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The climate of Basel/Basle (Switzerland)
Basel is one of the largest cities in Switzerland located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet. The Rhine which flows through the city is almost 200 meters wide in some places. In large ports along the Rhine almost 40% of the import is processed. The zoo in Basel is among the most beautiful in Europe. The museum of arts is also well worth visiting. The works of modern artists such as Picasso, Newman and Warhol can be admired here. Because Basel is situated on the north side of the Alps it has a typical Central European climate with reasonably mild winters and warm summers. The Rhine strongly influences the climate as it does in the Black Forest, which is situated in the vicinity of Basel in the neighboring country Germany. The influence of the Rhine is responsible for a surprisingly mild climate. The Mediterranean winds that blow here from time to time also make the climate more pleasant.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Basel

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 3 -3 2 16 n/a
February 6 -1 3 14 n/a
March 10 1 4 16 n/a
April 15 5 5 16 n/a
May 18 8 6 18 n/a
June 22 12 7 16 n/a
July 24 13 8 15 n/a
August 23 13 7 16 n/a
September 20 10 6 12 n/a
October 15 7 4 13 n/a
November 8 2 2 15 n/a
December 3 -2 2 15 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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