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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Ramstein Germany

At Ramstein, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 77°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 88°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Ramstein for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.

Climate at Ramstein

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Ramstein weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 4 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest month of the year at Ramstein is July, with an average high of 75°F and low of 54°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 17 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest month of the year at Ramstein is January, with an average low of 29°F and high of 39°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Ramstein

Average High and Low Temperature at RamsteinwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 941°FFeb 941°FAug 577°FAug 577°F29°F29°F54°F54°FJun 469°FJun 469°FSep 969°FSep 969°FNov 1746°FNov 1746°F48°F48°F49°F49°F36°F36°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 39°F42°F50°F58°F66°F71°F75°F75°F67°F57°F47°F40°F
Temp. 34°F35°F41°F48°F56°F62°F66°F64°F57°F50°F41°F36°F
Low 29°F29°F33°F38°F45°F51°F54°F53°F47°F41°F36°F31°F

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature at Ramstein

Average Hourly Temperature at RamsteinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing
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.

Anmore, Canada (5,013 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Ramstein (view comparison).

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At Ramstein, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Ramstein begins around April 4 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around October 6.

The clearest month of the year at Ramstein is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 6 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around April 4.

The cloudiest month of the year at Ramstein is December, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 74% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Ramstein

Cloud Cover Categories at RamsteinclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2860%Jul 2860%Nov 2226%Nov 2226%Apr 443%Apr 443%Oct 643%Oct 643%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 70%63%59%57%55%49%41%43%50%61%72%74%
Clearer 30%37%41%43%45%51%59%57%50%39%28%26%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Ramstein varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.4 months, from May 5 to January 18, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days at Ramstein is June, with an average of 9.3 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 3.6 months, from January 18 to May 5. The month with the fewest wet days at Ramstein is February, with an average of 6.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone at Ramstein is June, with an average of 9.3 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 33% on May 25.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Ramstein

Daily Chance of Precipitation at RamsteinwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 2533%May 2533%Mar 121%Mar 121%Jan 129%Jan 129%Jan 1827%Jan 1827%NowNowrainmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 7.0d5.7d7.2d7.5d9.4d9.3d8.9d8.2d7.6d8.3d7.6d7.4d
Mixed 0.6d0.3d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.8d
Snow 0.6d0.4d0.2d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d0.9d
Any 8.2d6.4d7.5d7.6d9.4d9.3d8.9d8.2d7.6d8.3d8.1d9.0d

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Ramstein experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Ramstein. The month with the most rain at Ramstein is June, with an average rainfall of 2.1 inches.

The month with the least rain at Ramstein is February, with an average rainfall of 1.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Ramstein

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 1.4″1.2″1.3″1.5″2.0″2.1″1.9″1.8″1.9″1.9″1.7″1.7″

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Ramstein experiences some seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from November 30 to February 2, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow at Ramstein is December, with an average snowfall of 1.9 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.9 months, from February 2 to November 30. The least snow falls around August 4, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall at Ramstein

Average Monthly Snowfall at RamsteinsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inDec 282.1 inDec 282.1 inAug 40.0 inAug 40.0 inApr 270.1 inApr 270.1 inFeb 21.0 inFeb 21.0 inNowNow
The average snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 1.5″0.9″0.3″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.4″1.9″

The length of the day at Ramstein varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 10 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Ramstein

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at RamsteinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2016 hr, 17 minJun 2116 hr, 17 minJun 2112 hr, 11 minSep 2212 hr, 11 minSep 228 hr, 10 minDec 218 hr, 10 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 8.7h10.2h12.0h13.8h15.4h16.2h15.7h14.3h12.5h10.7h9.1h8.2h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:22 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 3 minutes later at 8:25 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:30 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 10 minutes later at 9:40 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Ramstein during 2021, starting in the spring on March 28, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Ramstein

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at RamsteinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 165:22 AMJun 165:22 AM9:40 PMJun 259:40 PMJun 25Dec 114:30 PMDec 114:30 PM8:25 AMDec 318:25 AMDec 31Mar 28DSTMar 28DSTDSTOct 31DSTOct 31daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Ramstein

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level at Ramstein, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 2% of 2% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels at Ramstein

Humidity Comfort Levels at RamsteinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 190%Feb 190%Jul 114%Jul 114%NowNowhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.6d1.0d0.8d0.3d0.0d0.0d0.0d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Ramstein experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from November 21 to April 9, with average wind speeds of more than 8.8 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year at Ramstein is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.4 months, from April 9 to November 21. The calmest month of the year at Ramstein is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Ramstein

Average Wind Speed at RamsteinwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphJan 1710.4 mphJan 1710.4 mphAug 57.2 mphAug 57.2 mphNov 218.8 mphNov 218.8 mphApr 98.8 mphApr 98.8 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 10.210.09.68.67.97.87.77.47.88.38.89.8

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Ramstein is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction at Ramstein

Wind Direction at RamsteinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Ramstein throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Ramstein for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score at Ramstein

Tourism Score at Ramsteinbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.86.80.10.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Ramstein for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score at Ramstein

Beach/Pool Score at RamsteinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.44.40.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

The growing season at Ramstein typically lasts for 5.7 months (175 days), from around April 27 to around October 18, rarely starting before April 9 or after May 18, and rarely ending before September 26 or after November 8.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Ramstein

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Ramsteingrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Apr 2750%Apr 2750%Oct 1850%Oct 1850%May 1890%May 1890%Sep 2690%Sep 2690%Apr 910%Apr 910%Nov 810%Nov 810%Jul 17100%Jul 17100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfrigid
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Ramstein should appear around April 20, only rarely appearing before April 7 or after May 3.

Growing Degree Days at Ramstein

Growing Degree Days at RamsteinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°FApr 2090°FApr 2090°FJul 11900°FJul 11900°FSep 151,800°FSep 151,800°FDec 312,032°FDec 312,032°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 5 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.5 kWh. The brightest month of the year at Ramstein is June, with an average of 6.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from October 26 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.9 kWh. The darkest month of the year at Ramstein is December, with an average of 0.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Ramstein

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at RamsteinbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 16.7 kWhJul 16.7 kWhDec 220.8 kWhDec 220.8 kWhMay 55.5 kWhMay 55.5 kWhAug 195.5 kWhAug 195.5 kWhOct 261.9 kWhOct 261.9 kWhFeb 171.9 kWhFeb 171.9 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 1.01.93.24.75.96.66.45.54.02.41.20.8

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ramstein are 49.437 deg latitude, 7.600 deg longitude, and 761 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ramstein contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 486 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 818 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,263 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,595 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ramstein is covered by trees (50%) and artificial surfaces (39%), within 10 miles by trees (42%) and cropland (33%), and within 50 miles by cropland (40%) and trees (39%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Ramstein, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

Ramstein has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Zweibrücken; Idar-Oberstein; Pferdsfeld; Saarbrücken Airport; Frankfurt-Hahn Airport; Strasbourg International Airport; Buechel; and Baden Wurttemberg, Neuostheim.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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