A minute of wind on Lake Garda

So many winds to choose from here on Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake – located two hours west of Venice and one hour from Europe’s most romantic balcony in Verona.

The two main winds are called Peler, and Ora. Peler blows from the north, affecting the whole lake, but particularly the central and northern areas. It starts in the early hours of the morning and continues until around noon. It becomes stronger after sun rise as the temperature increases.

The other main wind is Ora, the more famous of the two. Ora comes from the south and is slightly weaker than Peler. It works along with Peler, blowing from noon until sunset. It’s caused by a marked temperature difference during the day so it’s strongest in the summer and quite weak by winter. 

There are other winds which are seasonal, like the Balin and the Vinessa, a steady wind perfect for windsurfers. It can be dangerous because of its strength and the waves it generates as it blows east south east. Ponale is a summer wind. 

Weather’s warm this time of year, yet temperature does change with the wind….and it’s lovely here on Lake Garda. Hope to see you soon…

Published by baileyalexander

An American living in Piemonte. Sailed across the Atlantic aboard our 43 Nauticat in 2002 and spent over a decade living in Rome, Paris, Prague, Malta, Venice and Bucharest before settling in Piemonte, Italia.

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