Lake Garda weather: A complete guide

Lake Garda, located in northern Italy, is a popular tourist destination renowned for its mild climate and picturesque scenery. If you are planning a holiday to the lake, it is important to know what kind of weather to expect. In this article, we will provide you with a complete guide to Lake Garda weather, including information on:

  • General climate
  • Seasonal forecasts
  • Average temperatures
  • Rainfall
  • Packing tips

General climate

Lake Garda enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm, sunny summers. The average annual temperature is around 12°C (53°F), with highs reaching 30°C (86°F) in summer and lows rarely dropping below 0°C (32°F) in winter.

Seasonal forecasts

  • Spring (March-May): Temperatures start to rise, with longer, sunnier days. This is a great time to visit the lake and enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Summer (June-August): The hottest and sunniest time of year. Average temperatures hover around 25°C (77°F), with peaks of 30°C (86°F) or more. The lake is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and water sports.
  • Autumn (September-November): Temperatures gradually cool down, with still pleasant and sunny days. Autumn is a great time to visit the lakeside towns and villages, immersed in the warm colours of the season.
  • Winter (December-February): The coldest time of year, with average temperatures around 5°C (41°F). Precipitation is generally low and snowy.

Average temperatures

  • January: 5°C (41°F)
  • February: 6°C (43°F)
  • March: 9°C (48°F)
  • April: 13°C (55°F)
  • May: 17°C (63°F)
  • June: 21°C (70°F)
  • July: 25°C (77°F)
  • August: 25°C (77°F)
  • September: 22°C (72°F)
  • October: 18°C (64°F)
  • November: 12°C (54°F)
  • December: 7°C (45°F)


Rainfall at Lake Garda is generally low, with an annual average of around 600 mm (24 inches). Most of the rain falls in autumn and spring.

Packing tips

What to pack for a holiday at Lake Garda depends on the season you are travelling. In general, it is advisable to bring light, breathable clothing for summer, while heavier, waterproof clothing is needed for winter. Here are some packing tips:

  • Summer: Light clothing, swimsuit, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
  • Winter: Coat, scarf, gloves, hat, waterproof boots


Lake Garda offers a pleasant climate all year round, with mild temperatures and low rainfall. Depending on the season you are travelling, it is important to choose the right clothing to make the most of your holiday.


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