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Zugspitze vs Zurich Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Zugspitze, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland is approximately 182 km or 113 mi.
  • To reach Zugspitze in this distance one would set out from Zurich bearing 87.6° or E and follow the great circles arc to approach Zugspitze bearing 89.3° or E .
  • Zugspitze has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Zurich has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Zugspitze is in or near the boreal wet forest biome whereas Zurich is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 13.3 °C (23.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.6 °C (8.3°F) less in Zugspitze. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 903 mm (35.6 in) more which is equivalent to 903 l/m² (22.16 US gal/ft²) or 9,030,000 l/ha (965,367 US gal/ac) more. About 1 5/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0° higher in Zugspitze than in Zurich.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Zugspitze relative to Zurich. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Zurich vs Zugspitze.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -12 (-22) -15 (-28) -17 (-31) -17 (-30) -17 (-31) -17 (-31) -16 (-29) -15 (-27) -12 (-22) -11 (-21) -10 (-18) -14 (-26)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -12 (-22) -14 (-26) -16 (-28) -15 (-28) -16 (-28) -15 (-28) -15 (-26) -13 (-24) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -10 (-19) -13 (-24)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -12 (-22) -13 (-24) -14 (-24) -13 (-23) -13 (-24) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -12 (-21) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -11 (-20) -12 (-22)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +120 (+5) +84 (+3) +116 (+5) +110 (+4) +67 (+3) +60 (+2) +65 (+3) +35 (+1) +21 (+1) +40 (+2) +76 (+3) +109 (+4) +903 (+36)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -0.1 -0.1 +0 -0.1 +0 -0.1 +0 -0.1 +0 -0.1 +0 +0   +0

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