What's the Weather Like in Geneva in June
Daily temperatures are on the steady rise in the multi-cultural city of Geneva in June. Daily lows and daily highs increase for a few degrees Celsius (several degrees Fahrenheit) from the beginning to the end of June. Minimum temperatures tend to range between 6C (42.8F) and 17C (62.6F) this time of year. Maximum temperatures are possible to fluctuate from 15C (59F) to 31C (87.8F), rarely to a greater extent. Yet, average daily temperatures usually vary between 11C (51.8F) and 22C (71.6F) during the first summer month. In the month of June, Geneva, Switzerland, is a somewhat cooler destination than Venice, Italy.
Days in this Swiss city feature two distinctive periods in the month of June comfortable during the day and cool during the night. The interval of pleasant temperatures (over 18C/64.4F) spans the period from around 1 pm to 9 pm at the beginning of the month. By the end of June, it lasts approx. from 10 am to midnight.
The city of Geneva benefits of the prolonged periods of sunny weather in June. On average, this destination has slightly less than 9 sunshine hours per day, which is the share of around 55% of daylight hours. Cloudy conditions are on the significant decline from June 1 to June 30, dropping from 52% to 37%. In general, the possibility of overcast or mostly cloudy weather is higher during the night than during the day.
With the arrival of summer, the season of thunderstorms begins in Geneva, which brings somewhat higher precipitation levels. Typically, the 2nd largest city in Switzerland receives between 80 mm/3.15 in and 100 mm/3.94 in of rainfall in the course of the month. The usual number of rainy days is 10 or 11. Still, the likelihood of the precipitation drops from 39% at the beginning to 34% by the end of June. Thunderstorms, in general, take place in the afternoon, which is the time of the day when the rain is most likely to fall.
Basically, the average speed of the wind barely fluctuates this time of year, dropping from 2.7 m/s to 2.6 m/s (light breeze). Mid-afternoon is the windiest part of the day (up to 3.8 m/s, gentle breeze), while early morning is the calmest (down to 1.9 m/s).
With the average relative humidity of 67%, Ville de Genève is either dry or comfortable destination in June in regard to the humidity levels.
Sunrise and sunset
June 21 is the day with the longest daylight in this city in Switzerland. Then, the sun rises at 5:43 am, setting 15:47 hours later at 9:30 pm. June 1 has the shortest daylight. On that day, sunrise takes place at 5:47 am while sunset occurs at 9:19 pm, 15:31 hours later. June 30 has 15:43 daylight hours, from 5:47 am to 9:30 pm.
Extraordinary weather occurrences
Albeit average daytime temperatures are pleasant this time of year, nights are cool with the tendency to become cold (under 10C/50F).
Geneva Hotels in June
If you wish to benefit of somewhat lower costs for a vacation in the Swiss city of Geneva, June might be the right time. Hotel deals still aren't at their highest, as well as the airline fares. For a few-day stay, better plan coming here for the weekend. Business travelers, who are the most frequent overnight guests, aren't in the city on weekends. Hence, hotel costs are lower then, in general, as strange as this seems.
Ramada Encore Geneva
Ramada Encore Geneva is a 3-star hotel within a few-kilometer distance from the city center. Some in-room amenities are free wireless internet, 2 telephone lines and (optionally) a TV with video. Rooms are soundproof. Other on-site facilities are the parking lot, meeting rooms, a bar and a restaurant.
ibis Geneve Centre Lac
ibis Geneve Centre Lac is another 3-star property. It is near the city's top attractions and Lake Geneva. All rooms feature manually-controlled air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms, while some units boast garden views. The public parking and ibis bar are additional facilities of the hotel.
4-star N'vY Manotel features an excellent location in regard to the downtown of Geneva, Switzerland, and Lake Geneva. The hotel's rooms and suites boast various amenities, including free internet, a Hi-Fi system, TVs with flat screens, safes, air-conditioning and minibars. Additional on-site facilities are a few bars and a restaurant, and banquet and conference facilities.
Hotel President Wilson
Hotel President Wilson is an exclusive, 5-star complex located next to Lake Geneva. It features rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the lake. Guests benefit of Bang & Olufsen TVs, coffee-making machines, upscale bath amenities and high-speed internet among other features. You can dine at a number of dining venues, relax in a spa and a swimming pool, and train in the fitness center here. A beauty salon is also available.
Bars and restaurants
The gastronomic scene of the multi-cultural city of Geneva draws inspiration from French and Italian cuisines. But, if you prefer some other type of cuisine, the second most populous city of Switzerland has a solution for you. Specialties from all over the world are available in this cosmopolitan destination. Just note that prices for dining here may be unpleasantly high, so plan a bigger budget for eating than you would normally do. Most restaurants and bars accept credit cards.
La Petite Reine
La Petite Reine is a popular café among locals and tourists. It features pleasant atmosphere and offers various refreshments in the form of cocktails, local beers and snacks. La Petite Reine has a sunny terrace. The café is open daily from 10:30 am to 1 am (2 am on Friday and Saturday) except on Sunday.
ArtyGlaces is an ice cream and sorbet shop whose products are entirely homemade. Specialties of this house have a high percentage of fruit, no fat and no lactose. You can have ArtyGlaces' ice creams in their shop or on the go. This ice cream shop's opening hours are from 1 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
La Plancha is a restaurant featuring moderate prices. Seafood and burgers are in the menu here, and the restaurant offers daily specials from Monday to Friday. Opening hours are: noon to 3 pm and 7 pm to 2 am on workdays; 7 pm to 2 am on Saturdays.
Bayview is a first-class dining venue serving French culinary specialties. Besides tasty dishes, the restaurant's guests have an opportunity to enjoy a selection of wines and lake views. Bayview features 1 Michelin star and is located in Hotel President Wilson. You can reserve a table at the restaurant via the official website.
Things to do in Geneva in June
Lake Geneva is a popular leisure destination for locals and tourists alike. This lake is the largest Central European lake, called by the Celts "Large Water" or "Lem an." Hence, the other name of Lake Geneva is Lac Leman. Besides relaxing by the lake, you can take boat tours to other settlements, including Lausanne. In the city of Geneva, Jet d'Eau (Water Jet) is among the principal attractions of the city. This 140-meter (460 feet) tall fountain is one of the tallest in the world.
Historic Chillon Castle is one of the most attractive Swiss castles. Located on an islet in Lake Geneva near the French-Swiss border, it oversaw an important trade route for centuries. This medieval-looking castle rests on the foundations dating back to the Roman times, which confirms its strategic importance. The exterior of the Chillon Castle features defensive facilities, such as arrow slits and battlements. Inside the fortified complex, the buildings encircle four small courtyards. The gloomy dungeon, which served as a prison and an armory, is one of the highlights of the castle.
Brunswick Monument is a neo-Gothic masterpiece of Ville de Genève. It is a monument dedicated to Charles d'Este-Guelph, an eccentric duke of Brunswick who was a linguist, musician and chevalier (horseman). After amassing a fortune in Paris, France, he moved to Geneva. Before he died, he bequeathed his wealth to the city under the condition that the city dedicates a grand mausoleum to him. Today, it doesn't seem to be a big deal. However, it raised quite a controversy in 1873 because none mausoleum was built here before this one.
Perle-du-Lac Park, just east of the UN headquarters, is a beautiful park overlooking Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc in the distance. This tranquil oasis, in addition to amazing views, offers strolling, biking and jogging opportunities. In summer, free film projections take place here, as well as free yoga classes.