Lake Como has a micro-climate resulting in a Mediterranean style climate with lots of sun and warm temperatures. The temperatures here vary considerably compared to Milan, due to its alpine location (even though it is only 25 miles north of Milan). Because of this phenomenon, as well as seeing alpine fir trees, you can also find palm trees lining some of the promenades!
Some towns in particular seem to be sun traps during the summer months; Bellagio, Varenna, Argegno, Griante, Menaggio, Argegno and Lenno.
During the summer you can see some spectacular thunderstorms but they don’t last for long and it never really gets cold in the evenings either. The result of the storms is fresh air and days of clear blue skies. Lake Como would not be as lush and green if it weren’t for the short bursts of downpours.
Lake Como Average Temperatures