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Usual weather in Germany

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Germany? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Germany

Germany is quite a large country, so the climate is diverse. Generally the climate of Germany is temperate, it is marine in the north. You can expect cool, sometimes cloudy and wet winters, and mild summers. You would probably expect a warmer climate in the south, but don't forget the Alps, which prevent much of the warmer Mediterranean air to blow up into southern Germany. Weather in Alps is usually colder than in lowlands, of course. And it is often very cold at the peaks.

As Germany has a really huge area, the information below relate mostly only to the area around the capital of this country. To see information about other places, please, choose one of these areas: Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Bavaria, Brandenburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 24.3 ℃ (75.74 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 14.7 ℃ (58.46 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 3.1 ℃ (37.58 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is -1.7 ℃ (28.94 ℉). The most rainy month here is December, the average number of rainy days is 11.5. The least rainy month here is October, the average number of rainy days is 7.5.

When travelling to some places in Germany, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Zugspitze (2963 m) and the lowest point is Neuendorf bei Wilster (-3 m). So there are quite big differences in altitudes in this country, so you can expect the weather to be different in different altitudes as well. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Germany. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in January is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in January is 3.1 ℃ (37.58 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -1.7 ℃ (28.94 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 3.9 ℃ (39.02 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 3.75 ℃ (38.75 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 9.8. The average rainfall is 43 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 7:43 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 8:11 and at the end of the month 8:56.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in February is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in February is 4.4 ℃ (39.92 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -1.3 ℃ (29.66 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 3.75 ℃ (38.75 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 6.65 ℃ (43.97 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 8.2. The average rainfall is 34.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 8:56 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:51 and at the end of the month 10:51.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in March is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in March is 8.9 ℃ (48.02 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 1.5 ℃ (34.7 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 6.65 ℃ (43.97 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 11.15 ℃ (52.07 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 9.1. The average rainfall is 41.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:51 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:53 and at the end of the month 12:55.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in April is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in April is 13.4 ℃ (56.12 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 4.5 ℃ (40.1 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 11.15 ℃ (52.07 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.05 ℃ (60.89 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 7.7. The average rainfall is 38 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:55 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:56 and at the end of the month 14:54.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in May is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in May is 18.7 ℃ (65.66 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 9.4 ℃ (48.92 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.05 ℃ (60.89 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.5 ℃ (68.9 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 8.9. The average rainfall is 54.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:54 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:45 and at the end of the month 16:26.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in June is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in June is 22.3 ℃ (72.14 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12.6 ℃ (54.68 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.5 ℃ (68.9 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 23.2 ℃ (73.76 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 9.9. The average rainfall is 68.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 16:26 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 16:48 and at the end of the month 16:47.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in July is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in July is 24.1 ℃ (75.38 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.4 ℃ (57.92 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 23.2 ℃ (73.76 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.2 ℃ (75.56 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 8.4. The average rainfall is 56.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 16:47 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 16:24 and at the end of the month 15:43.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in August is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in August is 24.3 ℃ (75.74 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.7 ℃ (58.46 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.2 ℃ (75.56 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.65 ℃ (70.97 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 7.7. The average rainfall is 58.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:43 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:51 and at the end of the month 13:54.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in September is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in September is 19 ℃ (66.2 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 11 ℃ (51.8 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.65 ℃ (70.97 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.35 ℃ (61.43 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 7.7. The average rainfall is 44.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:54 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:54 and at the end of the month 11:53.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in October is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in October is 13.7 ℃ (56.66 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.4 ℃ (43.52 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.35 ℃ (61.43 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 10.55 ℃ (50.99 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 7.5. The average rainfall is 37.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:53 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:52 and at the end of the month 9:53.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in November is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in November is 7.4 ℃ (45.32 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 2.4 ℃ (36.32 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 10.55 ℃ (50.99 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 6.05 ℃ (42.89 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 9.4. The average rainfall is 43.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:53 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 8:58 and at the end of the month 8:12.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Germany in December is this: The average highest temperature in Germany in December is 4.7 ℃ (40.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -0.2 ℃ (31.64 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 6.05 ℃ (42.89 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 3.9 ℃ (39.02 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 11.5. The average rainfall is 56.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 8:12 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 7:44 and at the end of the month 7:39.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.



When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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