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Average Weather in Friedrichshafen Germany

In Friedrichshafen, 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 27°F to 77°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 87°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from May 28 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 77°F and low of 57°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 16 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is February 9, with an average low of 27°F and high of 40°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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

Average Hourly Temperature in Friedrichshafen12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecfreezingchillycoldcoolcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Friedrichshafen, 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 in Friedrichshafen begins around June 16 and lasts for 3.2 months, ending around September 21. On July 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 21 and lasts for 8.8 months, ending around June 16. On November 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 62% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 38% of the time.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover in Friedrichshafenclearercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNov 2362%Nov 2362%Jul 2439%Jul 2439%Jun 1651%Jun 1651%Sep 2151%Sep 2151%overcastmostly cloudypartly cloudymostly clearclear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from April 27 to September 8, with a greater than 37% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 47% on June 12.

The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from September 8 to April 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 27% on March 1.

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 47% on June 12.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Friedrichshafenwetdrydry0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 1247%Jun 1247%Mar 127%Mar 127%Jan 133%Jan 133%Apr 2737%Apr 2737%Sep 837%Sep 837%snowrain
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. Friedrichshafen experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Friedrichshafen. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 14, with an average total accumulation of 4.8 inches.

The least rain falls around February 19, with and average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Friedrichshafen0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 in6 in7 in8 inJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJul 144.8 inJul 144.8 inFeb 191.9 inFeb 191.9 inDec 162.5 inDec 162.5 in
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 in Friedrichshafen 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

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Friedrichshafensnowsnow0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 inJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan 20.2 inJan 20.2 inJul 250.0 inJul 250.0 inFeb 150.2 inFeb 150.2 inNov 220.1 inNov 220.1 in
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 in Friedrichshafen varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 25 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 60 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 5:23 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 47 minutes later at 8:10 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:30 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 54 minutes later at 9:24 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Friedrichshafen 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Friedrichshafen2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 165:23 AMJun 165:23 AM9:24 PMJun 259:24 PMJun 25Dec 114:30 PMDec 114:30 PM8:10 AMJan 18:10 AMJan 1Mar 26DSTMar 26DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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.

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 in Friedrichshafen, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in Friedrichshafen0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecMar 40%Mar 40%Aug 113%Aug 113%humidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 in Friedrichshafen experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from November 21 to May 3, with average wind speeds of more than 3.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.6 months, from May 3 to November 21. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 in Friedrichshafen is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Friedrichshafen0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

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 3.5 months, from May 4 to August 20, 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 3.5 months, from October 29 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 1.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Friedrichshafenbrightdarkdark0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 306.5 kWhJun 306.5 kWhDec 241.1 kWhDec 241.1 kWhMay 45.4 kWhMay 45.4 kWhAug 205.4 kWhAug 205.4 kWhOct 292.2 kWhOct 292.2 kWhFeb 142.2 kWhFeb 142.2 kWh
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 Friedrichshafen are 47.657 deg latitude, 9.476 deg longitude, and 1,325 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Friedrichshafen contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 223 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,333 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,266 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (8,550 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Friedrichshafen is covered by artificial surfaces (40%), water (33%), and cropland (17%), within 10 miles by cropland (40%) and water (35%), and within 50 miles by trees (33%) and cropland (26%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Friedrichshafen, 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

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Friedrichshafen.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Friedrichshafen according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Friedrichshafen is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Friedrichshafen and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Friedrichshafen (89%, 3.1 kilometers, northeast); St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (6%, 20 kilometers, south); and Konstanz (5%, 22 kilometers, west).

Other Data

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.