Turin, where it's located

In Turin, the capital of Piedmont, the climate is moderately continental, with cold, damp winters and hot, muggy summers. The city is located at 250 meters (800 feet) above sea level, at the foot of the Alps, and along the Po River. Because of its position, in summer, it is not as hot as the rest of the Po valley, while in winter, it is a little less foggy.
Here are the average temperatures at the Caselle Airport.
Turin - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-3-136101417171372-2
Max (°C)791317212528272317118
Min (°F)273037435057636355453628
Max (°F)454855637077828173635246

Precipitation is quite abundant, in fact, it amounts to nearly 1,000 millimeters (40 inches) per year. The least rainy season is winter, while the wettest periods are late spring, mainly because of afternoon thunderstorms (May is the wettest month), and autumn. However, thunderstorms can occur in summer as well.
Here is the average precipitation.
Turin - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)5045751151451057075851057045980
Prec.(in)21.834.55.74.12.833.34.12.81.838.6
Days546911968676481

Winter, from December to February, is cold and damp. The sky is often cloudy, and fog may form in anticyclonic periods, although less frequently than in Milan and other areas of the Po Valley. Around midday, the sun can come out.
There is a moderate amount of rainy days, although winter is the least rainy season.
The wind is generally weak or absent, except when the föhn blows, a warm and dry wind that comes down from the Alps and is able to bring clear skies and good visibility; in these cases, the temperature can reach or exceed 15 °C (59 °F) even in winter.
Snow generally falls at least once every year, although it is seldom very abundant; in amounts on average to 25 centimeters (10 inches) per year. Every now and then, cold air masses from Eastern Europe can bring frosts, more or less intense; in February 2012, the temperature dropped to -14 °C (7 °F).

Spring in Turin is initially an unstable season, when the first mild days alternate with the return of cold periods. However, it gradually becomes more enjoyable, especially from mid-April to late May, when there are many nice days, with mild or pleasantly warm temperatures during the day, although thunderstorms can break out in the afternoon or in the evening.
However, Atlantic depressions able to bring rainfall are still quite frequent.

Summer, from June to August, is hot and muggy, and generally sunny. Even though the wind is generally weak, the heat is more often bearable than in the rest of the Po Valley because the temperature is a bit lower, but also because of thunderstorms, which can be accompanied by wind gusts, and affect the city quite frequently, especially in the afternoon and in the evening. There is still some chance of some Atlantic disturbances, which can bring some pretty cool and rainy days even in midsummer (but especially in June and late August).

Autumn gives some nice days in September, and sometimes in early October, then quickly becomes gray and rainy. The first cold days usually occur in November.

Turin, the Mole Antonelliana and the Alps

The amount of sunshine in Turin is not very good from mid-October to February, when the sun comes out quite rarely (but it goes better than in Milan). However, the sun shines for a moderate number of hours in spring, and it's frequent in summer, except during the rare rainy days, and during the more frequent thunderstorms occurring in the afternoon or in the evening.
Turin - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours445667876544

On the hills that lie to the east of Turin, beyond the Po River, the climate is milder, in fact, in winter, they are often above the layer of cold air that stagnates in the Po Valley, while in summer, they are cooler because of the higher altitude. For example, here are the average temperatures of the Bric della Croce station, 700 meters (2,300 feet) above sea level, in the municipality of Pecetto Torinese.
Bric della Croce - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)01461014171714941
Max (°C)67111418222524201496
Min (°F)323439435057636357483934
Max (°F)434552576472777568574843

Best Time


The best times to visit Turin are spring and early summer, in particular, from mid-April to mid-June. September, too, is a good month. However, you have to take into account some rainy days in both periods.
Summer can be hot, although less frequently than in the rest of the Po valley, actually, there can be a good number of days with acceptable temperatures, especially in June. You have to take into account, in late spring and summer, sudden thunderstorms in the afternoon or in the evening.