The best times to visit Schaffhausen for ideal weather are

May 21st to October 7th

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

 

 


Other Schaffhausen Travel Info

Weather in Schaffhausen

Temperature

Average temperatures in Schaffhausen 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 30th 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 Schaffhausen, 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 78.4°F (25.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.3°F (14.6°C) at night.

Schaffhausen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Schaffhausen 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.

Schaffhausen Perceived Temperature (F)

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Schaffhausen Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Schaffhausen 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 38.6 34.2 30
Feb 40.9 34.4 28.8
Mar 51.3 42.3 34.6
Apr 61.7 51.5 42
May 67.5 57.6 48.9
Jun 73.3 63.8 55
Jul 76.8 66.6 57.5
Aug 75.6 65.6 57
Sep 67.2 57.8 50.2
Oct 57.1 49.7 43.7
Nov 46.4 41.3 36.6
Dec 38.8 34.5 30.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 3.7 1.2 -1.1
Feb 4.9 1.3 -1.8
Mar 10.7 5.7 1.4
Apr 16.5 10.8 5.6
May 19.7 14.2 9.4
Jun 22.9 17.7 12.8
Jul 24.9 19.2 14.2
Aug 24.2 18.7 13.9
Sep 19.6 14.3 10.1
Oct 13.9 9.8 6.5
Nov 8 5.2 2.6
Dec 3.8 1.4 -1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Schaffhausen are April, September, and then February. 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 late July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Schaffhausen? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Schaffhausen.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Schaffhausen (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 24% 0 2.7
Feb 19% 0 1.8
Mar 20% 0 1.9
Apr 17% 0 2.2
May 29% 0 3.4
Jun 26% 0 3.8
Jul 32% 0 5
Aug 25% 0 3.5
Sep 18% 0 2.4
Oct 21% 0 2.4
Nov 22% 0 2.8
Dec 27% 0 3.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 0 6.9
Feb 19 0 4.6
Mar 20 0 4.8
Apr 17 0 5.6
May 29 0 8.6
Jun 26 0 9.7
Jul 32 0 12.7
Aug 25 0 8.9
Sep 18 0 6.1
Oct 21 0 6.1
Nov 22 0 7.1
Dec 27 0 9.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Schaffhausen has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (83%).

Wind in Schaffhausen is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and December. March’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.1 MPH or 13.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 6.8 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Feb 6.6 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Mar 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
May 6.2 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jun 5.6 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.7 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Aug 5.6 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 10.6 Significant breeze
Oct 5.6 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.2 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Dec 6.8 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79.3%
Feb 70.8%
Mar 60.2%
Apr 54.1%
May 59.6%
Jun 60.9%
Jul 61.2%
Aug 65.1%
Sep 70.8%
Oct 78.1%
Nov 82.2%
Dec 83%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Schaffhausen?

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 Schaffhausen, 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 Schaffhausen 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 Schaffhausen Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.7°F (21.5°C) and 47.6°F (8.7°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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Schaffhausen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 70.8°F (21.6°C) and 40.1°F (4.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Schaffhausen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.6°F (8.7°C) and 36.3°F (2.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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