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Lugano vs San Francisco, California Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lugano, Switzerland and San Francisco, California, Usa is approximately 9,525 km or 5,919 mi.
  • To reach Lugano in this distance one would set out from San Francisco, California bearing 31.5° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lugano bearing 143.4° or SE .
  • Lugano has a marine west coast climate (Cfb) whereas San Francisco, California has a Mediterranean warm climate (Csb).
  • Lugano is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas San Francisco, California is in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 2.5 °C (4.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.8 °C (17.6°F) more in Lugano. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 1103.6 mm (43.4 in) more which is equivalent to 1103.6 l/m² (27.08 US gal/ft²) or 11,036,000 l/ha (1,179,822 US gal/ac) more. About 3 1/5 as much.
  • There are 937 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Lugano. In whichever way circa 2h 33' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 8.4° lower in Lugano than in San Francisco, California.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.6% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 2°C (3.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -8 (-15) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) +-1 (-1) +1 (+2) +3 (+6) +2 (+3) -3 (-5) -6 (-10) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -3 (-6)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -8 (-14) -5 (-9) -2 (-4) +0 (+0) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) -1 (-2) -4 (-8) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -3 (-4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-10) -6 (-11) -4 (-8) -1 (-2) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +3 (+5) 0 (0) -2 (-4) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -2 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -32 (-1) -7 (0) +32 (+1) +122 (+5) +196 (+8) +172 (+7) +137 (+5) +172 (+7) +155 (+6) +115 (+5) +53 (+2) -14 (-1) +1104 (+43)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -4 ( -13) -3 ( -11) 0 ( 0) +5 (+17) +12 (+39) +12 (+40) +10.5 (+34) +11.5 (+37) +9 (+30) +6 (+19) +3 (+10) -1 ( -3)   +61 (+17)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 13' -1h 41' -2h 56' -3h 42' -4h 27' -3h 32' -0h 52' -1h 01' -2h 52' -3h 03' -2h 56' -2h 29'   -2h 33'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 49' -0h 29' -0h 05' +0h 20' +0h 43' +0h 56' +0h 50' +0h 29' +0h 04' -0h 21' -0h 44' -0h 56'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -8.5 -8.5 -8.5 -8.5 -8.5 -8.4 -8.3 -8.3 -8.3 -8.2 -8.3 -8.4   -8.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -4 -2 -1 -1 +4 +4 -2 +1 +8 +11 +5 -4   +1.6
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -7.1 (-13) -7.4 (-13) -4.8 (-9) -2.2 (-4) +1.1 (+2) +2.8 (+5) +3.3 (+6) +2.7 (+5) +0.5 (+1) -1.7 (-3) -4.7 (-8) -6.5 (-12) -2 (-4)

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