.17.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Davos has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (55.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (69.7%).

Wind in Davos is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 12.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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
Jan2.9Barely noticeable8Gentle breeze
Feb3.4Barely noticeable9.2Gentle breeze
Mar3.9Barely noticeable9.7Gentle breeze
Apr4.1Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
May4.7Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze
Jun5.1Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Jul5.3Light breeze11.8Gentle breeze
Aug4.9Light breeze11.4Significant breeze
Sep4.7Light breeze11Gentle breeze
Oct4Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
Nov3.3Barely noticeable8.4Gentle breeze
Dec3.2Barely noticeable7.6Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan61.7%
Feb57.2%
Mar55.4%
Apr55.3%
May60.9%
Jun66.2%
Jul64.8%
Aug67.5%
Sep69.7%
Oct67.1%
Nov65.9%
Dec66.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Davos?

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 Davos, Switzerland is May, followed by January and June. 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 Davos in November. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 60.3 in November means 60.3% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Davos Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 58.1°F (14.5°C) and 37°F (2.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

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 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Davos, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 59.9°F (15.5°C) and 35.5°F (1.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Davos to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.6°F (3.7°C) and 28.6°F (-1.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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