Average Temperatures for Switzerland in August





Average temperatures for August at cities throughout Switzerland are listed below in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.

You can jump to a separate table for each part of the country: Eastern, Western, Central and Northern Switzerland.

The tables give the normals for maximum and minimum monthly temperatures based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

Western Switzerland

This section covers the mainly French speaking portion of Switzerland. It includes the area around Lake Geneva and the cantons of Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud.

Some of the weather stations are at high elevations in the Valais (or Pennine) Alps of southwestern Switzerland. Great St. Bernard Pass (Col du Grand St-Bernard) is the highest point on this list at 2472 metres (8110 feet). Also above 1400 metres (or 4600 feet) are the mountain resort towns of Zermatt and Montana.

Average August temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
77 57 Biel / Bienne 25 14
63 47 Evolène 17 8
75 54 Fribourg 24 12
78 57 Geneva (Genève) 26 14
69 50 Grächen 20 10
52 41 Great St. Bernard Pass 11 5
68 49 La Chaux-de-Fonds 20 9
76 61 Lausanne 24 16
68 50 Montana 20 10
76 59 Neuchâtel (Neuenburg) 24 15
76 57 Nyon 25 14
76 55 Payerne 25 13
79 56 Sion (Sitten) 26 13
66 46 Zermatt 19 8

Central & Northern Switzerland

Most places on this list are below 1000 metres (3280 feet) elevation where the weather is relatively mild. A little cooler are the ski resort villages of Adelboden in the Bernese Oberland and Engelberg in Obwalden canton.

The sites here with the coldest weather are two mountain peaks. Säntis, near Schwägalp, at 2502 metres (8209 feet) elevation is the highest point in the Appenzell Alps.

Even higher is the weather station at 3580 metres (11,745 feet), above Jungfraujoch pass of the Bernese Alps, a spot known as the "Top of Europe".

Average daily temperatures in August
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
76 56 Aarau 25 13
66 49 Adelboden 19 9
76 58 Basel 25 14
75 54 Bern (Bären) 24 12
68 50 Engelberg 20 10
74 55 Interlaken 24 13
37 28 Jungfraujoch 3 -2
75 57 Lucerne (Luzern) 24 14
48 39 Säntis 9 4
75 56 Schaffhausen 24 14
70 55 St. Gallen 21 13
74 57 Wädenswil 23 14
76 54 Zürich 24 12

Eastern Switzerland

This list includes two low-elevation cities, Locarno and Lugano, in the canton of Ticino of south-east Switzerland.

Several places here in the canton of Graubünden are mountain resort towns, including Davos, Scuol and Samedan, which sit above 1500 metres (4921 feet) elevation.

There are also two mountains of the Central Eastern Alps. On Weissfluhjoch, a peak in the Plessur Range above Davos, weather is reported from just below the summit, at 2690 metres (8825 feet) elevation. On Piz Corvatsch, near Silvaplana in the Bernina Range, the weather is measured at 3305 metres (10,843 feet).

August temperatures: daily averages
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
61 47 Arosa 16 8
75 56 Chur 24 13
63 45 Davos 17 7
69 51 Disentis / Sedrun 21 11
73 55 Glarus 23 13
79 63 Locarno 26 17
79 63 Lugano 26 17
41 32 Piz Corvatsch 5 0
66 39 Samedan 19 4
63 47 San Bernardino 17 8
72 48 Scuol 22 9
50 38 Weissfluhjoch 10 3
Reference

MeteoSwiss. Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA. Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology. Swiss Climate. Norm values tables.

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