Ambrì is a Swiss village in the municipality of Quinto, Leventina District, Canton of Ticino.

Ambrì
Village
The airport and the village of Ambrì
The airport and the village of Ambrì
Ambrì is located in Switzerland
Ambrì
Ambrì
Position in Switzerland
Coordinates: 46°30′40″N 8°42′2″E / 46.51111°N 8.70056°E / 46.51111; 8.70056Coordinates: 46°30′40″N 8°42′2″E / 46.51111°N 8.70056°E / 46.51111; 8.70056
Country  Switzerland
Canton Ticino
DistrictLeventina-coat of arms.svg Leventina
MunicipalityQuinto-coat of arms.svg Quinto
Elevation
1,003 m (3,291 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
6775
Area code(s)(+41) 091
Licence plateTI

GeographyEdit

 
Aerial view (1965)

Ambrì is located in the Leventina Valley, upon the southwestern shore of Ticino river and below the Lepontine Alps, next to the neighboring village of Piotta. Other villages close to Ambrì are Rodi and Fiesso. It is 2 km far from Quinto, 7 from Airolo and 50 from Bellinzona.

SportsEdit

The village is known throughout Switzerland for being home to National League (NL) team HC Ambrì-Piotta, that plays in the 6,500-seat Valascia, but is set to move into a new arena by 2021.

Ambrì is also a popular area for hiking.

TransportEdit

Ambrì also has its own airport, Ambrì Airport. The airport was a military one until 1994. Now it hosts events, flight school and more. But sometimes also domestic passenger flights.

Ambrì is served by the infrequently served Ambrì-Piotta station, on the Gotthard railway.

WeatherEdit

Climate data for Quinto/Piotta/Ambri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
3.7
(38.7)
6.9
(44.4)
10.3
(50.5)
15.3
(59.5)
19.5
(67.1)
22.2
(72.0)
21.1
(70.0)
17.9
(64.2)
13
(55)
5.8
(42.4)
2.5
(36.5)
11.7
(53.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.5
(29.3)
−0.3
(31.5)
2.6
(36.7)
6.1
(43.0)
10.3
(50.5)
14
(57)
16.6
(61.9)
15.5
(59.9)
12.5
(54.5)
8
(46)
2.6
(36.7)
−0.4
(31.3)
7.2
(45.0)
Average low °C (°F) −4.8
(23.4)
−3.8
(25.2)
−1.2
(29.8)
2.1
(35.8)
6
(43)
9.1
(48.4)
11.4
(52.5)
11
(52)
8.5
(47.3)
4.4
(39.9)
−0.6
(30.9)
−3.6
(25.5)
3.2
(37.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 76
(3.0)
83
(3.3)
96
(3.8)
132
(5.2)
161
(6.3)
121
(4.8)
114
(4.5)
141
(5.6)
139
(5.5)
146
(5.7)
133
(5.2)
70
(2.8)
1,413
(55.6)
Average precipitation days 7.9 7.7 9.1 10 12.6 11 9.8 10.6 7.9 8.4 9.1 8.2 112.3
Source: MeteoSchweiz [1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Temperature and Precipitation Average Values-Table, 1961-1990" (in German, French, and Italian). Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2009.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ambrì at Wikimedia Commons