Average Weather in December in Lugano Switzerland
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 47°F to 42°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 53°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 34°F to 29°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 42°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lugano typically range from 62°F to 80°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 29°F to 42°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in December
The month of December in Lugano experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 48% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is December 21, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 55% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lugano, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 20% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on May 26, and its lowest chance is 16% on February 9.
Over the course of December in Lugano, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 19% to 14%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 2% to 4%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Lugano is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 2.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.7 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.3 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during December in Lugano is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Lugano, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 8 hours, 38 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 8 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Lugano is 7:45 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 21 minutes later at 8:06 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:38 PM on December 11 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:48 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lugano during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during December, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:33 AM and sets 15 hours, 45 minutes later, at 9:18 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:03 AM and sets 8 hours, 38 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lugano is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 19% of the time, while on October 7, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Lugano is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 4.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.7 miles per hour, while on October 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Lugano typically lasts for 7.8 months (238 days), from around March 21 to around November 14, rarely starting before February 28 or after April 14, and rarely ending before October 23 or after December 6.
The month of December in Lugano is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season decreasing from 16% to 0% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
The average accumulated growing degree days in Lugano are essentially constant during December, remaining within 2°F of 2,763°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lugano is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 1.5 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 1.5 kWh on December 16.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lugano are 46.010 deg latitude, 8.960 deg longitude, and 1,240 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lugano contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,910 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,284 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,463 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,890 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lugano is covered by artificial surfaces (60%), water (24%), and trees (14%), within 10 miles by trees (68%) and artificial surfaces (12%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and cropland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lugano year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lugano.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lugano according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Lugano is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lugano and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .