Germany weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Germany

The best time to visit in Germany is from May until September, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Germany is 25°C in July and the lowest is 2°C in January.

Germany has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Germany or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather North Germany by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 2 4 8 14 17 20 22 22 18 13 8 4
Precipitation (mm) 36 27 29 19 31 36 35 34 25 27 32 41
Climate data from city: Hamburg

Average weather East Germany by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 1 2 8 14 18 21 23 23 19 13 8 3
Precipitation (mm) 33 18 22 21 32 44 51 45 29 26 23 32
Climate data from city: Dresden

Average weather South Germany by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 2 3 9 15 18 21 23 24 19 13 8 4
Precipitation (mm) 46 24 37 29 62 64 57 52 36 40 26 46
Climate data from city: Munich

Average weather West Germany by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 4 6 10 15 18 21 24 23 20 15 10 6
Precipitation (mm) 30 20 30 15 31 29 29 27 17 20 24 36
Climate data from city: Cologne

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14 day weather forecast Germany

The weather for in Germany will be 2° till 6° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Germany is based on the weather conditions in the city of Berlin.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
0.2 cm 0.3 mm 40% 2 m/s 0
Tuesday 7 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 0
Wednesday 8 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 0
Thursday 9 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
3.9 cm 3.3 mm 90% 3 m/s 0
Friday 10 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0
Saturday 11 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-4°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Sunday 12 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-4°
3.3 cm 2.8 mm 90% 3 m/s 0

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
9.0 cm 7.8 mm 95% 4 m/s 0
Tuesday 14 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
0.2 cm 0.9 mm 55% 4 m/s 0
Wednesday 15 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0 cm 5.1 mm 85% 7 m/s 0
Thursday 16 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 4.4 mm 80% 5 m/s 1
Friday 17 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 1.3 mm 55% 6 m/s 1
Saturday 18 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0.1 mm 20% 6 m/s 1
Sunday 19 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1

Climate Germany

Click on a region of Germany to view the climate:

Climate table of North Germany (Hamburg)

North Germany has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North Germany is 13° degrees and there is about 371 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 136 days a year with an average humidity of 83% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 2 4 8 14 17 20 22 22 18 13 8 4
Night temp. (°C) -1 -1 1 5 8 10 13 13 11 7 4 1
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 36 27 29 19 31 36 35 34 25 27 32 41
Days with rain 13 11 13 14 17 17 18 17 14 15 14 17
Days with snow 7 7 3 - - - - - - - 1 5
Dry days 11 10 15 16 14 13 13 14 16 16 15 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 3 3 5 9 8 9 9 9 8 5 4 3
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Hamburg

Climate table of East Germany (Dresden)

East Germany has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for East Germany is 13° degrees and there is about 378 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 163 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 1 2 8 14 18 21 23 23 19 13 8 3
Night temp. (°C) -3 -3 1 4 7 10 13 13 10 6 3 -1
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 33 18 22 21 32 44 51 45 29 26 23 32
Days with rain 8 6 12 13 15 16 19 14 12 12 9 11
Days with snow 13 10 6 2 - - - - - 1 4 8
Dry days 10 12 13 15 16 14 12 17 18 18 17 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 3 4 5 9 9 9 10 10 9 5 5 4
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
UV-index 1 2 2 4 4 5 5 4 4 3 1 2
Climate data from city: Dresden

Climate table of South Germany (Munich)

South Germany has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South Germany is 13° degrees and there is about 519 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 142 days a year with an average humidity of 83% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 2 3 9 15 18 21 23 24 19 13 8 4
Night temp. (°C) -3 -3 1 4 7 11 13 13 9 5 2 -1
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 46 24 37 29 62 64 57 52 36 40 26 46
Days with rain 11 9 13 14 20 18 18 17 14 12 8 12
Days with snow 13 12 7 2 - - - - - 1 4 10
Dry days 7 7 11 14 11 12 13 14 16 18 18 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 6 9 9 10 10 11 9 5 5 4
Wind force (Bft) 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
UV-index 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 4 4 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Munich

Climate table of West Germany (Cologne)

West Germany has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for West Germany is 14° degrees and there is about 308 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 167 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 4 6 10 15 18 21 24 23 20 15 10 6
Night temp. (°C) 0 0 3 5 8 11 14 14 11 7 5 2
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 30 20 30 15 31 29 29 27 17 20 24 36
Days with rain 13 11 14 12 15 13 15 13 10 12 14 15
Days with snow 6 5 2 - - - - - - - 1 5
Dry days 12 12 15 18 16 17 16 18 20 19 15 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 6 9 9 9 10 10 9 6 5 4
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 4 4 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Cologne

Germany weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Germany? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Germany?

Germany lies in a straight line about 9,493 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Berlin). By car the distance is 13,376 km. You are on your way 176 hours and 20 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Germany?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Germany is approximately 13 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Germany?

These are the largest airports in Germany:

How many inhabitants are there in Germany?

Germany has approximately 82,740,900 inhabitants.

How big is Germany?

The area of Germany is around 357,021 km². It is 3,5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Germany?

The capital of Germany is Berlin.

What is the currency of Germany?

In Germany the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 6 December 2021

  • 1 Euro = 0.055 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 18.32 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 0.546 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 183.22 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 5.46 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,832.19 Euro

What is the area code of Germany?

The area code to call Germany is +49.