Geneva Climate and Weather

Geneva is situated at a high altitude, which together with the lake, tempers the prevailing continental climate. Summers are pleasantly warm to hot, and winters are relatively mild, with temperatures hovering just above or below freezing. In summer, between June and August, temperatures average between 54F (12C) and 79F (26C). In winter, between December and February, temperatures average between 29F (-1C) and 43F (6C). Rain falls all year round, and occasionally the city suffers the ravages of a harsh north wind known as the bise.