Lombardy, Italy Weather and Climate
Lombardy is a region in northern Italy that covers an area of 23,863 square kilometers. In the west the region borders on Piedmont, in the north on the Swiss cantons Ticino and Graubünden, in the east on Trentino-Tyrol and Veneto, in the south on Emilla-Romagna.
Around 10 million people live here in 11 provinces and the regional capital, Milan. There are many mountains and rivers in the region, including the great Italian river Po, which make the landscape look picturesque.
The Lombard language spoken here is one of the Romance languages. Typical of the region is the highly developed industry, which is mainly concentrated in cities, and the resulting low unemployment rate, which is below 4%.
Climate in Lombardy
The climate in Lombardy is warm and mild. Even in January, temperatures rarely drop below -2 ° C. During the day, they fluctuate between 7 and 11 ° C in winter, and the 20 degrees mark is cracked for the first time in spring in mid- April. The amounts of precipitation are comparable to many regions in Germany.
The summer in Lombardy is wonderfully beautiful with temperatures averaging up to 32 degrees and 10 hours of sunshine per day. Even at night, the values in July and August rarely fall well below 20 degrees. Statistically speaking, the rainiest month in Lombardy is the autumn month of October.
When is the best time to travel to Lombardy?
In general, Milan as the most important metropolis in Lombardy is a popular year-round destination, as the Italian city offers interesting charm and lots of highlights in all four seasons. Even the cooler pre-Christmas period is an interesting experience that we can only recommend.
However, if you want to experience the full radiance of the Italian sun, a little Dolce Vita and also Lake Iseo from its most beautiful side, we recommend the summer months of May to the end of September as the best time to travel to Lombardy. The days are now long, bright and friendly – the locals are in a great mood and even more cordial than they already are.
Optimal travel time for the regions
In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (Lombardy).
|Place||Best travel time|
|Milan||May, June, July, August and September|
|Brescia / Lake Iseo||May, June, July, August and September|
Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Milan (Lombardy)
|Daytime temperature||7 ° C||11 ° C||16 ° C||19 ° C||25 ° C||28 ° C||31 ° C||30 ° C||26 ° C||20 ° C||12 ° C||7 ° C|
|Night temperature||-2 ° C||1 ° C||4 ° C||8 ° C||13 ° C||17 ° C||19 ° C||19 ° C||15 ° C||9 ° C||4 ° C||1 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||38||23||41||85||72||74||99||64||89||90||86||42|
|Hours of sunshine||3||5||6||6||7||9||10||9||7||5||3||3|
The annual average temperature in Milan is 14.2 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is July (25 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 2.5 ° C.
The annual precipitation is 805 mm on 104 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. In the months of January, February, March, November and December is possible snowfall.
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 10.2 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year the sun shines for 6.2 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Monza, Bergamo, Novara and Piacenza.
Sights in Lombardy
Most of the sights are concentrated in the capital city of Milan. Because on the one hand it is a fashion center, which is attractive to women. On the other hand, there is the world-famous “Juseppe Meazza” stadium, also known as San-Siro, which is the home stadium for Inter and Milan. And if you want to attend the popular Derby Della Madonnina, you can fulfill your wish in Milan. Those who are more enthusiastic about architectural masterpieces will get their money’s worth in the “Sant’Ambrogio”, the early Christian church in Milan, which was built on the orders of Emperor Constantine the Great. Also worth seeing is the “Palazzo della Ragione”, a court building that was built in the 13th century and was in use until 1776.
But the real pearl of the city is undoubtedly the Milan Cathedral. The monuental building looks awe inspiring not only from the outside, but also from the inside. The visitor is also impressed by the choir and the organ of the cathedral. A visit to the Milan Cathedral is therefore worthwhile for all architecture fans. For fans of the theater, a visit to the Teatro alla Scala is definitely worthwhile. And Biblioteca Ambrosiana will delight any historian because it contains more than a million of the primary sources on the history of the region and Italy. A visit to Lake Iseo should of course not be missed.
Lombardy weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 14 ° C and 25 ° C can be expected over the next three months. It gets warmest in May in Milan, while March is noticeably cooler in Brescia / Lake Iseo. The temperatures in Milan are between 16 and 25 ° C and in Brescia / Lake Iseo between 14 and 23 ° C.
In March you can expect around 6 days of rainfall, in April 9 (Brescia / Lake Iseo) to 11 days (Milan) and in May around 10 days.
In the period from March to May , the sun shines an average of 5 to 7 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in May in Milan, but with less sun you will have to get by in March in Brescia / Lake Iseo.