Weather and Climate in Germany

Germany's climate is almost as varied as its country but it is mostly temperate. Extreme temperature lows and highs are rare. Winter temperatures vary from west to east, with around freezing temperatures in the west and well below freezing in the east of Germany. Summer temperatures are typically between 20°C and 30°C, with more rainfall during the summer months.

Frequent changes of weather make forecasting difficult. To be on the safe side, be sure to bring a sweater and wet weather clothing with you.

Central and Southern Hills

Apart from the coastal regions, the Northern regions and Southern Bavaria, Germany's climate is relatively constant. From Leipzig and Dresden to Stuttgart the summers are warm with frequent rainshowers. Winters are generally cold. The amount of snowfall and average temperatures are generally influenced by altitude rather than by various climatic regions.

The weather is continental in the sense that it varies from year to year, meaning a chilly spring and rainy summers one year can be followed by spectaculary warm and sunny the next year.

The areas around the Rhine are blessed with a particularly pleasant climate which allows for the successful cultivation of grapevines. Close to the German border with Switzerland, in the region of Freiburg im Breisgau, temperatures are generally warm enough for tobacco to grow successfully.

Today's weather and climate overview for Cologne | Dresden | Frankfurt am Main | Freiburg im Breisgau | Heidelberg | Münster

Baltic Coast and North German Plain

Due to the influenceof the sea, the climate around the Baltic and the North Coast is fairly reliable and with little variation. In contrast to inner Germany, the difference between seasons is less distinct. However, winters can be severe with cutting winds and freezing temperatures. Summers are warm and pleasant. Rainshowers are frequent but do not last too long: the sunshine index is high, whilst the amount of rainfall guarantees a green and fertile landscape.

Today's weather and climate overview for Hamburg | Berlin

Bavarian Alps

The climate of Bavaria is similar to the climate of the Austrian Alps, esp. of neighbouring Tyrol. Winters can be cold and with frequent snowfalls. Germany's highest peaks and deepest valleys offer excellent wintersport opportunities.

The south is particularly famous for its warm foehn winds, which are notoriously blamed for everything from headaches to uncalled-for political changes. These warmblowing winds mostly occur in autumn and spring and often account for dramatic temperature fluctuations.

Today's weather and climate overview for Munich | Regensburg

Today's weather and Climate overview for Germany's major cities:

Bamberg

Altitude: 240 m / 787.4 ft.

Today's weather forecast for Bamberg, Germany:

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City Guide Bamberg
German climate in general

Climate overview: average temperature, number rain days for Bamberg, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Bamberg, Germany
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IV
V
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VIII
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

1.7

35

4

39.2

8.9

48

13.8

56.8

18.6

65.5

22

71.6

23.4

74

23

73.4

19.5

67.1

13.8

56.8

6.8

44.2

3

37.4

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-4.7

23.5

-3.2

26.2

-0.8

30.5

2.7

36.9

6.8

44.2

10.5

50.9

12

53.6

11.3

52.3

8.3

46.9

4.1

39.9

0.8

33.4

-2.2

28

rain days
11
8
9
9
11
10
11
10
8
8
10
10

Berlin

Altitude: 55 m / 180 ft.

City Guide Bamberg
German climate in general

Today's weather forecast for Berlin, Germany:

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Climate overview: average temperature, number rain days for Berlin, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Berlin, Germany
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

2

35.6

3

37.4

8

46.4

13

55.4

19

66.2

22

71.6

24

75.2

23

73.4

20

68

13

55.4

7

44.6

3

37.4

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-3

26.6

-3

26.6

0

32

4

39.2

8

46.4

12

53.6

14

57.2

13

55.4

10

50

6

42.8

2

35.6

-1

30.2

rain days
17
15
12
13
12
13
14
14
12
14
16
15

Cologne

Altitude: 45 m / 148 ft.

City Guide Cologne
German climate in general

Today's weather forecast for Cologne, Germany:

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Climate overview: average temperature, number rain days for Cologne, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Cologne, Germany
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

4

39.2

6

42.8

10

50

14.1

57.3

19

66.2

22

71.6

24

75.2

24

75.2

20

68

14

57.2

9

48.2

5

41

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-1

30.2

0

32

2

35.6

5

41

8

46.4

12

53.6

14

57.2

14.1

57.3

11

51.8

7.2

44.9

4

39.2

0

32

rain days
18
15
13
17
13
13
14
14
14
16
18
17

Dresden

Altitude: 122 m / 402 ft.

City Guide Dresden
German climate in general

Today's weather forecast for Dresden, Germany:

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Climate overview:average temperature, number rain days for Dresden, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Dresden, Germany
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

1.1

34

1.6

35

7.2

45

12.2

54

17.7

64

21.1

70

22.7

73

22.2

72

18.8

66

13.3

56

6.1

43

3.3

38

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-2.7

27

-3.8

25

0

32

3.8

39

8.3

47

11.6

53

13.8

57

13.3

56

10

50

6.6

44

2.2

36

0

32

rain days
9
9
8
10
11
11
10
9
8
9
9
11

Frankfurt am Main

Altitude: 103 m / 338 ft

City Guide Frankfurt am Main
German climate in general

Today's weather forecast Frankfurt am Main, Germany:

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Climate overview: average temperature, number rain days for Frankfurt, Germany

Climate overview: average temperature, number rain days for Frankfurt, Germany
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

3

37.4

5

41

11

51.8

16

60.8

20

68

23

73.4

25

77

24

75.2

21

69.8

14

57.2

8

46.4

4

39.2

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-2

28.4

-1

30.2

2

35.6

6

42.8

9

48.2

13

55.4

15

59

14

57.2

11

51.8

7

44.6

3

37.4

0

32

rain days
17
15
12
14
14
14
14
14
13
14
16
16

Freiburg im Breisgau

Altitude: 259 m / 850 ft.

