Seasons in Liechtenstein

There is a temperate continental climate in Liechtenstein. Some regions are characterized by Alpine climate zone, which is softened under the influence of humid and warm sea breezes.

It is quite cool in the country in winter, although there are no severe frosts. There are strong winds all the winter long. The level of annual precipitation per a year is about 1,300 millimeters. Summer months in Liechtenstein are also characterized by moderate temperatures. There is no exhausting heat, and level of precipitation is not high. Warm and sunny days are typical for the summer in Liechtenstein.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Liechtenstein

Spring comes to the country in the beginning of March. Average temperatures during this month change from 46 to 55°F. March is good period to visit the country. It rains only 3 days per month and level of precipitations is about 47.4 mm. Clear and sunny days there are 16 days during this month.

At April it is warmer here. Temperature do not increase sharp. The average temperature during the daytime stays about 60°F and 41°F at nights. Rains are still rare and it is sunny.  At may temperature increase to 62°F. Rains are 8 days per month and winds are stronger.

The climate of the spring months

(Vaduz)

March
Max average t°: +10 °C (54 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (37 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 62 mm (2,4")
April
Max average t°: +14 °C (65 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (45 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation:80 mm (3.1")
May
Max average t°: 18 °C (74 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (53 °F)
Sundial in the day 9 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 113 mm (4,5")

Spring holidays

Mar 19  St Joseph's Day  (National holiday)
Mar 20  March equinox   (Season)
Mar 30  Good Friday  (Bank holiday)

Apr 1     Easter Sunday  (Observance)
Apr 2     Easter Monday  (National holiday)

May 1   Labour Day/May Day  (National holiday)
May 10 Ascension Day  (National holiday)
May 20 White Sunday  (Observance)
May 21 Whit Monday  (National holiday)
May 31 Corpus Christi  (National holiday)

Summer in Liechtenstein

In the valleys of Liechtenstein temperature are high all summer long. Daytime hot weather often interrupted at afternoons by thunderstorms and heavy rains. Strong southern winds, which also called the Föhn, are typical for the summer in this country especially at the end of the season.

It rains very often during summertime and the average annual level of precipitations is about 950 mm. The main part of precipitations falls during the period from the beginning of July to the end of September. Thunderstorms and cloudy weather are also typical for the summer of the country.

The climate of the summer months

(Vaduz)

June
Max average t°: +21,5 °C (71 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 136 mm (5,4")
July
Max average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (56 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 121 mm (4,8")
August
Max average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C 55 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 93 mm (3,7")


Summer holidays

Jun 21  June Solstice  (Season)

Aug 15  Liechtenstein National Day  (National holiday)

Autumn in Liechtenstein

Fall comes to the country in the beginning of September. During this month the average temperature is about 61°F during the day and about 39°F at nights. It rains about 6 days per month, there is 85.8 mm of precipitation. Clear Sunny days there are 17 days during September.

Temperature continues its not sharp decreasing in October. It rains more often during this month and sunny days are less and less. In November it is cold enough but the weather is still comfortable. Heavy rains are often still even at the end of this month.

The climate of the autumn months

(Vaduz)

September
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 80 mm (3,2")
October
Max average t°: +14 °C (58 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7,5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2,6")
November
Max average t°: +8 °C (47 °F)
Min average t°:+1 °C (34 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 75 mm (3,0")

Autumn holidays

Sep 8  Nativity of Our Lady  (National holiday)
Sep 23  September equinox  (Season)

Oct 28  Daylight Saving Time ends  (Clock change/Daylight Saving Time)

Nov 1   All Saints' Day  (National holiday).

Winter in Liechtenstein

Winter comes to Liechtenstein in the beginning of December and lasts for three months. Cloudy and dull winter days are common for the winter time in this country. Snow falls often during the whole period of winter and it rains rare in the beginning of the season. Weather in Liechtenstein can be totally different in various areas – while it is sunny in mountains skies overcast with heavy clouds.

In high mountains, where the climate is colder and windier, snowfalls can occur for a longer period, depending on altitude. In the mountains, even precipitation is more abundant and exceeds 2,000 mm (80 in) per year.

The climate of the winter months

(Vaduz)

December
Max average t°: +3,5 °C (38 °F)
Min average t°: -2,5 °C (28 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Snowy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 76 mm (1,3")
January
Max average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Min average t°:-4 °C (25 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Snowy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 110 mm (2,0")
February
Max average t°:+5 °C (41 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (28 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Snowy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 54 mm (1,6")

Winter holidays

Dec 8  Feast of the Immaculate Conception  (National holiday)
Dec 21  December Solstice  (Season)
Dec 24  Christmas Eve  (Bank holiday)
Dec 25  Christmas Day  (National holiday)
Dec 26  St Stephen's Day (National holiday)
Dec 31  New Year's Eve   (Bank holiday)

Jan 1  New Year's Day   (National holiday)
Jan 2  Berchtold Day   (Bank holiday)
Jan 6  Epiphany   (National holiday)

Feb 2  Candlemas   (National holiday)
Feb 13  Carnival/Shrove Tuesday   (Bank holiday)