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Average Weather at Milano Malpensa Airport Italy

At Milano Malpensa Airport, the summers are warm, the winters are chilly, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 26°F to 84°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 91°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 6 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 84°F and low of 63°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 18 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 26°F and high of 44°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature at Milano Malpensa Airport12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecfreezingchillycoldcoolcomfortablewarm
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

At Milano Malpensa Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Milano Malpensa Airport begins around June 17 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around September 20. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 20 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around June 17. On May 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 52% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 48% of the time.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover at Milano Malpensa Airportclearercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecMay 452%May 452%Jul 2126%Jul 2126%Jun 1740%Jun 1740%Sep 2039%Sep 2039%overcastmostly cloudypartly cloudymostly clearclear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Milano Malpensa Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from April 3 to November 18, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on May 9.

The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from November 18 to April 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% on February 8.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 36% on May 9.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Milano Malpensa Airportwetdrydry0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecMay 936%May 936%Feb 815%Feb 815%Jan 118%Jan 118%Apr 326%Apr 326%Nov 1825%Nov 1825%mixedrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Milano Malpensa Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Milano Malpensa Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 4, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 inches.

The least rain falls around January 25, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall at Milano Malpensa Airport does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Milano Malpensa Airportsnow0 in1 in2 in3 in4 inJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan 130.2 inJan 130.2 inJul 120.0 inJul 120.0 inDec 120.1 inDec 120.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day at Milano Malpensa Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 41 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:35 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 30 minutes later at 8:05 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:41 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 37 minutes later at 9:18 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Milano Malpensa Airport during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Milano Malpensa Airport2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 155:35 AMJun 155:35 AM9:18 PMJun 269:18 PMJun 26Dec 104:41 PMDec 104:41 PM8:05 AMJan 18:05 AMJan 1Mar 26DSTMar 26DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Milano Malpensa Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from June 13 to September 11, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 8% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 28, with muggy conditions 30% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 3, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Milano Malpensa Airportmuggy0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecDec 30%Dec 30%Jul 2830%Jul 2830%Jun 138%Jun 138%Sep 118%Sep 118%miserablemiserablemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Milano Malpensa Airport does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.4 miles per hour of 2.4 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Milano Malpensa Airport0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph4.0 mph4.5 mphJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecApr 132.8 mphApr 132.8 mphJan 52.0 mphJan 52.0 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Milano Malpensa Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 2.3 months, from March 25 to June 3 and for 4.7 months, from June 14 to November 6, with a peak percentage of 47% on October 4. The wind is most often from the south for 1.6 weeks, from June 3 to June 14, with a peak percentage of 37% on June 9. The wind is most often from the north for 4.6 months, from November 6 to March 25, with a peak percentage of 56% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Milano Malpensa AirportNESEN0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecsoutheastnorthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from May 13 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 25 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 16, with an average of 1.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Milano Malpensa Airportbrightdarkdark0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJul 67.1 kWhJul 67.1 kWhDec 161.4 kWhDec 161.4 kWhMay 135.9 kWhMay 135.9 kWhAug 195.9 kWhAug 195.9 kWhOct 252.6 kWhOct 252.6 kWhFeb 122.6 kWhFeb 122.6 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Milano Malpensa Airport are 45.628 deg latitude, 8.715 deg longitude, and 699 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Milano Malpensa Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 351 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 695 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,122 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (14,948 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Milano Malpensa Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (54%) and trees (32%), within 10 miles by cropland (41%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by cropland (41%) and trees (34%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Milano Malpensa Airport, 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

Milano Malpensa Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Novara / Cameri, Lugano Airport, Locarno Airport, Milano Linate Airport, Il Caravaggio International Airport, Pian Rosa, Turin Caselle Airport, and Torino / Bric Della Croce.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.