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Lugano vs Nice Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lugano, Switzerland and Nice, France is approximately 296 km or 184 mi.
  • To reach Lugano in this distance one would set out from Nice bearing 27.2° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lugano bearing 28.4° or NNE .
  • Lugano has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas Nice has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • Lugano is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Nice is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 3.6 °C (6.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.6 °C (8.3°F) more in Lugano. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 835.5 mm (32.9 in) more which is equivalent to 835.5 l/m² (20.51 US gal/ft²) or 8,355,000 l/ha (893,205 US gal/ac) more. About 2 as much.
  • There are 675 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lugano. In whichever way circa 1h 50' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.4° lower in Lugano than in Nice.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.6% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.6°C (8.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -4 (-8) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -4 (-7)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -5 (-10) -4 (-7) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-3) -1 (-3) -2 (-4) -4 (-6) -5 (-8) -6 (-10) -5 (-10) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -4 (-6) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -3 (-6) -3 (-6) -4 (-8) -4 (-7) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -4 (0) -2 (0) +40 (+2) +95 (+4) +152 (+6) +138 (+5) +122 (+5) +142 (+6) +106 (+4) +38 (+1) +22 (+1) -13 (0) +836 (+33)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2 ( -6) 0 ( 0) +1 (+3) +2 (+7) +7 (+23) +8 (+27) +9 (+29) +8 (+26) +3 (+10) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0)   +38 (+10)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 01' -0h 46' -0h 48' -1h 54' -2h 38' -2h 34' -3h 01' -2h 36' -2h 28' -1h 42' -1h 26' -1h 07'   -1h 50'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 15' -0h 09' -0h 01' +0h 06' +0h 13' +0h 17' +0h 15' +0h 09' +0h 01' -0h 06' -0h 13' -0h 17'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -2.4 -2.4 -2.3 -2.4 -2.4 -2.4 -2.3 -2.4 -2.4 -2.3 -2.4 -2.4   -2.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -2 -3 -10 -12 -8 -8 -8 -6 -2 +0 -3 -5   -5.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -5.9 (-11) -5.5 (-10) -5.8 (-10) -4.4 (-8) -3.4 (-6) -3.2 (-6) -3.1 (-6) -3.5 (-6) -3.9 (-7) -4.5 (-8) -6.1 (-11) -6 (-11) -4.6 (-8)

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