Lake Maggiore Weather August Averages, Italy
What's the Weather like in Lake Maggiore in August
Average Sunshine Hours
The height of the tourist season arrives in August in Lake Maggiore, as travelers come from all over the world to enjoy the last bits of the summer holiday. The warm days and cool nights make for near ideal temperatures for getting outside and enjoy all the lake activities. The area gets around 9 hours of sunshine each day, ample time to explore the little towns around the lake and see the various attractions that make the lake popular.
You'll want to pack an umbrella, as the area sees about 185 mm of rainfall this month. The rain falls over an average of 15 days during the month, but hopefully you'll still get more dry days during your stay. Along with the rain, you may even see a couple of thunderstorms, but typically they don't reach the severe level. Thankfully, the rain that does fall doesn't last long, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors.
Along with an umbrella, you'll also want to bring along sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the still-hot sun's rays. Shorts, short-sleeved shirts, and tank tops are appropriate during the day. At night, when the temperatures hit a low of 17°C (about 63°F), you'll probably want a light jacket or sweater to keep warm, especially when outside along the lake. The high temperature gets up to 27°C (around 84°F) whilst the average daily temperature hits 22°C (about 72°F).
Highest and Lowest Recorded Temperatures in August
This part of Switzerland has fairly consistent weather patterns, but occasional extremes do occur. The hottest temperature ever recorded for the area for this month was an incredible 38°C (about 100°F), hot for even the most arid and dry countries. As for lows, the lowest temperature recorded was 10°C (about 50°F), chilly but not too far off from the normal low for this time of the year.
Lake Maggiore Hotels in August
Made up of two historic yellow and pink buildings, Hotel Cannero has 55 guest rooms including standard, superior, and suite options. Some of the rooms have balconies with amazing views of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding areas. You'll have access to a heated swimming pool and solarium, tennis court, and a public lounge to relax with friends. The restaurant and bar have indoor and outdoor seating so you can enjoy your meal in August overlooking the lake with the mountains in the background.
Hotel Residence La Luna Nel Porto
The Hotel Residence La Luna Nel Porto sits in the town of Stresa on the shore of Lake Maggiore. The hotel has a comfortable sitting room where you can sit and sip coffee, a terrace with remarkable lake views, fun game room and arcade, and a solarium with garden. The hotel's 12 suites include junior or superior options with 35 to 75 square feet and private balconies or terraces. All the rooms also have fully-equipped kitchens, satellite television, internet, private bathrooms, and air conditioning.
Shaped like a boat prow and located in the town of Cannobio, the Hotel Pironi is housed in a 15th century building and offers a medieval atmosphere just minutes from Lake Maggiore. The 12 guest rooms are furnished with antique pieces but also have modern amenities like air conditioning, minibar, and satellite television. Every morning, start your day in the breakfast room with a full buffet. The tea room on the first floor has a self-service coffee and tea bar and computer with free internet access for guests.
Beaches in Lake Maggiore for August
In Stresa, Loco Beach sits near the Carciano dock and is a popular beach especially with a daily average temperature of 22°C (about 72°F). It has a seawall that runs partway down the beach and plenty of warm sand to sunbathe on. Here, you can eat at the Loco Beach Club and Restaurant and you're also close to the cable car. The waters are calm at this part of the lake, perfect for small children to swim and splash around.
Lido Blu Beach
You can't miss the Lido Blu Beach in Stresa with the bright blue Lido Blu Bar. The public beach sits across from the Regina Palace hotel and is well-maintained and clean, perfect for families with kids. The Lido Blu Bar has tables right on the beach so you can wander up when you need a snack, drink, or meal to eat.
Ristorante Lido di Angera
The Ristorante Lido di Angera is part of the Hotel Lido di Angera and offers guests a menu full of fresh seafood and Italian cuisine. Don't let the small menu fool you; you'll get big taste when dining on dishes like whitefish dumplings, medallions of quail, and cheese fondue. The lengthy wine list includes reds, whites, blushes, and sparkling options.
Mughal Ristorante Indiano
For a change of pace, the Mughal Ristorante Indiano in Sesto Calende has a menu full of traditional Indian dishes. Here you'll find tandoori, curries, chicken vindaloo, chicken masala, Balti, basmati rice, and naan bread. If you have no idea where to start, you can count on the friendly wait staff to help you choose a good meal. For drinks, try the Indian beer or a mango lassi yogurt drink.
If you're looking for true farm-to-table eating, check out Sciareda Farms, complete with a restaurant where you can taste foods straight from the farm. Specialties include risotto, handmade dumplings and noodles, farm-raised beef and chicken, and fresh-made breads. Guests with special dietary needs such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten allergies will find numerous choices as well.
Things to do in Lake Maggiore in August
Wave Aquatic Park
The Wave Aquatic Park is the perfect stop for a warm day during your visit to the Lake Maggiore area. The park offers something for all ages, with both indoor and outdoor elements. Rides and attractions include a castle slide, toboggan ride, fountains, wave pool, children's lagoon, and numerous large water slides. There's also a snack bar where you can get refreshments in between all the fun.
A trip to Lake Maggiore wouldn't be complete without exploring the waters on a sailing tour. Acquarya Sailing offers sailing courses to teach beginners to advanced sailors the ropes. The sailing courses include lots of time on the water learning the art of sailing while taking in the beautiful sights. Depending on the length of your class, you may also get a snack or refreshments on board.
Distretto Turistico dei Laghi
Hosted by the Distretto Turistico dei Laghi, the Fireworks Festival is a must-see if you're visiting in August. The event includes several different nights of pyrotechnics, lights, and music at towns all around Lake Maggiore and Lake of Orta. Over 300,000 people come out each year to see the shows that take place throughout August. Past shows have even incorporated some of the waterfalls in the area, creating a fantastic show of lights, water, and music.