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The climate of Valais (Switzerland)
The canton of Valais mainly consists of high mountains. This means average temperatures are much lower. Valais is a popular winter sports destination during the winter because the peaks are covered in a thick blanket of snow then. Valais is also a good family vacation destination. Valais has 40 luge tracks. Because of the high altitude snow is guaranteed here. Even during the summer you can go skiing. Valais also has many footpaths that can be enjoyed and there are several possibilities for mountaineering. The source of the Rhne River is in this canton. Because Valais is located in the south-western part of Switzerland it is protected from rain. This region is among the driest in Switzerland. For example: the city of Sion gets less than 500 millimeters of annual rain.

 

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

average
 maximum
temperature (C)

average
minimum

temperature (C)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (C)
January 2 -5 2 8 n/a
February 4 -3 3 11 n/a
March 9 0 5 10 n/a
April 14 3 6 6 n/a
May 18 8 7 6 n/a
June 22 11 7 9 n/a
July 24 13 8 10 n/a
August 22 12 7 8 n/a
September 19 10 6 6 n/a
October 14 6 4 7 n/a
November 8 1 2 8 n/a
December 3 -2 2 10 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 dont present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures dont 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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