Lake Garda Italy

Desenzano del Garda

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Here you can get useful travel information for Northern Italy. This travel guide is built with Desenzano del Garda, Lake Garda Italy, as the base and it shows you daytrips you can take from there.

Lake Garda Italy

Desenzano del Garda

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Lake Garda Weather

This is the weather at Brescia Montichiari airport, just 20-30 minutes from Desenzano del Garda. This is real time weather information.

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The Lake Garda area can get quite hot but usually there is a nice breeze to keep you cool. If you want to take a trip to this beautiful area during the warmer months then you should plan you trip somewhere between May and September. The weather is great then and you can soak up the sun! If you prefer to travel when it’s cooler, then consider going between December and April.

Most people want to spend some a lot of time in the water and checking the average water temperature for the different seasons before you visit a specific place is important because that will help you determine when the best time would be to plan your visit. During Spring the average water temperate is 10-18˚C and summer time it’s 17-26˚C. It drops again slightly during autumn to 12-22˚C and a further drop for winter to 6-10˚C. The water in Lake Garda comes from melting snow and ice from the mountains which explains the low water temperature during winter. In summers its fine for a swim.

When looking at Lake Garda weather charts one easily notices that this area gets most of its rain in early spring and late autumn. This explains the great vegetation! It’s quite dry during summer especially July and August. Lake Garda is very popular with windsurfers so when first timers visit this area, the first thing they want to know about is the Lake Garda weather and wind patterns. The wind is best on the north side of the lake and those are also the towns most popular for this sport. To catch the best winds you need to get up early, since it’s absolutely amazing in the early morning. The early wind is caused by the difference in temperate between the air and the mountains.

Later in the afternoon there is also normally a wind which is again caused by temperate differences as the sun heats the mountains. All the different valleys in this area also contribute to the amazing winds – every windsurfers dream

Plan your trip well – making a list of everything you want to do and then determine which months will be best for you when looking at Lake Garda weather. Going in winter means you can do mountain biking and some other sports while it’s cool and you won’t have the hot sun heating you up. But during winter you cannot swim in the lake, it’s too cold. During summer you can spend hours in the water, and it’s the most popular time to go so there are more people and all the shops will be open.

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