The best times to visit Lugano City-Centre for ideal weather are
May 21st to October 7th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Lugano City-Centre Travel Guide
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Weather in Lugano City-Centre
Average temperatures in Lugano City-Centre vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Lugano City-Centre, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 80.8°F (27.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.6°F (14.8°C) at night.
Lugano City-Centre Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Lugano City-Centre Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Lugano City-Centre Perceived Temperature (F)
Lugano City-Centre Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Lugano City-Centre Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lugano City-Centre are March, October, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.
When can you find snow in Lugano City-Centre? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late November to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Lugano City-Centre is often around around November 19th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Lugano City-Centre.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lugano City-Centre (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Lugano City-Centre has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (54.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (79%).
Wind in Lugano City-Centre is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.9 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lugano City-Centre.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.2||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.7||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.3||Light breeze||12.1||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.8||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|May||4.7||Light breeze||11.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.6||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.2||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.7||Barely noticeable||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.1||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.2||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.4||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Lugano City-Centre?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Switzerland; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Lugano City-Centre, Switzerland is July, followed by June and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Lugano City-Centre in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Lugano City-Centre Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72°F (22.2°C) and 49.6°F (9.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lugano City-Centre, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 73.2°F (22.9°C) and 44.4°F (6.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Lugano City-Centre to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.6°F (9.8°C) and 39.7°F (4.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.