The best times to visit Engelberg for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 9th

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

 

 


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Weather in Engelberg

Temperature

Average temperatures in Engelberg vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 18th 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 Engelberg, 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 71°F (21.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.7°F (10.9°C) at night.

Engelberg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Engelberg 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.

Engelberg Perceived Temperature (F)

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Engelberg Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Engelberg 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 35.4 29.4 23
Feb 35.8 28.9 22.1
Mar 44.4 36.2 29
Apr 55 45.2 36.4
May 60.7 50.9 42.3
Jun 66 56.7 48.5
Jul 69.6 59.6 51.2
Aug 68.6 59.2 51.4
Sep 60.9 52.1 44.9
Oct 53.7 45.6 39
Nov 45.2 38 31.8
Dec 36.4 30.6 24.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.9 -1.4 -5
Feb 2.1 -1.7 -5.5
Mar 6.9 2.3 -1.7
Apr 12.8 7.3 2.4
May 15.9 10.5 5.7
Jun 18.9 13.7 9.2
Jul 20.9 15.3 10.7
Aug 20.3 15.1 10.8
Sep 16.1 11.2 7.2
Oct 12.1 7.6 3.9
Nov 7.3 3.3 -0.1
Dec 2.4 -0.8 -4.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Engelberg are April, February, 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 June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Engelberg? 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 Engelberg is often around around February 12th 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 Engelberg.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Engelberg (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 27% 14.6 3.1
Feb 23% 30.6 2
Mar 28% 14.1 3.1
Apr 23% 2 3.4
May 41% 0 6.8
Jun 46% 0 7.7
Jul 44% 0 8.7
Aug 41% 0 7.3
Sep 30% 0 5.1
Oct 26% 0 4.3
Nov 25% 7.6 3.5
Dec 33% 9.3 3.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 27 37.1 7.9
Feb 23 77.7 5.1
Mar 28 35.8 7.9
Apr 23 5.1 8.6
May 41 0 17.3
Jun 46 0 19.6
Jul 44 0 22.1
Aug 41 0 18.5
Sep 30 0 13
Oct 26 0 10.9
Nov 25 19.3 8.9
Dec 33 23.6 9.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Engelberg has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (61.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (78.2%).

Wind in Engelberg is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 3.8 knots (4.3 MPH or 7 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 10.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 2.5 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Feb 2.7 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Mar 3.3 Barely noticeable 8.1 Light breeze
Apr 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
May 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.1 Light breeze
Jun 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.4 Barely noticeable 8.7 Light breeze
Aug 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 3 Barely noticeable 7.9 Light breeze
Oct 2.8 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.7 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Dec 2.5 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.4%
Feb 70.1%
Mar 65.2%
Apr 61.4%
May 67.2%
Jun 73%
Jul 71.8%
Aug 75.3%
Sep 78.2%
Oct 76.5%
Nov 72.1%
Dec 72.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Engelberg?

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 Engelberg, 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 Engelberg 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 slightly 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 Engelberg Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 63.5°F (17.5°C) and 39.9°F (4.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 13 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 13 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Engelberg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 64.1°F (17.8°C) and 37.2°F (2.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 9 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 Engelberg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 41°F (5°C) and 32.1°F (0.1°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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