Seasons in Turin

Turin is important city in northern Italy. It is situated on foothills of the Western Alps at confluence of Po and Dora Riparia. Climate of Turin is in general Mediterranean. Unlike southern localities of the country there are actual frosts and snowfalls in Turin. In addition, the Alps create barrier of some sort. They hold humid air causing frequent rains.

On the other hand unlike southern Italian cities summers in Turin is milder especially in hilly part of the city. Due to location Foehn winds occur occasionally. In autumn and winter thick fogs form around the city but fog rarely reaches the streets of the city.


Seasons

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Spring in Turin

Early spring in Turing is kind of swing. Nice bright days alternate cool rainy periods. Thermometer readings will grow from 130C (550F) to 160C (610F) between September and April. Growth continues later and in May afternoons are as warm as 200C (680F). Typical for northern Italy wide daily ranges of temperature are fair for Turin too. During spring air at night warms up from 30C (370F) to 100C (500F).

Precipitation grows similar to temperature as well as amount of sunshine. Actually its amount doubles from March to May. It is 72 mm (3”) per 6 rainy days in March comparing to 145 mm (5.7”) in 11 rainy days in May. Thunderstorms kicking in the middle of a day are common in May.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 63 mm (2.5")
April
Max average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.8")
May
Max average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (53 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 96 mm (3.8")

Spring Holidays

March – Oriental Festival, Festival Irlandese, That’s America Festival.
March 8 – Women’s Day.
March 19 – St. Giuseppe's Day.

March-April – Easter Celebrations.
April – Manualmente Primavera, Turin Comics, Italian Cart Racing Championship.
April 25 – Liberation Day.

May – Turin International Book Fair.
May 1 – Labor Day.

Summer in Turin

Summers in Turin are usually sunny and warm. Devastating heat occurs relatively rare unlike thunderstorms and rains. Precipitation is not as abundant as in previous season. But there are up 8 rainy days per month. As for temperature it is between 250C (770F) and 280C (820F). Evenings after fast torrential rain (with some thunder and lightning maybe) are as warm as 14-180C (57-640F).

Monthly dose of precipitation decreases until mid-August to start crawl up to minor annual peak of rainfall. Maximum of daily sunshine is in July.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (60 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 76 mm (3.0")
July
Max average t°: +29 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12.8 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 67 mm (2.6")
August
Max average t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 56 mm (2.2")

Summer Holidays

June – CinemAmbiente, Gourmet Expo Forum.
June 2 – Republic Day.

July 26 – St. Anne’s Day.

August 10 – St, Lawrence’s Day.
August 15 – Ascention.

Autumn in Turin

Remains of summer weather are spreader until the middle of October. At this time temperature goes down from 230C (730F) to 170C (620F) to hit mark of 110C (520F) in November. Nighttime temperature tumbles from 120C (530F) to 10C (340F). Precipitation acts differently. Its amount increases until breaking point of 100 mm (4”) in mid-October. After that it rapidly decreases to 60 mm (2.3”) in November. Amount of sunshine just gradually decreases and reaches poor 4 hours per day in late November.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 37 mm (1.5")
October
Max average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 66 mm (2.6")
November
Max average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 116 mm (4.6")

Autumn Holidays

September – MITO Settembre Musica, Turin International Street Theatre Festival.
September-November – Torino Danza Festival.

October – Salone del Gusto (Showroom of Taste), Future mobility week, National Festival of Cabaret, Movement Music Fest.

November – ARTISSIMA - International Fair of Contemporary Art.
November 1 – All Saints Day.
November 17 – Black Cat’s Day.

Winter in Turin

Following three words completely describe winter in Turin: cold, cloudy and humid. Average daytime temperature for December and January sits around 70C (440F) and then grow to 90C (480F) in February. Nighttime averages hover around -20C (280F). Occasionally Foehn wind is blowing from Alps. It is warm and dry and may raise temperature up to 150C (590F).

In terms of precipitation winter is the driest season. There are only 47 mm (2”) of rainfall per each month, but relative air humidity is 80%. Snow is common and it falls every year with average annual amount of 250 mm (10”).

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +6 °C (43 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 24 mm (0.9")
January
Max average t°: +5 °C (40 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (29 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.2")
February
Max average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 43 mm (1.7")

Winter Holidays

Wnter – Luci d'Artista
December 24-26 – Christmas Celebraions.
December 31 – New Year’s Eve.

January – Ivrea Carnival.
January 1 – New Year.
January 6 – Epiphany.

February – AutomotoRacing and AutomotoRetro, Reload Music Festival.
February 2 – La candelora.
February 14 – St. Valentine’s Day.