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Lugano vs Zurich Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lugano, Switzerland and Zurich, Switzerland is approximately 156 km or 97 mi.
  • To reach Lugano in this distance one would set out from Zurich bearing 168.7° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lugano bearing 169° or S .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Lugano is in or near the boreal rain forest biome whereas Zurich is in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 3 °C (5.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.4 °C (0.7°F) more in Lugano. The continentality subtype is semicontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 503 mm (19.8 in) more which is equivalent to 503 l/m² (12.34 US gal/ft²) or 5,030,000 l/ha (537,740 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/2 as much.
  • There are 407 more hours of sunlight per year in Lugano. In whichever way circa 1h 07' more per day or about 1 1/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.4° higher in Lugano than in Zurich.
  • Relative humidity levels are 8.7% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.2°C (2.2°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +3 (+6) +3 (+6) +2 (+4) +2 (+3) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +3 (+5)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +4 (+6) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +4 (+6) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +3 (+5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +10 (+0) +4 (+0) +40 (+2) +68 (+3) +96 (+4) +50 (+2) +20 (+1) +38 (+1) +66 (+3) +77 (+3) +44 (+2) -10 (0) +503 (+20)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -7 ( -23) -6 ( -21) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -7) +1 (+3) -2 ( -7) -3 ( -10) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -7) -2 ( -6) -2 ( -7) -4 ( -13)   -34 ( -9)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day +2h 15' +2h 15' +0h 42' +0h 26' -0h 32' +0h 30' +0h 58' +0h 46' +0h 46' +1h 15' +1h 58' +2h 05'   +1h 07'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 09' +0h 05' +0h 01' -0h 03' -0h 08' -0h 11' -0h 09' -0h 05' -0h 00' +0h 04' +0h 08' +0h 11'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +1.3 +1.3 +1.4 +1.3 +1.4 +1.3 +1.4 +1.3 +1.4 +1.4 +1.4 +1.4   +1.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -14 -11 -10 -7 -3 -5 -6 -7 -7 -8 -11 -15   -8.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +0.6 (+1) +0.8 (+1) +0.8 (+1) +1.4 (+3) +1.8 (+3) +1.7 (+3) +2 (+4) +1.9 (+3) +1.5 (+3) +1.3 (+2) +0.8 (+1) +0.2 (+0) +1.2 (+2)

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