24 MayLocal Time: 03:01 CEST UK Time: 02:01 BST
- Sunrise 05:54
- Sunset 21:11
- Moonrise 19:19
- Moonset 04:34
|Temp feels like:||6°c (42.8°f)|
|Length of Day:||8h 36m|
|Dew Point:||2 °c (36°f)|
|Pressure:||29.86 " (1011 hpa)|
Average for May: 13°c (55.4°f)
Weather Overview for Geneva
Summer, between June and September, enjoys an ideal level of heat. The average high temperature gets to 22°C in June then peaks at 25°C in July; August is only slightly cooler at 24°C and September is still at 20°C. It cools off considerably at night which can be pleasantly refreshing. It can get into the high 20s during the day but the southwest winds coming up the valley usually keep conditions comfortable.
Rain falls quite frequently in short showers which are sometimes thunderstorms towards the end of the season. Sunshine levels peak in July at eight hours per day; June and August are still very sunny but September only sees six hours per day. The lake is warm enough for swimming; it is usually warmer towards the west.
Autumn, in October and November, cools down quickly. Conditions are very changeable and worsen as the season progresses. The average high temperature falls to 14°C in October and 8°C in November, and the average low to 5°C and 2°C respectively. From the beginning of the season you’ll need a light coat and by the end you’ll be piling the layers on. In November it can fall below freezing at night. While rainfall does not alter much, clouds come to dominate the sky. Sunshine levels reduce to four hours per day in October and two in November.
Winter, from December till February, is rather chilly. January is the coldest month with an average high of 4°C and an average low of -2°C, though December and February are barely warmer. These temperatures are hardly extreme but the north and northeast winds that prevail in winter and blow down the mountains can make it seem bitterly cold. Precipitation levels do not alter much but precipitation often falls as snow and even sometimes in ice storms. Up on the mountains snow settles for the entire season. Sunshine levels do not improve until February which sees an average of three hours per day.
Spring, between March and May, is mild and bright. The average high temperature gradually improves, getting to 9°C in March, 14°C in April and 18°C in May. Nights are cold; they rarely get above 10°C even at the end of the season. However, the temperature is highly susceptible to sunshine levels which jump up to six hours per day as early as April. From the middle of the season temperatures in the high teens can develop on clear days and in May it can get up to 20°C. Rainfall levels are still moderate and it can suddenly be cool again on grey, blustery days.