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Lugano Climate & Temperature

  • Lugano, Switzerland is at 460'N, 857'E, 301 m (989 ft). See map.
  • Lugano has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Lugano is situated in or near the boreal rain forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 11.5 degrees Celsius (52.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 18.6 °C (33.5°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype semicontinental. Lugano Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 6.6°C (43.8°F) on average falling to 0.6°C (33.1°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 14.8°C (58.6°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 7.2°C (45°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 23.9°C (75.1°F) and average low temperatures are 15.1°C (59.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 15.5°C (59.8°F) during the day and lows of 8.4°C (47.1°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1604 mm (63.1 inches) which is equivalent to 1604 Litres/m (39.34 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2100 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Lugano you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Castlepoint, New Zealand (Warm temperate thorn steppe biome).

Lugano Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 6 (42) 7 (45) 11 (52) 15 (58) 19 (65) 23 (73) 25 (77) 24 (75) 21 (69) 15 (60) 10 (51) 7 (44) 15 (59)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 3 (37) 4 (39) 7 (45) 11 (52) 15 (58) 18 (65) 21 (70) 20 (68) 17 (62) 12 (53) 7 (44) 4 (38) 12 (53)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (32) 1 (34) 4 (38) 7 (45) 11 (51) 14 (57) 16 (61) 16 (60) 13 (55) 9 (47) 4 (39) 1 (34) 8 (46)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 79 (3) 74 (3) 110 (4) 157 (6) 201 (8) 175 (7) 138 (5) 173 (7) 160 (6) 146 (6) 126 (5) 65 (3) 1604 (63)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 7 (23) 7 (25) 9 (29) 11 (37) 15 (48) 13 (43) 11 (35) 12 (39) 10 (33) 10 (32) 10 (33) 9 (29) 124 (34)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 3h 44' 5h 03' 5h 30' 6h 12' 6h 07' 7h 50' 8h 38' 7h 50' 6h 18' 4h 44' 3h 40' 3h 17' 5h 44'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 05' 10h 16' 11h 50' 13h 30' 14h 56' 15h 40' 15h 20' 14h 06' 12h 29' 10h 49' 9h 24' 8h 42' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 42 (58) 50 (50) 47 (53) 47 (53) 42 (58) 51 (49) 57 (43) 56 (44) 51 (49) 45 (55) 40 (60) 39 (61) 48 (52)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 24.1 33.4 44.3 55.9 64.2 67.4 64.4 56 44.6 33.2 24 20.6 44.3

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