20 DecLocal Time: 16:27 CET UK Time: 15:27 GMT
- Sunrise 08:08
- Sunset 16:42
- Moonrise 19:58
- Moonset 09:44
|Temp feels like:||4°c (39.2°f)|
|Length of Day:||12h 07m|
|Dew Point:||-2 °c (26°f)|
|Pressure:||30.42 " (1030 hpa)|
Average for December: -11°c (12.2°f)
Fri 20 Dec0°C (32°F)Night 0°C (32°F)
Sat 21 Dec0°C (32°F)Night 0°C (32°F)
Sun 22 Dec0°C (32°F)Night 0°C (32°F)
Mon 23 Dec0°C (32°F)Night 0°C (32°F)
Weather Overview for Grindelwald
Grindelwald is a beautiful holiday resort in Switzerland. Here, you will find breathtaking mountain views, clear blue lakes and activities to suit all tastes, whether it’s excursions, hiking, cave-exploring or a vast choice of sports to suit everyone. There is something for all ages to enjoy, from Teddyland for small children, bungee jumping for adrenaline junkies and museums.
Due to the mountain range lying on the northern side of the Alps, the weather forecast is often extremely cold so please remember to pack plenty of thick socks, woolly jumpers and warm clothing! However, there are walking and climbing shops in Grindelwald where you can purchase the right equipment. With fields of fruit trees and maples and pretty houses, Grindelwald is truly a beautiful place regardless of its all-year round cold climate. Its panoramic landscape has been awarded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Summer in Grindelwald is the ‘warmest’ time of year (but still very cold), with an average high temperature of 0°C in June and 2°C in July. August is the warmest month of the year with an average high of a chilly 3°C. The average lows for the summer months are all below 0°C: -4°C in June and -2°C in July and August. Grindelwald offers summer sports such as mountain biking, tennis, fishing, golf and Nordic walking (which consists of walking with skiing-like poles).
Autumn is colder still with temperatures of 0°C or below. The month of September has an average high of 0°C and an average low of -4°C. October becomes even cooler with an average high of -3°C and an average low of -7°C. November is the coldest autumn month in Grindelwald, with its average high dropping down to -8°C and an average low at a freezing -11°C.
Winter is typically Grindelwald’s coldest season. December and January have an average high of -10°C and February’s average high is -11°C. The average lows for winter are -13°C in December and -14°C in January. February tends to be the coldest month of the year with an average low of -16°C. January is a wonderful time to visit Grindelwald with its Snow Festival. It is held at the natural skating rink in the heart of Grindelwald. Teams arrive in Grindelwald from across the globe to make ice and snow sculptures during one week – you will be amazed at just what can be created (not just snowmen!).
Spring begins to warm up slightly. As the season continues, temperatures rise (but are still very cold!). March has an average high of -10°C and an average low of -14°C. The average high for April rises considerably to -3°C and March’s average low is -12°C. -8 is the average high for May and its average low is a slightly cooler -7.
Whatever the season in Grindelwald, there are plenty of hiking opportunities to be found around the beautiful area. More than 186 miles of marked mountain paths are ready to be walked on. Its snowy landscapes provide suitable environment for snow sports like skiing, snowboarding, curling and ice skating. But warning: the forecast will almost definitely be cold so remember to come prepared! If it is raining, or the weather outside is too cold for your tastes, you can visit the indoor sports centre. Relax and warm up with its indoor pool, water slide (that all ages can enjoy!), sauna, steam-bath and foot spa. For more daring visitors, there are activities such as paragliding and river rafting.