The best times to visit Zermatt for ideal weather are

January 8th 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.



Other Zermatt Travel Info

Weather in Zermatt


Average temperatures in Zermatt vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 14th 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 Zermatt, 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 68.3°F (20.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 47.2°F (8.4°C) at night.

Zermatt Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Zermatt Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Zermatt Perceived Temperature (F)


Zermatt Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Zermatt 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 33.1 25 18.8
Feb 34 25.1 18.3
Mar 42 32.4 25.1
Apr 51.7 41 32.5
May 56.8 46.5 37.9
Jun 63.8 53.3 44.4
Jul 67.4 56.3 47
Aug 66.6 55.7 46.9
Sep 59.8 49.1 41.2
Oct 52.4 42 34.9
Nov 42.2 33.4 27.5
Dec 33.6 26.1 20.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.6 -3.9 -7.3
Feb 1.1 -3.8 -7.6
Mar 5.6 0.2 -3.8
Apr 10.9 5 0.3
May 13.8 8.1 3.3
Jun 17.7 11.8 6.9
Jul 19.7 13.5 8.3
Aug 19.2 13.2 8.3
Sep 15.4 9.5 5.1
Oct 11.3 5.6 1.6
Nov 5.7 0.8 -2.5
Dec 0.9 -3.3 -6.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Zermatt are February, March, and then October. 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 May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Zermatt? 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 Zermatt.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Zermatt (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 0 1.6
Feb 11% 0 0.9
Mar 12% 0 1.3
Apr 13% 0 1.9
May 25% 0 3.8
Jun 25% 0 2.9
Jul 22% 0 2.8
Aug 25% 0 3.1
Sep 15% 0 1.5
Oct 13% 0 1.4
Nov 17% 0 2.6
Dec 19% 0 2.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 0 4.1
Feb 11 0 2.3
Mar 12 0 3.3
Apr 13 0 4.8
May 25 0 9.7
Jun 25 0 7.4
Jul 22 0 7.1
Aug 25 0 7.9
Sep 15 0 3.8
Oct 13 0 3.6
Nov 17 0 6.6
Dec 19 0 5.3


Humidity and Wind

Zermatt has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (45.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (59.9%).

Wind in Zermatt is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 4.3 knots (5 MPH or 8 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 May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 2.3 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
Feb 2.7 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.2 Barely noticeable 9.5 Light breeze
Apr 3.8 Barely noticeable 11.4 Significant breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 12.3 Light breeze
Jun 4.3 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Jul 4.3 Light breeze 12.5 Light breeze
Aug 3.8 Barely noticeable 11.6 Significant breeze
Sep 3.6 Barely noticeable 11.2 Light breeze
Oct 3.1 Barely noticeable 9.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.5 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Dec 2.3 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 50.7%
Feb 47.7%
Mar 46.7%
Apr 45.1%
May 53.1%
Jun 56.6%
Jul 56.1%
Aug 58.8%
Sep 59.9%
Oct 58.4%
Nov 57.6%
Dec 55.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Zermatt?

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 Zermatt, 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 Zermatt 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

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 53 in October means 53% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Zermatt Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 60°F (15.6°C) and 39.2°F (4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Zermatt, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 63.2°F (17.3°C) and 36°F (2.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 Zermatt to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 39.2°F (4°C) and 30.9°F (-0.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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