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The climate of Lucerne: when to go to Lucerne

The climate of the city of Lucerne is continental-alpine, characterized by a rainy season corresponding to the summer and late spring months, and by a drier season during the autumn and winter months. Temperatures are cold in winter and mild in summer. The average annual temperature in Lucerne is 9.6 ° C.

Lucerne has average minimum temperatures below zero in the months between December and February, the coldest month is January with an average minimum temperature of -2.3 ° C, while the average maximum temperature in January is 3.4 ° C. In July the average minimum temperatures reach the maximum annual value with 14.2 ° C. The maximum average temperatures in the hottest month, that is July, reach 24.7 ° C. The sunny hours are 1,423 per year.

Lucerne has an annual average of 83 frost days, i.e. days when the minimum average temperatures are below zero. The ice days, i.e. the days when the maximum average temperature is below zero, are on average 18 per year.

In Lucerne, the rains fall more intensely in the months of June, July and August, while the driest months are December, January and February. The city has an average of 133 rainy days per year, while the average annual precipitation amount is 1,173 mm. The snow usually falls between November and March, on average there are 15 days of snow in a year and on average 66 cm of snow fall annually.

WHEN TO GO TO LUCERNE

The city of Lucerne can be visited in any month of the year, winter is the least rainy but the coldest season, summer has mild temperatures but it rains often.

THE CLIMATE OF LUCERNE: CLIMATE TABLES

LUCERNE (436 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. days(mm)
January-2,33,451
February-2,05,254
March1,110,374
April4,314,488
May8,919,1128
June12,122,2154
July14,224,7151
August13,923,8146
September10,619,4107
October6,714,376
November1,67,873
December-1,04,372
YEAR5,714,11173

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