Average Weather in Cortaillod Switzerland
In Cortaillod, the summers are comfortable, the winters are very cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 77°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 87°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Cortaillod for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 6 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is July 27, with an average high of 77°F and low of 61°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 16 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 32°F and high of 38°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 Cortaillod, 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 Cortaillod begins around June 14 and lasts for 3.2 months, ending around September 20. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 36% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 20 and lasts for 8.8 months, ending around June 14. On December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 64% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 36% 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 Cortaillod varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.5 months, from April 29 to July 14, with a greater than 36% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on May 27.
The drier season lasts 9.5 months, from July 14 to April 29. 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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 45% on May 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. Cortaillod experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Cortaillod. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 31, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.
The least rain falls around March 7, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Cortaillod does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Cortaillod varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 31 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:37 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 41 minutes later at 8:18 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:43 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 48 minutes later at 9:31 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Cortaillod 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 Cortaillod, 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 Cortaillod experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 28 to April 27, with average wind speeds of more than 7.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 27 to October 28. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cortaillod varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 1.0 weeks, from February 24 to March 3, with a peak percentage of 30% on February 27. The wind is most often from the west for 7.1 months, from March 3 to October 6, with a peak percentage of 45% on July 5. The wind is most often from the south for 4.6 months, from October 6 to February 24, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Cortaillod 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 Cortaillod for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, 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 Cortaillod for hot-weather activities is from early 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 Cortaillod typically lasts for 8.0 months (247 days), from around March 19 to around November 21, rarely starting before February 21 or after April 13, and rarely ending before October 31 or after December 20.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Cortaillod should appear around April 21, only rarely appearing before April 6 or after May 5.
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 12 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 6.8 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 2.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cortaillod are 46.943 deg latitude, 6.844 deg longitude, and 1,434 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cortaillod contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 840 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,521 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,422 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,934 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cortaillod is covered by water (38%), cropland (31%), and artificial surfaces (23%), within 10 miles by cropland (38%) and trees (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (38%) and cropland (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cortaillod, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cortaillod.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cortaillod 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 Cortaillod is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cortaillod and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Neuchatel (86%, 10 kilometers, northeast); Les Eplatures (7%, 16 kilometers, north); Sion (4.0%, 88 kilometers, southeast); and Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (3.5%, 97 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .