Monthly weather forecast and climate
Berlin, Germany

The majestic view of the lit Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany
The majestic view of the lit Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany
Berlin has a moderate continental type of climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) with warm, wet summers and cold, relatively dry winters. Berlin, the capital of Germany, straddles the River Spree in the western borough of Spandau of the northeast part of the country. Berlin's location in the temperate latitudes and the Northern European Plain mainly influences its climate.

Berlin has a topography that consists of rivers, lakes, canals, forests, woodlands, marshlands, and flatlands with an average elevation of 34 meters above sea level. Cold air masses from Siberia and Atlantic cold currents influence the climate of Berlin. The city has different microclimates with more significant seasonal temperature differences than a typical oceanic climate. An urban heat island effect is prominent in the core area of Berlin.

Berlin has four different seasons that rarely bring extreme cold or heat. Summers are warm and wet, with an average high temperature of 24.4°C (75.9°F) at the peak of July. Winters are cold with many freezing nights as the average low-temperature drops to -2.8°C (27°F) during the peak winter month of January. Spring is mild, with unstable weather and a touch of moistness. Autumn is temperate with pleasantness in the atmosphere amid light rainfall. Snowfall is common in the winter, but there is rarely any snow accumulation.

The rainfall occurs throughout the year in Berlin and registers its peak during the summer. Precipitation is a moderate 533.4mm (21") along with 152.4mm (6") to 203.2mm (8") of snowfall in the winter. Frost, sleet, and ice are common during the cold season. Berlin receives 1728 hours of annual sunshine, which is moderately intense even at the peak of summer. The sunshine varies from 8 hours during July to hardly 1.5 hours in December.

The highest recorded temperature in Berlin is 38°C (100.4°F), while the lowest temperature on record is -25.3°C (-13.5°F).
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The best time to visit Berlin is from late spring to early autumn, from mid-May to September.
The weather becomes pleasant as the cold fronts disappear by May. Summer is temperate with an increase in rainfall and frequency of thunderstorms. The sunshine is soothing, and the long days provide plenty of time for outdoor activities. Early autumn is mild, with a decrease in precipitation. Spring and autumn see fewer crowds compared to summer.

The worst time to visit Berlin is during the winter season from December to February. The mercury column drops below freezing frequently in the cold season, and icy winds add to the chilliness. Snowfall is common at the peak of winter, along with frost, sleet, and a mixture of ice and rain. The sunshine is at the lowest intensity and duration during December and January as the skies cast gloominess.

Berlin has natural weather hazards in the form of storms, floods, earthquakes, and wildfires.
Spring flooding is frequent in low-lying parts of the city. The probability of earthquakes is low, but even a magnitude 6 event causes losses of billions of euro. Extreme temperatures are rare, but cold waves and heat waves trigger fatalities as those happened in 1996 and 2003. Thunderstorms and even hailstorms occur in spring and summer, while winter storms, though rare, occur periodically. Berlin has many forested areas that are prone to wildfires at the peak of summer.

The average temperatures are between -2.8°C (27°F) and 2.8°C (37°F) as conditions remain cold and regularly below freezing. Weather in January »

February is the driest month of the year in Berlin with 30.5mm (1.2") of rainfall. The temperatures average in the -2.2°C (28°F) to 4.4°C (39.9°F) range. Weather in February »

March is cold at the beginning of the spring season in Berlin as the average temperatures register in the 0.6°C (33.1°F) to 8.9°C (48°F) range. Weather in March »

April sees the spring season with blooming flowers and fresh aroma of the soil in Berlin. The days are warm with 6.5 hours of mild sunshine. Weather in April »

The temperatures average in Berlin are in warm 8.3°C (46.9°F) to 19.4°C (66.9°F) range, and occasionally rise above 22.2°C (72°F). Weather in May »

June is the wettest month of the year in Berlin, Germany, with 61mm (2.4") of rainfall as the warm summer season arrives in the city. Weather in June »

July is the sunniest month in Berlin, with 232 hours of brilliant sunshine. The peak of the summer register average temperatures in the moderate 13.3°C (55.9°F) to 24.4°C (75.9°F) range. Weather in July »

August is a warm summer month in Berlin, Germany, with average temperatures between 12.8°C (55°F) and 24.4°C (75.9°F). Weather in August »

September brings the mild autumn season with a touch of color to Berlin. The average temperatures are in the range of 9.4°C (48.9°F) to 19.4°C (66.9°F). Weather in September »

The average temperatures in Berlin remain in the 5.6°C (42.1°F) to 13.9°C (57°F) zone. The light rainfall registers at 33mm (1.3"). Weather in October »

The average temperatures in Berlin, Germany, drop to the chilly 1.7°C (35.1°F) to 7.2°C (45°F) range and a few nights go below freezing. Weather in November »

December is the beginning of the cold winter in Berlin. The sunshine is almost non-existent as the mild sunrays engage only 1.2 hours of the short 8-hour days. Weather in December »

What is the coldest month in Berlin?

The coldest month in Berlin is January, with an average high-temperature of 2.9°C (37.2°F) and an average low-temperature of -1.9°C (28.6°F).

How many days does it rain in Berlin?

In Berlin, during the entire year, the rain falls for 101.2 days, and collects up to 570.7mm (22.5") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Berlin?

February is the month with the least rainfall in Berlin. Rain falls for 8 days and accumulates 33.3mm (1.3") of precipitation.

What is the wettest month in Berlin?

The month with the most rainfall in Berlin, Germany, is June when the rain falls for 7 days and typically aggregates up to 68.7mm (2.7") of precipitation.

What is the warmest month in Berlin?

With an average high-temperature of 23.7°C (74.7°F) and an average low-temperature of 14.3°C (57.7°F), July is the warmest month.
Average rainfall - Berlin, Germany

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (68.7mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (33.3mm).

Average rainfall days - Berlin, Germany

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (11.4 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are June, July and August (7 days).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Berlin, Germany
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