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    Geneva weather and climate in 2024

    Switzerland

    Geneva weather and climate in 2024

     

    Day

    20 °C

     

    Night

    9 °C

     

    Precipitation

    88 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    14 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    15 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    70 %

     

    Day

    20 °C

     

    Night

    9 °C

     

    Precipitation

    88 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    14 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    15 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    70 %

    Overview: Geneva
    The city of Geneva, nestled in Switzerland, is renowned for its temperate and agreeable climate conditions. A typical year sees day temperature fluctuations, with the chilliest days in January presenting an average high of 5 °C (40 °F) and a warm peak in July where temperatures can soar to an average of 26 °C (80 °F). The warmest nights are also in July, averaging 14 °C (58 °F), whereas the coldest nights hit January with a mean low of -1 °C (29 °F). When it comes to precipitation, September stands out as the driest month, generally seeing rain on only 11 days, while May tends to be the wettest with up to 14 days of rainfall. Furthermore, Geneva experiences its highest humidity in January with an average of 82 %, and the wind speed reaches its zenith in March at an average of 3 m/s.

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    Last week's weather in Geneva

    Average daily temperature during the week of 22 April 2024 - 28 April 2024 was 13 °C (55 °F), average minimal (night) temperature was 4 °C (39 °F). Both the daily and night temperatures in Geneva are slightly below the long-term average, which is around 16 °C (61 °F) and 6 °C (43 °F) respectively. The average temperatures observed during different times of day (based on local time) were as below: 7am 6 °C (43 °F), 10am 9 °C (48 °F), 1pm 11 °C (52 °F), 4pm 11 °C (52 °F), 7pm 11 °C (52 °F), 10pm 8 °C (46 °F).

    During this week: 3 days without rain, 2 days with light rain and 2 days with moderate rain were observed. Geneva received 17 mm (0.67 in) of precipitation throughout the week, which is roughly same as its long-term average of 18 mm (0.71 in). The average cloud coverage during the daytime (from dawn to dusk) was 58 %.

    An average wind speed of 3.3 m/s was recorded. North and North-East were the dominant wind direction(s). The air pressure was 1005 hpa - 1019 hpa. The average air humidity was 66 % in Geneva.

    On average, there were 3 hours clear skies, 3.5 hours partially overcast skies, 5.5 hours overcast skies and 3 hours rainy weather during the daytime (from dawn to dusk). The sunrise on average occurred at 06:30, and the sunset occurred at 20:35.

    Weather overview for Geneva

    Weather overview

    The city of Geneva, nestled in Switzerland, is renowned for its temperate and agreeable climate conditions. A typical year sees day temperature fluctuations, with the chilliest days in January presenting an average high of 5 °C (40 °F) and a warm peak in July where temperatures can soar to an average of 26 °C (80 °F). The warmest nights are also in July, averaging 14 °C (58 °F), whereas the coldest nights hit January with a mean low of -1 °C (29 °F). When it comes to precipitation, September stands out as the driest month, generally seeing rain on only 11 days, while May tends to be the wettest with up to 14 days of rainfall. Furthermore, Geneva experiences its highest humidity in January with an average of 82 %, and the wind speed reaches its zenith in March at an average of 3 m/s.

    January weather

    In January, the cool days in Geneva exhibit a minimum average temperature of 5 °C (40 °F), while the nights are considerably colder, reaching an average low of -1 °C (29 °F). Rains tend to lessen this month, with the precipitation volume being 83 mm (3.27 in). Elevated humidity levels are a hallmark, peaking at an average of 82 %.

    February weather

    A gradual warming trend is starting in February with day and night temperatures inching upward, the latter sits at an average of -1 °C (31 °F). This month also marks a continued decline in rainfall, with precipitation figures around 71 mm (2.81 in), and there is a notable reduction in the count of rainy days.

    March weather

    March sees a further increase in day temperatures, averaging at 11 °C (53 °F), with night temperatures rising modestly to 2 °C (35 °F). Geneva endures its greatest wind speeds this month, averaging 3 m/s, while the amount of sunshine begins to climb appreciably, reaching approximately 4 hours.

    April weather

    April's climate growth trajectory in Geneva remains, especially with an average night temperature measured at 5 °C (41 °F). This month marks the least amount of rainfall observed, noted at 71 mm (2.80 in). The hours of sunlight continue their ascent, recorded at 5 hours.

