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The town of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Ascona is located in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticinio in the country of southern Switzerland. It lies on the banks of Lake Maggiore which is a large lake to the south side of the Alps. It is the largest lake of Italy and second largest of the southern Switzerland. Ascona is Switzerlandâs lowest lying town. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The town was built around the 16th century church of San Pietro e Paolo and was once a former fishing village but is now a popular tourist destination where people visit for the weather, attractions and culture.
The topography in Ascona is mountainess with a panorama of the lake and the Alpsmaking it a beautiful setting.
The weather in Ascona is a mild Mediterranean climate of sunny days, moderate rainfall and occasional snow. Due to its location with the Alps temperatures can be quite cool across the seasons.
There is a temperate microclimate prevailing over the lake with the Alps protecting it from the cold northern air. During the winter the lake helps to keep temperatures higher as the water releases heat energy slower than air. The temperatures are cooled down in the summer by the breezes which blow on the waterâs surface.
As well as enjoying the holiday weather there are places to visit such as the lake promenade, public swimming pool, boutiques and restaurants. There are lovely walks around the gardens, vine covered slopes above the lake and unspoilt valleys. The lake offers a range of water sports and you can find some of the most famous Switzerland Hotels here. You can check the weather forecast before you book your holiday to see what the weather will be like during your chosen time of year.
In Summer in Ascona you can expect temperatures to range from average highsof 250C to 270C. Temperaturesin this season are not likely to drop below lows of 140C. This season does receive 10 to 12 days of rainfall per month, with the wettest month being June. You can expect up to 9 hours of daily sunshine hours. The hottest months are July / August with June being the coolest.
In Autumn temperatures start to decrease with September reaching average highs of 230C but November dropping to average highs of 110C. In this season rainfall does decrease with November receiving the least rainfall. The hottest month in this season is September and the coolest is November. The amount of daily sunshine hours do decrease steadily, down to 4 hours of sunshine in November.
In Winter temperatures reach highs of 90C. Rainfall is a lot less this season with an average of 6 to 7 days of rain per month. This season receives the least rain all year. You can expect between 3 and 5 hours of sunshine hours per day. The coldest months are December and January.
In Spring temperatures slowly start rising again reaching average highs of 210C in May. The coldest month in this season is March. The month of May is the wettest month in this season but then precipitation does start to decrease moving into summer. Daily sunshine hours begin to increase again and you can expect between 8 and 9 hours of daily sunshine hours.