Average Weather in Lavertezzo Switzerland
In Lavertezzo, the summers are cool and wet, the winters are freezing and snowy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 18°F to 67°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 74°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Lavertezzo for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 5 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 60°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 67°F and low of 51°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 20 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 37°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 18°F and high of 29°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 Lavertezzo, 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 Lavertezzo begins around June 19 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 17. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 17 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 19. On May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 60% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 40% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Lavertezzo varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.1 months, from April 4 to October 8, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 44% on May 26.
The drier season lasts 5.9 months, from October 8 to April 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% 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 in Lavertezzo changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.7 months, from March 9 to November 28. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 44% on May 26.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.3 months, from November 28 to March 9. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 18% on January 9.
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. Lavertezzo experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.8 months, from February 27 to December 20, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 26, with an average total accumulation of 4.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from December 20 to February 27. The least rain falls around January 24, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 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. Lavertezzo experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from October 14 to May 10, 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 10, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.6 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 10 to October 14. 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 Lavertezzo varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 36 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 5:32 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 35 minutes later at 8:07 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:38 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 42 minutes later at 9:20 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Lavertezzo 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 Lavertezzo, 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, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Lavertezzo experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from January 29 to June 5, with average wind speeds of more than 4.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.8 months, from June 5 to January 29. 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 Lavertezzo varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.0 months, from April 24 to June 24; for 2.0 weeks, from August 6 to August 20; for 6.0 days, from August 26 to September 1; and for 1.2 months, from September 14 to October 21, with a peak percentage of 50% on May 13. The wind is most often from the north for 1.4 months, from June 24 to August 6; for 6.0 days, from August 20 to August 26; for 1.9 weeks, from September 1 to September 14; and for 6.1 months, from October 21 to April 24, with a peak percentage of 43% on July 23.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Lavertezzo 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 Lavertezzo for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid August, 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 Lavertezzo for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early 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 Lavertezzo typically lasts for 5.2 months (161 days), from around May 5 to around October 13, rarely starting before April 12 or after May 31, and rarely ending before September 25 or after October 29.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Lavertezzo should appear around June 2, only rarely appearing before May 22 or after June 18.
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 11 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 Lavertezzo are 46.259 deg latitude, 8.838 deg longitude, and 4,606 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lavertezzo contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 5,358 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,777 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,461 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,377 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lavertezzo is covered by trees (80%) and grassland (10%), within 10 miles by trees (57%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and grassland (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lavertezzo, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Lavertezzo.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lavertezzo 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 Lavertezzo is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lavertezzo and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Locarno Airport (31%, 10 kilometers, south); Interlaken Airport (34%, 78 kilometers, northwest); Pian Rosa (12%, 95 kilometers, west); and Resia Pass (23%, 142 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .