Neuchâtel, where it's located

The climate of Neuchâtel is moderately continental, with cold winters and warm summers.
The city is located on the shores of the lake of the same name, which are located at 430 meters (1,400 feet) above sea level.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 1.3 °C (34 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 20 °C (68 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Neuchâtel - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-10261013151512830
Max (°C)35101419222524201484
Min (°F)303236435055595954463732
Max (°F)374150576672777568574639

Precipitation amounts to 980 millimeters (38.6 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 65 mm (2.6 in) in the driest month (February) to 105 mm (4.1 in) in the wettest (August). Here is the average precipitation.
Neuchâtel - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)7065707090858510595907590980
Prec.(in)2.82.62.82.83.53.33.34.13.73.533.538.6
Days1091010121110109101010120

On average, there are around 1,640 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Neuchâtel - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours134667876321

Neuchâtel

Best Time


The best time to visit Neuchâtel is from mid-May to mid-September, since it is the warmest and sunniest of the year. However, we cannot exclude some rain, or a bit of cool weather, or even cold, especially in May and early June.