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Germany weather averages
Going to Germany? Find the best month to visit Germany based on the weather.
Check Germany weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Germany is expected to be 5°C, while the average maximum temperature in December is 3°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Berlin.
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The weather for Germany, represented by Berlin, shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.
Metric (°C / mm) | Imperial (°F / inches)
Germany weather averages: best month
|Sunniest||June||8 hours per day|
|Least rain||February, March & October||12 days|
Germany weather overview
Germany has a varied topography with a climate to match. Conditions can alter from day to day, year to year and region to region depending on which direction the weather fronts are coming: the sea or Continental Europe.
The Baltic Coast suffers harsher winters than the North Sea Coast. Baltic summers are warm and sunny but even the brightest summer days can be dramatically interrupted by thunderstorms. The North Sea coast enjoys the mildest winters in the whole of Germany except when the bitter east wind comes out to play. Rains can be heavy here in autumn but rain and storms from the Atlantic are possible at any time of year, so always have waterproofs with you.
Inland, the North German Plain, which houses Hanover and Berlin, shows small differences in weather between the west and east. In winter, the east is more exposed to the bitterly cold winds from Russia which are occasionally harsh enough to freeze canals and rivers. Summers are sunnier and less rainy than on the coasts: rain does occur but showers tend to be short, if intense.
In the central and southern hills, where Leipzig and Munich are situated, summer conditions vary from year to year: a good year brings long spells of sunshine but a bad year plagues inhabitants and visitors with lowering clouds and rain. Winter conditions vary according to altitude: the Bavarian Hills and Hartz Mountains experience long, snowy winters and the valleys surrounding them experience the occasional sharp frost.
Northern Rhineland is a major wine growing region even though winters can be cold and summers changeable. Overall, summer weather is predominantly warm with a fair amount of sunshine. The Upper Rhine Valley produces tobacco as well as wine, a tribute to its sunny summer climate which makes this region the warmest in Germany. Winters are another matter and can get very chilly but not as chilly as in the Bavarian Alps, Germany's most mountainous area and a centre for winter sports. Winters are crisp and snowy here and summers are fairly warm but very wet.
What to pack for Germany weather
Combine warmer clothes with lightweights in the summer and be prepared to wrap up well in the winter months. Take a raincoat if you are planning to visit the North Sea coast.
Germany weather averages by month
Check Germany holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.
Compare Germany weather with the USA
Below the Germany weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Germany (Berlin) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.
Maximum daytime temperature (°C)
Metric (°C / mm) | Imperial (°F / inches)
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