Climate of Viadana A typical continental weather
Winter – Cold and Dry Winter is the second least rainy season of the year (after Summer), and obviously, the least sunny one. There are frequent anticyclonic situations (high pressure), which bring long periods of cold and fog, with temperatures around 0°C. Generally winter also brings some snowfalls.
Spring – Unstable and Rainy In March and April the instability of the area becomes stronger and the first storms appear. In May afternoons storms are frequent. At the end of May the region becomes hotter and sunnier because of the presence of the Azores anticyclone.
Summer – Hot and Dry (with occasional violent storms) In June the anticyclone becomes more stable, but cold wind may come from the north, violent storms, which are very damaging for agriculture, occur. In August the anticyclone begins to soften and temperatures come closer to acceptable values.
Autumn – Rainy and Foggy September and October have usually great variations amongst the days. Days of rain and fog can frequently alternate with sunny and warm days. November is often the rainiest month of the year. It is also in this month that the floods on the river Po can appear.
Temperatures January average temperature 1,3 °C (1961-1990) July average temperature 23,1 °C (1961-1990) Annual average temperature 12,8 °C (1961-1990)
This diagram shows the evolution of the temperature and rainfall on the territory of Mantova’s province As the graphic shows the maximum rainfall occurs in Spring and Autumn, more precisely in the months of April and October . As far as the temperature is concerned, we can see that the hottest month is July , being the Winter months, December and January, the coldest ones of the year.