Average Weather at Munich International Airport Germany
At Munich International Airport, the summers are comfortable and wet, the winters are chilly, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 76°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 87°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from May 31 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 67°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 76°F and low of 56°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 16 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 25°F and high of 36°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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 Munich International Airport, 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 Munich International Airport begins around June 4 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around September 27. On July 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 60% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 40% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 27 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around June 4. On November 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 67% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 33% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Munich International Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.5 months, from May 7 to August 24, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 46% on June 13.
The drier season lasts 8.5 months, from August 24 to May 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on February 28.
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 46% on June 13.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Munich International Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Munich International Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 17, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.
The least rain falls around February 17, with an average total accumulation of 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall at Munich International Airport 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
The length of the day at Munich International Airport varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 19 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:11 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 53 minutes later at 8:04 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:18 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 0 minutes later at 9:18 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Munich International Airport during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
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 Munich International Airport, 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
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 Munich International Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from November 20 to April 17, with average wind speeds of more than 4.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from April 17 to November 20. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Munich International Airport is from the west throughout the year.
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 29 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 30, with an average of 6.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 27 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 1.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Munich International Airport are 48.354 deg latitude, 11.786 deg longitude, and 1,463 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Munich International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 128 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,460 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (423 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (5,112 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Munich International Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (54%) and cropland (37%), within 10 miles by cropland (70%) and trees (11%), and within 50 miles by cropland (50%) and trees (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Munich International Airport, 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
Munich International Airport 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.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.