Geneva Weather July Averages, Switzerland
What's the Weather Like in Geneva in July
Average temperatures reach their annual peak in the city of Geneva during July. Though certain variations are always possible, daily minimum and maximum temperatures are almost constant. Low temperatures tend to vary between 10C (50F) and 18C (64.4F), but are centered on 13C (55.4F) most often. Daily highs may fluctuate from 19C (66.2F) to 32C (89.6F), being around 26C (78.8F), in general. This time of year, Geneva, Switzerland, is a cooler destination than Barcelona, Spain, not so much in regard to daily highs as considering daily lows.
The projection of daily temperatures on the graph reveals that the average day in July features three different periods cool, comfortable and warm. The cool interval (up to 18C/64.4F) takes place late at night throughout July, approx. from 1 am to 9:30 am. It feels comfortable (up to 24C/75.2F) from around 9:30 am to around 3 pm, and then again from 9 pm until 1 am. Late afternoons and early evenings are reserved for the warm interval.
The duration of sunshine continues to increase in Geneva in the midsummer month. The city enjoys somewhat less than 10 sunny hours per day, which is approximately 63% of daytime hours. The possibility of overcast or mostly cloudy weather decreases from 37% (July 1) to 33% (July 31). Typically, nights are a bit more likely to feature cloud cover than days.
As the cloud cover disperses, less rain falls in the multi-cultural city of Geneva in July. On average, this Swiss destination receives between 60 mm/2.36 in and 70 mm/2.76 in of rainfall across 8 or 9 rainy days. Note, however, that thunderstorms are likely to occur this time of year due to the Azores High (Azores anticyclone). These storms usually take place during afternoons. Then, the chance of precipitation is considerably higher than during the other times of the day. Finally, the possibility for rain to fall drops in the course of July from 34% to 30%.
The average wind speed doesn't vary to a large extent in Ville de Genève in this period. It decreases from 2.6 m/s to 2.5 m/s during the month of July. Days (up to 3.8 m/s) are considerably windier than nights (down to 1.9 m/s). Mid-afternoon (3 pm) is the windiest time of the day while early morning (between 6 am and 7 am) is the calmest.
This destination may feature varied humidity conditions during July, from dry to humid. The chances of dry or comfortable conditions are comparatively higher than of humid, though.
Sunrise and sunset
Days get shorter in this Swiss destination with the passage of days in July. July 1 has 15:40 hours of daylight, from 5:49 am to 9:29 pm. On July 31, daybreak occurs at 6:15 am while sunset takes place 14:52 hours later, at 9:07 pm.
Extraordinary weather occurrences
Although average temperatures are at their highest in the Swiss city of Geneva in July, uncharacteristically low temperatures at night are a possibility. It isn't unheard of for these to decrease below 10C (50F) in summer.
In case of heavy showers this time of year, mountain rivers might swell and cause flooding.
Geneva Hotels in July
Midsummer is the high tourist season in Geneva and, hence, hotel rates and airfare deals are high. Still, you can achieve certain savings if your stay spans weekend. Since many business travelers, who book most overnight stays, aren't in the city then, hotel prices are somewhat lower. Furthermore, you eliminate the public transportation costs since every guest of the hotel benefits of the free Geneva Transportation Card.
Hotel Eden is a 3-star hotel, located near the UN headquarters and within a walking distance to the city center. It disposes of standard, superior and family rooms and junior suites. Units are soundproof and equipped with air-conditioners, internet access, private bathroom, safety deposit boxes and TVs with satellite channels. An on-site restaurant serves French and international food.
3-star Hotel Edelweiss features an attractive location in regard to the top tourist areas in Geneva, Switzerland. Rooms and suites feature free wireless internet, minibars and air-conditioners, and guests benefit of the 24/7 room service. Banquet and business facilities and a restaurant are complimentary facilities of Hotel Edelweiss.
Eastwest Hotel is a 4-star property within a walking distance to most top attractions of the city. Rooms and suites feature various amenities, including free Wi-Fi, cable TV, coffeemakers, working areas and air-conditioning. A bar, restaurant, fitness center, sauna and a library are additional facilities.
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues is a 5-star establishment located in the downtown area. Therefore, it is near Lake Geneva and other top tourist points of interest. All accommodation units boast garden, city or lake views. The hotel adds various facilities and amenities, including fitness facilities, a pool, spa, business center and Wi-Fi. The on-site restaurant serves Italian cuisine.
Bars and restaurants
The dining scene in the multi-cultural city of Geneva matches its cosmopolitan character. In this city of Switzerland, you will find diverse options in terms of dietary requirements. It isn't the exaggeration to say that specialties of almost all well- and lesser-known cuisines throughout the world are available here.
Sphere Elvis Billiards Lounge Bar & Food
Sphere Elvis Billiards Lounge Bar & Food is a popular bar where you can enjoy various activities besides dining. Billiard tables, digital screens for watching sporting events and pinball machines offer entertainment. As for dining, the house serves pizzas, pastas, burgers, cocktails and whiskeys among other types of food and beverages. Opening hours are from 5 pm to 1 pm/2 pm on a daily basis.
Baï toey is a mid-range Thai restaurant. The tiny eatery is somewhat sidelined from tourist routes, but many patrons find it worth the effort. Since the restaurant gets fully occupied with ease, make sure to make an advanced reservation. Pad Thai and dim sum are some dishes you should consider ordering. Opening hours of Baï toey are from 11:30 am to 11 pm (Mon-Fri) and between 5:30 pm and 10 pm on Sunday.
Café du Soleil
Café du Soleil is the oldest restaurant in the Swiss city of Geneva, established some 4 centuries ago. And it is one of the best dining venues here for eating authentic Swiss Fondue. This time of year, you can enjoy this outstanding dish on an outdoor terrace. The restaurant is open daily from 7 am (10 am on weekends) to midnight (11 pm on Sunday). Advanced reservations are highly recommended.
Café de la Place
Café de la Place is a high-end dining venue serving French specialties "enriched" with Southern European accents. The house prepares inventive dishes that most customers rate as very delicious. Café de la Place is open on workdays in two shifts from noon to 1:30 pm and from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.
Things to do in Geneva in July
Geneva Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Geneva Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a pleasant and tranquil complex with plant species blooming at different seasons. The complex consists of themed areas, some of which are greenhouses, Ethnobotanical Gardens and the Winter Garden. Many visitors think of the Winter Garden as the highlight here. Furthermore, the Herbarium, with around 6 million fungi and plants, is among the largest herbariums in the world. While getting around, you can examine birds in ponds, sheep and goats, and animal statues.
Geneva Lake is the largest body of water in Central Europe. Its surface is 852 km2/225 mi, while the maximum depth of the lake is over 150 meters/500 feet. Furthermore, around 60% of Lake Geneva is in Switzerland, while the remaining share lies in France. Called by the Celts the "Large Water" (Lem an), the lake is also referred to as "Lac Leman."
By being in the city of Geneva, you are likely to cross over the Mont Blanc Bridge sooner or later. The bridge spans the confluence of the River Rhone, and you can see Jet L'Eau, one of the city's top attractions, from there.
Taking place at the beginning of July, the Lake Parade is one of the most popular public events in the destination. It features descriptive costumes, decorated trucks with loudspeakers, dancing performances and a party mood. The highlight of this techno parade is when the party trucks arrive at Gustave-Ador Quai after parading around Geneva Lake. Once there, they transform themselves into dance floors.