City Guide Freiburg im Breisgau
German climate in general

Climate overview: average temperature, number rain days for Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

4

39.2

5

41

11

51.8

15

59

20

68

22

71.6

24

75.2

24

75.2

21

69.8

14

57.2

8

46.4

5

41

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-2

28.4

-2

28.4

1

33.8

5

41

9

48.2

12

53.6

14

57.2

13

55.4

11

51.8

6

42.8

2

35.6

-1

30.2

rain days
17
14
13
15
14
15
15
14
14
14
15
17

Hamburg

Altitude: 22 m / 72 ft.

City Guide Hamburg
German climate in general

Today's weather forecast for Hamburg, Germany:

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Climate overview: average temperature, number rain days for Hamburg, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Hamburg, Germany
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

2

35.6

3

37.4

7

44.6

13

55.4

18

64.4

21

69.8

22

71.6

22

71.6

19

66.2

13

55.4

7

44.6

4

39.2

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-2

28.4

-2

28.4

-1

30.2

3

37.4

7

44.6

11

51.8

13

55.4

12

53.6

10

50

6

42.8

3

37.4

0

32

rain days
18
16
13
14
14
14
17
16
15
17
18
18

Heidelberg

Altitude: 110 m / 360 ft.

City Guide Heidelberg
German climate in general

Today's weather forecast for Berlin, Germany:

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Climate overview: average temperature, number rain days for Heidelberg, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Heidelberg, Germany
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

3.1

37.6

5

41

10.5

50.9

15.5

59.9

19.6

67.3

22.9

73.2

24.6

76.3

23.7

74.7

20.9

69.6

15.1

59.2

8.2

46.8

4.7

40.5

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-1.8

28.8

-0.5

31.1

1.9

35.4

5.6

42.1

9

48.2

12.4

54.3

14

57.2

13.4

56.1

10.9

51.6

6.6

43.9

2.8

37

0.1

32.2

rain days
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Leipzig

Altitude: 141 m / 463 ft.

City Guide Leipzig
German climate in general

Climate overview: average temperature, number rain days for Leipzig, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Leipzig, Germany
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

2

35.6

3

37.4

8

46.4

14.1

57.3

19

66.2

22

71.6

24

75.2

24

75.2

20

68

14

57.2

8

46.4

4

39.2

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-3

26.6

-3

26.6

0

32

4

39.2

8

46.4

12

53.6

14

57.2

13

55.4

10

50

6

42.8

2

35.6

-1

30.2

rain days
17
15
14
14
13
13
15
13
13
14
15
15

Munich

Altitude: 524m / 1719 ft.

City Guide Munich
German climate in general

Today's weather forecast for Munich, Germany:

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Climate overview:average temperature, number rain days for Munich, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Munich, Germany
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

1

33.8

3

37.4

9

48.2

14

57.2

18

64.4

21

69.8

23

73.4

23

73.4

20

68

13

55.4

7

44.6

2

35.6

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-5

23

-5

23

-1

30.2

3

37.4

7

44.6

11

51.8

13

55.4

12

53.6

9

48.2

4

39.2

0

32

-4

24.8

rain days
11
10
9
10
12
14
13
12
10
9
9
10

Münster

Altitude: 62 m / 207 ft.

City Guide Münster
German climate in general

Today's weather forecast for Münster, Germany:

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Climate overview:average temperature, number rain days for Münster, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Münster, Germany
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

6

42.8

8

46.4

9

66.2

13

55.4

19

66.2

20

68

23

73.4

23

73.4

20

68

14

57.2

7

44.6

4

39.2

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

1

33.8

2

35.6

3

37.4

5

41

9

66.2

11

51.8

14

57.2

13

55.4

12

53.6

9

66.2

3

37.4

1

33.8

rain days
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Regensburg

Altitude: 376 m / 1233 ft.

City Guide Regensburg
German climate in general

Today's weather forecast for Regensburg, Germany:

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Climate overview: average temperature, number rain days for Regensburg, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Regensburg, Germany
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Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

0.5

33

2.2

36

7.7

46

12.2

54

17.7

64

20.5

69

22.7

73

22.7

73

18.8

66

12.7

55

5.5

42

1.6

35

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-3.8

25

-4.4

24

-1

30

2.2

36

7.2

45

10.5

51

12.2

54

11.6

53

8.3

47

4.4

40

0.5

33

-2.2

28

rain days
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Stuttgart

City Guide Stuttgart
German climate in general

Today's weather forecast for Stuttgart, Germany:

Click for Stuttgart Echterdingen, Germany Forecast

Climate overview: average temperature, number rain days for Stuttgart, Germany

Climate overview:
average temperature, number rain days for Stuttgart, Germany
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day
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck
(° / F)

3.3

37.9

4.9

40.8

10.1

50.1

14.4

57.9

18.8

65.8

22

71.8

23.9

75

23.6

74.6

20.3

68.5

14.2

57.5

8.3

47

3.9

39

night
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck
(° / F)

-2.6

27.3

-2

28.4

0.8

33.4

4.7

40.4

8.4

47.1

11.7

53

13.6

56.5

13.1

55.6

10.2

50.2

5.6

42

2

35.6

-1.5

29.3

rain days
16
14
12
14
15
15
15
14
13
13
14
14

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