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Basel Climate & Temperature

  • Basel, Switzerland is at 4732'N, 734'E, 317 m (1040 ft). See map.
  • Basel has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Basel is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 9.5 degrees Celsius (49.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 19 °C (34.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype semicontinental. Basel Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 4.7°C (40.4°F) on average falling to -2°C (28.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 16°C (60.8°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 4.3°C (39.8°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 25°C (77°F) and average low temperatures are 12.3°C (54.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 15.3°C (59.6°F) during the day and lows of 6°C (42.8°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 784 mm (30.9 inches) which is equivalent to 784 Litres/m (19.23 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1680 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Basel you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Te Wharau, Glenburn, New Zealand (Warm temperate thorn steppe biome).

Basel Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 4 (39) 6 (43) 12 (54) 16 (61) 20 (68) 24 (75) 26 (79) 25 (77) 22 (72) 15 (59) 9 (48) 4 (39) 15 (59)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (32) 1 (34) 6 (43) 9 (48) 14 (57) 17 (63) 19 (66) 18 (64) 15 (59) 9 (48) 5 (41) 1 (34) 10 (49)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (27) -2 (28) 1 (34) 4 (39) 8 (46) 11 (52) 13 (55) 13 (55) 10 (50) 6 (43) 2 (36) -1 (30) 5 (41)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 53 (2) 40 (2) 48 (2) 55 (2) 76 (3) 93 (4) 86 (3) 94 (4) 79 (3) 60 (2) 56 (2) 44 (2) 784 (31)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 13 (42) 11 (39) 11 (35) 12 (40) 13 (42) 13 (43) 12 (39) 12 (39) 12 (40) 11 (35) 12 (40) 12 (39) 144 (39)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 2h 00' 2h 54' 4h 32' 5h 26' 6h 17' 7h 10' 7h 27' 6h 44' 5h 20' 3h 30' 2h 00' 1h 42' 4h 35'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 8h 53' 10h 10' 11h 49' 13h 35' 15h 05' 15h 53' 15h 32' 14h 13' 12h 30' 10h 45' 9h 14' 8h 29' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 23 (77) 29 (71) 39 (61) 41 (59) 42 (58) 46 (54) 49 (51) 48 (52) 43 (57) 33 (67) 22 (78) 21 (79) 38 (62)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 22.6 31.9 42.7 54.4 62.7 65.9 62.9 54.5 43.1 31.6 22.5 19.1 42.8

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