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The climate of Basel: when to go to Basel

The climate of the city of Basel is a continental climate, but due to its location Basel enjoys the warmest and less foggy and less rainy climate in Switzerland.

The average minimum temperatures are normally below zero in the months between December and February. The average minimum winter temperatures in Basel vary between -1 ° C and 0 ° C, the average maximum winter temperatures vary between 4 ° C in January and 6 ° C in February. In summer, the rainiest period, the maximum average temperatures vary between 25 ° C and 22 ° C, while the average minimum summer temperatures vary between 14 ° C and 10 ° C.

The rains are well distributed throughout the year, although the months with the least rainfall are between September and April. The summer months are the rainiest months of the year. The average annual total of rainfall is around 842 mm per year. Basel has an average of 120 rainy days per year, with monthly changes from over 12 rainy days in May to 8 rainy days in February. The hours of sunshine are only 1637 per year.

Snow is frequent in winter, usually falls in the months between November and March, the average snowfall is about 37 cm per year, February is the month in which most snow falls on average, on average over 11 cm. In one year the city has an average of 11 days of snow.

WHEN TO GO TO BASEL

The city of Basel can be visited all year round, but the visit is certainly more pleasant when the temperatures are warmer and more pleasant, that is, in the months of spring and summer.

THE BASEL CLIMATE: CLIMATIC TABLES

BASEL (254 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days (snowy days)
January-1,14,5479,3 (3,0)
February-0,56,4458,4 (2,9)
March2,511,2559,8 (1,3)
April5,115,26410,2 (0,2)
May9,219,69912,4
June12,422,98610,9
July14,525,39110,2
August14,224,7809,9
September10,920,3788,8
October7,415,27310,1 (0,1)
November2,78,75910,0 (1,0)
December0,15,26610,4 (2,6)
YEAR6,514,9842120,4 (11,1)

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