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Basel vs Zurich Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Basel, Switzerland and Zurich, Switzerland is approximately 76 km or 47 mi.
  • To reach Basel in this distance one would set out from Zurich bearing 284.9° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Basel bearing 284.2° or WNW .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Basel is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome whereas Zurich is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 1 °C (1.8°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.8 °C (1.4°F) more in Basel. The continentality subtype is semicontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 317 mm (12.5 in) less which is equivalent to 317 l/m² (7.78 US gal/ft²) or 3,170,000 l/ha (338,894 US gal/ac) less. About 5/7 as much.
  • There are 13 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Basel. In whichever way circa 0h 02' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.1° lower in Basel than in Zurich.
  • Relative humidity levels are 0.8% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.8°C (1.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Basel relative to Zurich. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Zurich vs Basel.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +4 (+6) +3 (+6) +4 (+7) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +4 (+7) 2 (+4) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) +3 (+5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+1) +0 (+1) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +2 (+3) +2 (+3) +1 (+3) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) 0 (0) +1 (+2) +0 (+1) +1 (+2)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (0) 0 (-1) +0 (+1) +0 (+1) +0 (+1) +0 (+0) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) +0 (+1) +0 (+1) +0 (+0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -16 (-1) -30 (-1) -22 (-1) -34 (-1) -29 (-1) -32 (-1) -32 (-1) -41 (-2) -15 (-1) -9 (0) -26 (-1) -31 (-1) -317 (-12)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -1 ( -3) -2 ( -7) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) -2 ( -7) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -6) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3)   -14 ( -4)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +0h 30' +0h 06' -0h 15' -0h 20' -0h 23' -0h 10' -0h 13' -0h 19' -0h 12' +0h 01' +0h 18' +0h 30'   -0h 02'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 01' -0h 00' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 01' +0h 01' +0h 00' +0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 01'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (¬°) -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1   -0.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -2 +0 -1 -2 -1 -1 -1 -2 +0 +0 +1 +0   -0.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature ¬°C & (¬°F) +0.4 (+1) +0.3 (+1) +1.6 (+3) +0.5 (+1) +1.5 (+3) +1.2 (+2) +1.1 (+2) +0.8 (+1) +1.1 (+2) -0.1 (0) +1.2 (+2) +0.3 (+1) +0.8 (+1)

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