Climate and Average Weather in Germany

Germany has a temperate climate throughout the country with warm summers and cold winters, however long periods of frost or snow are rare. Rain falls throughout the year. The average monthly January daytime temperature is 3 degrees Celsius (38 degrees Fahrenheit) in Berlin and in July it's 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). Extreme temperatures sometimes reach -11° C (12°F) in winter and 36° C (97° F) in summer months.

Because of the various mountain and hill areas, you can find a lot of variation in the weather throughout the country. Even within a radius of a hundred kilometers (62 miles) you can experience large differences in temperature and amount of precipitation. In general it will become warmer towards the south in summer, but in winter months it is exactly the other way around.

Despite the big climate differences that you find within Germany, there is a period that you can generally designate as the best travel time for Germany. That is from May to September. This period does not guarantee pleasant weather, but it does offer the highest chance of good travel weather. Keep in mind that July and August are high season months and prices will be a bit higher.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperatures over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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