The best times to visit Gruyeres 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.
Gruyeres Travel Guide
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Weather in Gruyeres
Average temperatures in Gruyeres 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 Gruyeres, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 59°F (15°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 46.5°F (8.1°C) at night.
Gruyeres Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Gruyeres Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Gruyeres Perceived Temperature (F)
Gruyeres Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Gruyeres 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gruyeres are January, November, 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 January. For example, on the week of January 8th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 14th.
When can you find snow in Gruyeres? 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 Gruyeres 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 Gruyeres.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gruyeres (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Gruyeres has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (55.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (77.5%).
Wind in Gruyeres is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 13.1 knots (15.1 MPH or 24.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 23.4 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gruyeres.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||11.7||Significant breeze||20.1||Strong breeze|
|Feb||10.4||Gentle breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Mar||10.2||Gentle breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Apr||7.9||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|May||8.5||Gentle breeze||16.4||Strong breeze|
|Jun||8.1||Gentle breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.6||Gentle breeze||15.3||Strong breeze|
|Aug||8.4||Gentle breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.6||Gentle breeze||15.7||Strong breeze|
|Oct||9.3||Gentle breeze||16.6||Significant breeze|
|Nov||11.3||Significant breeze||19.4||Strong breeze|
|Dec||13.1||Significant breeze||21.6||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Gruyeres?
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 Gruyeres, Switzerland is June, followed by August and April. 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 Gruyeres in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Gruyeres Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 50.4°F (10.2°C) and 31.7°F (-0.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 8 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Gruyeres, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 54.1°F (12.3°C) and 32.5°F (0.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 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 Gruyeres to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 34.6°F (1.4°C) and 28.8°F (-1.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.