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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 32 23.8 16.6
Feb 33.7 23.7 15.5
Mar 40.2 30.5 22.2
Apr 49.4 39 29.9
May 55 45.4 36.7
Jun 61.5 51.8 43.1
Jul 65.3 55 45.8
Aug 65 54.6 45.9
Sep 57.5 47.4 39.3
Oct 51 40.7 33.1
Nov 42.2 33 26.4
Dec 32.8 25.4 19

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0 -4.6 -8.6
Feb 0.9 -4.6 -9.2
Mar 4.6 -0.8 -5.4
Apr 9.7 3.9 -1.2
May 12.8 7.4 2.6
Jun 16.4 11 6.2
Jul 18.5 12.8 7.7
Aug 18.3 12.6 7.7
Sep 14.2 8.6 4.1
Oct 10.6 4.8 0.6
Nov 5.7 0.6 -3.1
Dec 0.4 -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

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 0 2.6
Feb 16% 33.9 1.4
Mar 16% 21.1 1.7
Apr 19% 15.7 1.9
May 29% 1.3 3.6
Jun 34% 3.1 5.2
Jul 34% 0 5.4
Aug 34% 0 5.5
Sep 28% 0 3.8
Oct 19% 6.4 3
Nov 17% 0 2.6
Dec 24% 20.5 2.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 6.6
Feb 16 86.1 3.6
Mar 16 53.6 4.3
Apr 19 39.9 4.8
May 29 3.3 9.1
Jun 34 7.9 13.2
Jul 34 0 13.7
Aug 34 0 14
Sep 28 0 9.7
Oct 19 16.3 7.6
Nov 17 0 6.6
Dec 24 52.1 7.4

 

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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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

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

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 2.9 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.9 Barely noticeable 9.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.1 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
May 4.7 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.1 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Jul 5.3 Light breeze 11.8 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.9 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Oct 4 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.3 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 61.7%
Feb 57.2%
Mar 55.4%
Apr 55.3%
May 60.9%
Jun 66.2%
Jul 64.8%
Aug 67.5%
Sep 69.7%
Oct 67.1%
Nov 65.9%
Dec 66.6%

 

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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