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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Wunstorf Germany

At Wunstorf, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 30°F to 75°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 87°F.

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

Climate at Wunstorf

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

Average Temperature at Wunstorf

The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from May 31 to September 9, with an average daily high temperature above 68°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 75°F and low of 57°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 17 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is February 9, with an average low of 30°F and high of 40°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Wunstorf

Average High and Low Temperature at WunstorfwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 940°FFeb 940°FAug 575°FAug 575°F30°F30°F57°F57°FMay 3168°FMay 3168°FSep 968°FSep 968°FNov 1746°FNov 1746°FMar 1146°FMar 1146°F50°F50°F52°F52°F38°F38°F34°F34°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.

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 Wunstorf

Average Hourly Temperature at WunstorfJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 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.

Powell River, Canada (4,880 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Wunstorf (view comparison).

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Clouds

At Wunstorf, 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 Wunstorf begins around March 30 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around October 13. On July 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 13 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around March 30. On December 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Wunstorf

Cloud Cover Categories at WunstorfclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2255%Jul 2255%Dec 1025%Dec 1025%Mar 3040%Mar 3040%Oct 1340%Oct 1340%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.

Precipitation

Wunstorf does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 22% to 31%, with an average value of 27%.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 31% on July 14.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Wunstorf

Daily Chance of Precipitation at WunstorfJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 2331%Dec 2331%Apr 2322%Apr 2322%Feb 926%Feb 926%NowNowrainsnowmixed
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).

Rainfall

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. Wunstorf experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Wunstorf. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 8, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.

The least rain falls around February 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Wunstorf

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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall at Wunstorf does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Wunstorf

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at WunstorfsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 inDec 310.2 inDec 310.2 inJul 220.0 inJul 220.0 inFeb 50.1 inFeb 50.1 inNowNow
The average liquid-equivalent 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.

Sun

The length of the day at Wunstorf varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 40 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Wunstorf

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at WunstorfJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2016 hr, 49 minJun 2116 hr, 49 minJun 2112 hr, 12 minSep 2212 hr, 12 minSep 227 hr, 40 minDec 217 hr, 40 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.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:58 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 34 minutes later at 8:32 AM on December 30. The earliest sunset is at 4:08 PM on December 12, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 41 minutes later at 9:49 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Wunstorf 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 Wunstorf

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at WunstorfJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 174:58 AMJun 174:58 AM9:49 PMJun 259:49 PMJun 25Dec 124:08 PMDec 124:08 PM8:32 AMDec 308:32 AMDec 30Mar 28DSTMar 28DSTDSTOct 31DSTOct 31daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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.

Moon

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 Wunstorf

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.

Humidity

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 Wunstorf, 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 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels at Wunstorf

Humidity Comfort Levels at WunstorfJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 200%Nov 200%Jul 141%Jul 141%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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.

Wind

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 Wunstorf experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from October 18 to April 3, with average wind speeds of more than 10.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 3 to October 18. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Wunstorf

Average Wind Speed at WunstorfwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mph22 mph22 mphJan 2413.0 mphJan 2413.0 mphAug 48.7 mphAug 48.7 mphOct 1810.8 mphOct 1810.8 mphApr 310.8 mphApr 310.8 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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

Wind Direction at Wunstorf

Wind Direction at WunstorfJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Wunstorf 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 Wunstorf 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 Wunstorf

Tourism Score at Wunstorfbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.76.70.10.1NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Wunstorf for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score at Wunstorf

Beach/Pool Score at WunstorfJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810103.93.90.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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.

Growing Season

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 Wunstorf typically lasts for 6.7 months (204 days), from around April 11 to around November 1, rarely starting before March 22 or after May 1, and rarely ending before October 9 or after November 29.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Wunstorfgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1150%Apr 1150%Nov 150%Nov 190%May 190%May 190%Oct 990%Oct 910%Mar 2210%Mar 2210%Nov 2910%Nov 290%Feb 30%Feb 3Jul 23100%Jul 23100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 Wunstorf should appear around April 22, only rarely appearing before April 10 or after May 5.

Growing Degree Days at Wunstorf

Growing Degree Days at WunstorfJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°FApr 2290°FApr 2290°FJul 13900°FJul 13900°FSep 161,800°FSep 161,800°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.

Solar Energy

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 3.7 months, from April 28 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 6.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from October 25 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 0.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Wunstorf

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at WunstorfbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 206.3 kWhJun 206.3 kWhDec 230.5 kWhDec 230.5 kWhApr 285.1 kWhApr 285.1 kWhAug 185.1 kWhAug 185.1 kWhOct 251.7 kWhOct 251.7 kWhFeb 191.7 kWhFeb 191.7 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Wunstorf are 52.450 deg latitude, 9.433 deg longitude, and 174 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Wunstorf contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 121 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 156 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (922 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,847 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Wunstorf is covered by cropland (45%), artificial surfaces (27%), trees (16%), and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (53%) and trees (18%), and within 50 miles by cropland (56%) and trees (24%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Wunstorf, 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

Wunstorf 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 Hannover-Langenhagen Airport, Bueckeburg, Celle, Bergen, Bremen Airport, Faßberg Air Base, Diepholz, and Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport.

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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.