Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Germany

We show the climate in Germany by comparing the average weather in 4 representative places: Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and Köln.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Germany

Average High and Low Temperature in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec15°F15°F20°F20°F25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F5929773756307325324220312125NowNowMunichMunichKölnKölnHamburgHamburgBerlinBerlin
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding perceived temperatures.
Berlin 38°F40°F48°F57°F67°F71°F76°F74°F66°F56°F46°F39°F
Hamburg 39°F40°F46°F55°F63°F68°F72°F71°F64°F55°F46°F40°F
Munich 37°F39°F48°F56°F64°F70°F74°F73°F66°F56°F45°F38°F
Köln 42°F44°F51°F59°F66°F71°F75°F74°F67°F59°F49°F43°F
Berlin 29°F30°F35°F41°F49°F55°F59°F58°F51°F44°F37°F32°F
Hamburg 31°F30°F34°F39°F46°F51°F55°F55°F50°F43°F37°F32°F
Munich 25°F26°F32°F38°F46°F52°F55°F54°F48°F41°F33°F28°F
Köln 33°F33°F37°F41°F48°F53°F57°F56°F51°F45°F39°F35°F


Average Hourly Temperature in BerlinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablefreezingwarm


Average Hourly Temperature in HamburgJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortable


Average Hourly Temperature in MunichJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablefreezing


Average Hourly Temperature in KölnJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Germany

Chance of Clearer Skies in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%56265935NowNowMunichMunichKölnKölnHamburgHamburgBerlinBerlin
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Berlin 31%35%39%46%51%53%55%54%51%41%29%27%
Hamburg 28%32%36%45%49%52%54%53%49%39%28%26%
Munich 40%41%41%43%43%49%58%57%50%42%36%36%
Köln 34%39%41%46%47%51%56%55%50%41%32%29%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Germany

Daily Chance of Precipitation in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%28163421492435NowNowMunichMunichKölnKölnHamburgHamburgBerlinBerlin
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Berlin 7.2d6.2d6.4d5.2d7.1d7.9d8.4d7.6d6.2d6.1d6.6d8.1d
Hamburg 9.2d7.6d7.9d6.8d7.9d9.3d10.1d9.1d8.0d8.8d9.0d9.5d
Munich 8.3d7.3d8.8d9.7d12.5d14.2d13.9d12.3d9.9d8.3d8.2d8.6d
Köln 9.4d7.9d8.1d8.2d9.5d9.6d10.3d9.4d8.6d8.9d8.9d10.5d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Germany

Average Monthly Rainfall in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in1.ölnKölnHamburgHamburgBerlinBerlin
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Berlin 1.1″0.9″1.0″1.0″1.5″1.8″1.9″1.6″1.3″1.1″1.2″1.2″
Hamburg 1.6″1.3″1.3″1.2″1.6″2.1″2.1″2.0″1.8″1.8″1.8″1.7″
Munich 1.3″1.2″1.7″2.1″3.4″4.3″4.4″3.8″2.9″2.1″1.7″1.6″
Köln 1.9″1.7″1.6″1.5″2.0″2.2″2.2″2.1″2.1″1.9″1.9″2.1″

Average Monthly Snowfall in Germany

Average Monthly Snowfall in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in1.ölnKölnHamburgHamburgBerlinBerlin
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Berlin 1.4″0.9″0.4″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.6″1.5″
Hamburg 1.5″1.0″0.5″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.3″1.2″
Munich 2.8″2.8″1.6″0.4″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″1.4″2.5″
Köln 0.7″0.3″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.8″

Hours of Daylight in Germany

Hours of Daylight in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr16.87.616.18.4NowNowMunichMunichKölnKölnHamburgHamburgBerlinBerlin
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Berlin 8.3h9.9h11.9h14.0h15.8h16.8h16.2h14.6h12.6h10.6h8.7h7.7h
Hamburg 8.1h9.8h11.9h14.1h16.0h17.0h16.4h14.7h12.6h10.5h8.6h7.6h
Munich 8.9h10.2h11.9h13.7h15.2h16.0h15.6h14.2h12.5h10.8h9.2h8.4h
Köln 8.5h10.0h11.9h13.9h15.6h16.5h16.0h14.5h12.6h10.7h8.9h8.0h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Germany

Chance of Muggy Conditions in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%32NowNowMunichMunichKölnKöln
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Berlin 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.6d0.5d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Hamburg 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.5d0.4d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Munich 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.1d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Köln 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d0.6d0.4d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Germany

Average Wind Speed in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph12.18.913.ölnKölnHamburgHamburgBerlinBerlin
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Berlin 11.911.411.
Hamburg 12.812.311.910.
Köln 12.311.510.

Average Water Temperature in Germany

Average Water Temperature in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°FNaN6537NaNNaNNowNowHamburgHamburg
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hamburg 39°F38°F40°F45°F53°F59°F64°F64°F61°F55°F48°F42°F

Tourism Score in Germany

Tourism Score in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.80.1NowNowMunichMunichKölnKölnHamburgHamburgBerlinBerlin
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Germany

Beach/Pool Score in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.63.33.9NowNowMunichMunichKölnKölnHamburgHamburgBerlinBerlin
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Germany

Growing Season in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowMunichMunichKölnKölnHamburgHamburg
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Germany

Growing Degree Days in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°FNowNowMunichMunichKölnKölnHamburgHamburgBerlinBerlin
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Germany

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in GermanyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh6.ölnKölnHamburgHamburgBerlinBerlin
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

This report illustrates the typical weather for Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and Köln year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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