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Lugano vs Basel Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lugano, Switzerland and Basel, Switzerland is approximately 201 km or 125 mi.
  • To reach Lugano in this distance one would set out from Basel bearing 148.1° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lugano bearing 149.1° or SSE .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Lugano is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Basel is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 2 °C (3.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.4 °C (0.7°F) less in Lugano. The continentality subtype is semicontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 820 mm (32.3 in) more which is equivalent to 820 l/m² (20.12 US gal/ft²) or 8,200,000 l/ha (876,634 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 420 more hours of sunlight per year in Lugano. In whichever way circa 1h 09' more per day or about 1 1/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.5° higher in Lugano than in Basel.
  • Relative humidity levels are 7.9% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.4°C (0.7°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lugano relative to Basel. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Basel vs Lugano.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +-1 (-2) +-1 (-2) +-2 (-3) +-2 (-3) +-1 (-1) +-1 (-2) +-1 (-3) +0 (+1) +1 (+3) +3 (+5) +0 (0)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +1 (+1) +1 (+3) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +2 (+4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +2 (+4) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +26 (+1) +34 (+1) +62 (+2) +102 (+4) +125 (+5) +82 (+3) +52 (+2) +79 (+3) +81 (+3) +86 (+3) +70 (+3) +21 (+1) +820 (+32)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -6 ( -19) -4 ( -14) -2 ( -6) -1 ( -3) +2 (+6) 0 ( 0) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -7) -1 ( -3) -2 ( -7) -3 ( -10)   -20 ( -6)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +1h 44' +2h 09' +0h 58' +0h 46' -0h 09' +0h 40' +1h 11' +1h 05' +0h 58' +1h 13' +1h 40' +1h 34'   +1h 09'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 11' +0h 06' +0h 01' -0h 04' -0h 09' -0h 12' -0h 11' -0h 06' -0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 09' +0h 12'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +1.5 +1.5 +1.6 +1.5 +1.5 +1.5 +1.5 +1.5 +1.5 +1.6 +1.5 +1.5   +1.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -12 -11 -9 -5 -2 -4 -5 -5 -7 -8 -12 -15   -7.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +0.2 (+0) +0.5 (+1) -0.8 (-1) +0.9 (+2) +0.3 (+1) +0.5 (+1) +0.9 (+2) +1.1 (+2) +0.4 (+1) +1.4 (+3) -0.4 (-1) -0.1 (0) +0.4 (+1)

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