Average Weather in Monte Carasso Switzerland
In Monte Carasso, the summers are comfortable and wet, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 77°F and is rarely below 17°F or above 83°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Monte Carasso for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 3 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 77°F and low of 59°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 20 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 25°F and high of 38°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
In Monte Carasso, 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 in Monte Carasso begins around June 19 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around September 18. On July 25, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 18 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around June 19. On May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 59% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
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. The chance of wet days in Monte Carasso varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.2 months, from April 4 to October 9, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on May 26.
The drier season lasts 5.8 months, from October 9 to April 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on March 5.
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 43% on May 26.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Monte Carasso experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Monte Carasso. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 22, with an average total accumulation of 4.6 inches.
The least rain falls around January 25, with an average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Monte Carasso experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 16 to March 19, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 11, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.7 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from March 19 to November 16. The least snow falls around July 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Monte Carasso varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 47 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:31 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 35 minutes later at 8:06 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:37 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 42 minutes later at 9:19 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Monte Carasso during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Monte Carasso, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 4% of 4% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Monte Carasso experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from February 16 to June 7, with average wind speeds of more than 3.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.3 months, from June 7 to February 16. The calmest day of the year is August 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Monte Carasso varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.9 months, from April 25 to July 21; for 1.1 months, from July 29 to September 2; and for 2.4 weeks, from September 19 to October 6, with a peak percentage of 48% on May 25. The wind is most often from the north for 1.1 weeks, from July 21 to July 29; for 2.4 weeks, from September 2 to September 19; and for 6.6 months, from October 6 to April 25, with a peak percentage of 42% on September 11.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Monte Carasso throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Monte Carasso for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Monte Carasso for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Monte Carasso typically lasts for 6.9 months (211 days), from around April 5 to around November 2, rarely starting before March 15 or after April 24, and rarely ending before October 16 or after November 21.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Monte Carasso should appear around April 22, only rarely appearing before April 7 or after May 8.
Growing Degree Days
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 12 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 5, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 26 to February 8, 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 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Monte Carasso are 46.186 deg latitude, 8.999 deg longitude, and 1,860 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Monte Carasso contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,370 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,543 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,222 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,550 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Monte Carasso is covered by trees (53%) and artificial surfaces (36%), within 10 miles by trees (63%) and grassland (11%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and grassland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Monte Carasso, 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 Monte Carasso.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Monte Carasso 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 Monte Carasso is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Monte Carasso and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Locarno Airport (82%, 9 kilometers, west); Resia Pass (8%, 136 kilometers, northeast); and Hohenems-Dornbirn Airport (10%, 150 kilometers, north).
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .