Thun, Switzerland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Thun, Switzerland? If you're planning to go to Thun, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Thun, Switzerland

Based on the climate and weather in Thun, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Thun, Switzerland by month

January

January in Thun is frigid. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks

February

February for Thun is pretty cool and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat

March

March for Thun is brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time and snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

April in Thun can be brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat

May

If you visit Thun during May, you are likely to find that it is crisp, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

June

If you are traveling to Thun in June, you will notice that it is mild, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

July

In July, Thun is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (low 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Thun, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

August

August in Thun is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat

September

If you are traveling to Thun in September, you will notice that it is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece

October

October in Thun is chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat

November

In November, Thun is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Thun, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

December

Traveling to Thun in December, you will notice that it is very cold. Expect it to rain regularly and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Thun, Switzerland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Thun, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and J
  • A SIM card that works in Thun
  • Appropriate museum wear

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