The best times to visit Pontresina for ideal weather are
January 22nd 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.
Pontresina Travel Guide
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Weather in Pontresina
Average temperatures in Pontresina vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 13th 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 Pontresina, 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 67.9°F (19.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 41.7°F (5.4°C) at night.
Pontresina Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Pontresina 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.
Pontresina Perceived Temperature (F)
Pontresina Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Pontresina 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 Pontresina are February, March, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.
When can you find snow in Pontresina? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Pontresina 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 Pontresina.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Pontresina (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
Pontresina has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (56% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (69%).
Wind in Pontresina is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by July and August. May’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.1 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 14.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Pontresina.
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||3||Barely noticeable||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.6||Barely noticeable||10||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.3||Light breeze||11||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.7||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|May||5.5||Light breeze||13.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.3||Light breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.4||Light breeze||13.9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.3||Light breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||4.7||Light breeze||13.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.2||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||3.3||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.1||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Pontresina?
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 Pontresina, Switzerland is May, followed by June and March. 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 Pontresina 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
Overall Pontresina Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 58.2°F (14.6°C) and 36.7°F (2.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 8 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Pontresina, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 60.9°F (16.1°C) and 33.8°F (1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 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 Pontresina to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.4°F (3.6°C) and 27.4°F (-2.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.