The best times to visit St.Gallen Canton for ideal weather are
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
St.Gallen Canton Travel Guide
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Weather in St.Gallen Canton
Average temperatures in St.Gallen Canton 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 St.Gallen Canton, 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 50.2°F (10.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 40.4°F (4.7°C) at night.
St.Gallen Canton Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
St.Gallen Canton 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.
St.Gallen Canton Perceived Temperature (F)
St.Gallen Canton Perceived Temperature (C)
Average St.Gallen Canton 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 St.Gallen Canton are April, October, 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 April. For example, on the week of April 9th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.
When can you find snow in St.Gallen Canton? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in St.Gallen Canton is often around around December 17th 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 St.Gallen Canton.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in St.Gallen Canton (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
St.Gallen Canton has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (58.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (82.7%).
Wind in St.Gallen Canton is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 15.9 knots (18.3 MPH or 29.4 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 28.7 knots, which is considered high wind or moderate gale winds.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in St.Gallen Canton.
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||14.9||Significant breeze||25.7||Very strong breeze|
|Feb||14||Significant breeze||23.7||Very strong breeze|
|Mar||13.2||Significant breeze||23.1||Very strong breeze|
|Apr||9.5||Gentle breeze||18.6||Strong breeze|
|May||9.8||Gentle breeze||19.2||Very strong breeze|
|Jun||9.1||Gentle breeze||18.5||Strong breeze|
|Jul||9.4||Gentle breeze||19.1||Very strong breeze|
|Aug||9.4||Gentle breeze||19.1||Strong breeze|
|Sep||9.5||Gentle breeze||18.8||Very strong breeze|
|Oct||11.4||Significant breeze||20.7||Strong breeze|
|Nov||14.1||Significant breeze||24.4||Very strong breeze|
|Dec||15.9||Significant breeze||27||Very strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to St.Gallen Canton?
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 St.Gallen Canton, 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 St.Gallen Canton 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
Overall St.Gallen Canton Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 40.6°F (4.8°C) and 24.6°F (-4.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see the most precipitation with 13 to 16 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in St.Gallen Canton, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 44.8°F (7.1°C) and 25.9°F (-3.4°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 12 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 St.Gallen Canton to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 26.9°F (-2.8°C) and 20.3°F (-6.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 13 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.