Ticino's climate is not exactly Mediterranean and hence tremendously influenced by sea. The spot offers a totally different climate and temperature in comparison with rest of the places of Switzerland. The frequent rainfall of the place (although a blessing on one hand) can be a bit dangerous, as it bears greater risk of hailstorms. Thus gripe growers are used to defend their harvest with special anti-hail nets. The high average temperature and impressive number of hours of sunshine is suitable in case of complete ripening of the grapes.
January: 1.9°C / 35.4°F
July: 21.3°C / 70.3°F
Year: 11.7°C / 53°F
Rainfall: 1750 mm. /yr. (68 in.)
The highest in Switzerland
The annual hours of sun exposure:
Between 2100-2286 hrs
More than anywhere else in Switzerland
Altitudes changes from 220 m. (722 ft.) near Locarno to plots at over 500 m. (1640 ft.) in mountain valleys.