With a moderate continental climate, Geneva experiences warm to hot summers with pleasant weather and average temperatures of 67°F (20°C), while the winter months are relatively cold, with the temperatures dropping to a freezing 35°F (2°C).
During the summer, many people enjoy swimming in Lake Geneva, and the beaches around the lake are frequented by both locals and tourists. The same lake experiences some ice storms in the winter, and while it's wise to button up, the area is popular for downhill skiing, with world-renowned ski resorts a short drive away. It's important to note that the mountains can be dangerous and caution should be practised when hiking. Expats relocating to Geneva should invest in a good umbrella, as rainfall occurs throughout the year.
►For the low-down on exciting annual events in Geneva, read What's On in Geneva
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