    May weather

    May brings further temperature rise, welcoming tourist season as the day averages 20 °C (68 °F) and the night 9 °C (49 °F). The city sees an uptick in rainfall to 88 mm (3.47 in), marking the zenith of rainy days at an average of 14 days. Daylight stretches to 6 hours of unclouded sun.

    June weather

    June continues to bask in the rising tourist activity with day temperatures reaching an average high of 24 °C (74 °F), and the night doesn't fall far behind at 12 °C (54 °F). The sunny hours stretch longer, noted at 7 hours, while the number of rainy days start to dip, averaging 13 days.

    July weather

    The peak of the summer in July means tourists experience the highest day temperatures, averaging 26 °C (80 °F), along with the warmest nights at 14 °C (58 °F). The rainy days begin to subside, average just about 11 days, and the hours of unobstructed sunshine are most plentiful now at 8 hours.

    August weather

    August signals the beginning of the decline in day temperatures, though they remain high at an average of 25 °C (78 °F), and the nights follow suit, retiring at 14 °C (57 °F). The descending trend in rainfall persists with fewer rainy days, averaging 11 days, and the hours of sunshine begin to wane.

    September weather

    September, with the waning tourist season, sees a continued drop in day temperatures, averaging 21 °C (69 °F), and nights cool down to an average of 11 °C (51 °F). The rise in rainfall marks its start with figures at 97 mm (3.83 in), but it remains the month with the fewest number of rainy days at 11 days. The sunlight availability continues to diminish, noted at 6 hours.

    October weather

    In October, Geneva receives a bit more rainfall, as observed by the average of 100 mm (3.95 in), while the number of rainy days climbs to 11 days. Temperatures continue their downward trend during the day, reaching 15 °C (60 °F), and nights cool to 7 °C (45 °F). The duration of sunshine shortens further, documented at 4 hours.

    November weather

    The rainfall quantity notably decreases to 90 mm (3.56 in) in November, while Geneva experiences a further temperature drop, reaching an average maximum of 9 °C (48 °F) during the day and an average low of 3 °C (37 °F) at night. The hours of sunlight dwindle, down to 2 hours.

    December weather

    December heralds the onset of the festive season and presents the first signs of winter with climbing rainfall, averaged at 96 mm (3.80 in), and temperatures sliding further to a daytime average of 5 °C (42 °F) and a nighttime low of 0 °C (32 °F). The scant daylight is shortest now, tallying only 1 hour.

    FAQs

    What is the average night temperature in Geneva in January?

    In January, Geneva's nights are quite cool, with temperatures averaging at -1 °C (29 °F)

    Is February a dry month in Geneva?

    No, February is not considered dry in Geneva, but it's part of a period with decreased rainfall, receiving about 71 mm (2.81 in) on average.

    What changes can be observed in Geneva's weather in March?

    March in Geneva is characterized by a noticeable increase in daily temperatures, a slight temperature rise at night, the year's highest wind speeds, and more abundant sunshine.

    How does Geneva's climate change in April?

    April heralds a sustained temperature increase both during the day and at night, experiences minimal rainfall, and enjoys progressively longer periods of sunshine.

    What's the likelihood of encountering rain in May in Geneva?

    In May, there's a high chance of rain in Geneva, with an average of 14 days seeing rainfall.

    How does the weather in Geneva make for tourist activities in June?

    With warmer days, comfortably cool nights, and plenty of sunshine, June in Geneva is ideal for tourists.

    Can visitors enjoy beach activities in Geneva in July?

    Yes, July's peak warmth in Geneva lends itself to perfect beach weather for visitors.

    What is characteristic of Geneva's climate in August?

    August in Geneva is characterized by warm days, mild nights, and a slight decrease in rainfall and sunshine hours as summer starts to cool down.

    Is September a comfortable month for tourism in Geneva?

    September remains quite pleasant for tourism in Geneva, despite the gradual drop in temperatures and the increase in rainfall.

    What weather should one expect in Geneva during October?

    Expect cooler temperatures and more frequent rains in Geneva throughout October, with reduced sunshine hours.

    As winter approaches, how does Geneva's climate transition in November?

    November in Geneva is marked by a chill in the air, with decreasing temperatures and sunlight, foreshadowing the winter season.

    How does December's climate affect outdoor holiday activities in Geneva?

    December's chilly climate and limited sunshine in Geneva may restrict outdoor activities, but it's perfect for enjoying the winter holiday ambience.

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