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Cologne Climate by Month

The graphs below provide an overview of the climate in Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia), Germany. They present long-term patterns and averages of weather conditions over a 30-year period.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year.

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc.

Forecast for Cologne

Mon   Jul 22
24°C | 17°C
W 14 km/h
broken clouds and no rain

broken clouds and no rain

Tue   Jul 23
22°C | 15°C
W 18 km/h
19 mm
partly cloudy and thunder

partly cloudy and thunder

Wed   Jul 24
22°C | 14°C
NW 14 km/h
1.5 mm
partly cloudy and rain

partly cloudy and rain

The best time of year to visit Cologne in Germany

Cologne has a mild continental climate. However the climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. During winter this region is one of the warmest in Germany. The best time to go to Cologne is in summer (June till August).

During the months of June, July, August and September you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20°C and 26°C.

Other facts from our historical weather data:

  • Which is the warmest month in Cologne?
    July has an average maximum temperature of 25°C and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Cologne?
    The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 6°C.
  • Which is the wettest month in Cologne?
    December tops the wettest month list with 99 mm of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Cologne?
    April is the driest month with 58 mm of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Cologne?
    July is the sunniest month with an average of 209 hours of sunshine.

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