Average Weather in Dallenwil Switzerland
In Dallenwil, the summers are comfortable 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 20°F to 68°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 79°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Dallenwil for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from May 30 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 68°F and low of 50°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 19 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 38°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 20°F and high of 30°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 Dallenwil, 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 Dallenwil begins around June 21 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around September 21. On July 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 60% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 40% 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 Dallenwil varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.5 months, from May 6 to August 23, with a greater than 39% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 50% on June 12.
The drier season lasts 8.5 months, from August 23 to May 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 29% 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 Dallenwil changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.9 months, from March 3 to November 29. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 50% on June 12.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.2 months, from December 27 to March 3. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 16% on January 17.
Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 4.0 weeks, from November 29 to December 27. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 14% on December 20.
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. Dallenwil experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Dallenwil. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 9, with an average total accumulation of 5.1 inches.
The least rain falls around January 22, with an average total accumulation of 0.9 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. Dallenwil experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 17 to May 11, 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 2, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.7 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 11 to October 17. The least snow falls around July 28, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Dallenwil varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, 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 5:31 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 41 minutes later at 8:11 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:37 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 48 minutes later at 9:25 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Dallenwil during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Dallenwil, 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, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Dallenwil experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 26 to April 19, with average wind speeds of more than 5.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 19 to October 26. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Dallenwil varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 4.0 months, from May 11 to September 11, with a peak percentage of 41% on July 5. The wind is most often from the south for 8.0 months, from September 11 to May 11, with a peak percentage of 56% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Dallenwil 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 Dallenwil 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 Dallenwil 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 Dallenwil typically lasts for 5.0 months (151 days), from around May 14 to around October 12, rarely starting before April 22 or after June 5, and rarely ending before September 21 or after October 31.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Dallenwil should appear around May 18, only rarely appearing before May 7 or after June 6.
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 3.5 months, from May 5 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 30 to February 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 1.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Dallenwil are 46.924 deg latitude, 8.388 deg longitude, and 3,425 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dallenwil contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,088 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,022 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,117 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,015 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dallenwil is covered by trees (52%) and grassland (39%), within 10 miles by grassland (34%) and trees (33%), and within 50 miles by trees (31%) and grassland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Dallenwil, 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 Dallenwil.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Dallenwil 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 Dallenwil is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Dallenwil and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .