Average Weather in Lungern Switzerland
In Lungern, the summers are cool and wet, the winters are freezing and snowy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°F to 66°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 76°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Lungern for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from May 31 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 58°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 66°F and low of 47°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 19 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 35°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 17°F and high of 27°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 Lungern, 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 Lungern begins around June 21 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around September 21. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 21 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around June 21. On May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 62% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 38% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Lungern varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from April 29 to August 24, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 48% on June 11.
The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from August 24 to April 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 27% on March 4.
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 Lungern changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.2 months, from March 15 to November 19. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 47% on June 11.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.8 months, from November 19 to March 15. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 22% on January 16.
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. Lungern experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 31 to January 6, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 8, with an average total accumulation of 4.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.6 weeks, from January 6 to January 31. The least rain falls around January 15, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 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. Lungern experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from October 6 to May 23, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 2.1 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 23 to October 6. The least snow falls around July 31, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Lungern varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 32 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:32 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 40 minutes later at 8:12 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:38 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 47 minutes later at 9:25 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lungern 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 Lungern, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Lungern experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 20 to April 27, with average wind speeds of more than 4.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.8 months, from April 27 to October 20. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lungern varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 4.1 months, from May 11 to September 14, with a peak percentage of 41% on July 5. The wind is most often from the south for 7.9 months, from September 14 to May 11, with a peak percentage of 50% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lungern 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 Lungern 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 Lungern for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early 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 Lungern typically lasts for 4.0 months (125 days), from around May 26 to around September 27, rarely starting before May 4 or after June 15, and rarely ending before September 2 or after October 19.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Lungern should appear around June 1, only rarely appearing before May 20 or after June 19.
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 3.4 months, from May 6 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 29 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 1.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lungern are 46.786 deg latitude, 8.160 deg longitude, and 4,219 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lungern contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,373 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,816 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,026 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,757 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lungern is covered by trees (57%) and grassland (37%), within 10 miles by grassland (41%) and trees (37%), and within 50 miles by trees (31%) and grassland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lungern, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lungern.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lungern 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 Lungern is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lungern and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .