Average Weather in L'Abbaye Switzerland
In L'Abbaye, the summers are comfortable, the winters are freezing, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 69°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 79°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit L'Abbaye for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 8 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 61°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 69°F and low of 51°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 17 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 39°F. The coldest day of the year is January 27, with an average low of 22°F and high of 32°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In L'Abbaye, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in L'Abbaye begins around June 16 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around September 19. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 19 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around June 16. On November 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 61% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 39% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in L'Abbaye varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.9 months, from April 28 to December 24, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on May 25.
The drier season lasts 4.1 months, from December 24 to April 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 27% on March 3.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in L'Abbaye changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from February 13 to January 1. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 42% on May 25.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.4 months, from January 1 to February 13. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 12% on January 27.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. L'Abbaye experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in L'Abbaye. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 31, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 inches.
The least rain falls around February 2, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. L'Abbaye experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from October 27 to May 8, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 23, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.5 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from May 8 to October 27. The least snow falls around August 6, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in L'Abbaye varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 33 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:40 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 39 minutes later at 8:19 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:46 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 46 minutes later at 9:32 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in L'Abbaye during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in L'Abbaye, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in L'Abbaye experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from October 25 to April 29, with average wind speeds of more than 7.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.9 months, from April 29 to October 25. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in L'Abbaye varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.0 weeks, from April 11 to April 25, with a peak percentage of 29% on April 19. The wind is most often from the west for 4.6 months, from April 25 to September 14, with a peak percentage of 39% on July 5. The wind is most often from the south for 6.9 months, from September 14 to April 11, with a peak percentage of 49% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in L'Abbaye throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit L'Abbaye for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit L'Abbaye for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in L'Abbaye typically lasts for 5.4 months (165 days), from around May 5 to around October 17, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 30, and rarely ending before September 28 or after November 5.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in L'Abbaye should appear around May 22, only rarely appearing before May 10 or after June 9.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from May 13 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 28 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 1.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of L'Abbaye are 46.650 deg latitude, 6.319 deg longitude, and 3,802 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of L'Abbaye contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,453 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,789 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,052 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,993 feet).
The area within 2 miles of L'Abbaye is covered by trees (52%), grassland (26%), and water (15%), within 10 miles by trees (54%) and cropland (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in L'Abbaye, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in L'Abbaye.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and L'Abbaye according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at L'Abbaye is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between L'Abbaye and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (18%, 49 kilometers, south); Les Eplatures (30%, 60 kilometers, northeast); Neuchatel (17%, 62 kilometers, northeast); Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (13%, 72 kilometers, north); Dole–Jura Airport (10%, 81 kilometers, northwest); and Sion (12%, 90 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .