Climate and monthly weather forecast
Berlin, Germany

The lit Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany
The lit Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

The climate of Berlin

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 533mm (20.98") along with 152mm (5.98") to 203mm (7.99") 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).

The best time to visit Berlin

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

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.

Weather hazards

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.

Weather in January

January, like December, in Berlin, Germany, is another cold winter month, with an average temperature ranging between min -1.9°C (28.6°F) and max 2.2°C (36°F). With an average high-temperature of 2.2°C (36°F) and an average low-temperature of -1.9°C (28.6°F), January is the coldest month. Weather in January »

Weather in February

The last month of the winter, February, is also a wintry month in Berlin, Germany, with temperature in the range of an average low of -1.3°C (29.7°F) and an average high of 4.1°C (39.4°F). In Berlin, the average high-temperature in February is practically the same as in January - a still wintry 4.1°C (39.4°F). Weather in February »

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Berlin, is a frosty month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 1.6°C (34.9°F) and an average high of 8.8°C (47.8°F). In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases from a cold 4.1°C (39.4°F) in February to a frosty 8.8°C (47.8°F). Weather in March »

Weather in April

April is a moderate spring month in Berlin, Germany, with an average temperature ranging between min 5.8°C (42.4°F) and max 15.5°C (59.9°F). In April, the average high-temperature rises from a frosty 8.8°C (47.8°F) in March to a moderate 15.5°C (59.9°F). Weather in April »

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Berlin, is an enjoyable month, with an average temperature ranging between min 8.9°C (48°F) and max 19°C (66.2°F). In Berlin, the average high-temperature in May marginally rises from a moderate 15.5°C (59.9°F) in April to an enjoyable 19°C (66.2°F). Weather in May »

Weather in June

June, the first month of the summer in Berlin, is a warm month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 23.1°C (73.6°F) and an average low of 12.9°C (55.2°F). In Berlin, the average high-temperature in June marginally rises from an enjoyable 19°C (66.2°F) in May to a warm 23.1°C (73.6°F). Weather in June »

Weather in July

July, like June, in Berlin, Germany, is a moderately hot summer month, with an average temperature ranging between max 24.8°C (76.6°F) and min 15.2°C (59.4°F). In Berlin, the average high-temperature in July is practically the same as in June - a still moderately hot 24.8°C (76.6°F). Weather in July »

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another warm month in Berlin, Germany, with an average temperature fluctuating between 15.7°C (60.3°F) and 24.9°C (76.8°F). With an average high-temperature of 24.9°C (76.8°F) and an average low-temperature of 15.7°C (60.3°F), August is the warmest month. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September, the first month of the autumn in Berlin, is still a comfortable month, with an average temperature ranging between min 11.5°C (52.7°F) and max 19.9°C (67.8°F). In September, the average high-temperature decreases from a warm 24.9°C (76.8°F) in August to a comfortable 19.9°C (67.8°F). Weather in September »

Weather in October

October, the same as September, in Berlin, Germany, is another mild autumn month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 13.9°C (57°F) and 7.3°C (45.1°F). In Berlin, the average high-temperature in October drops from an enjoyable 19.9°C (67.8°F) in September to a moderate 13.9°C (57°F). Weather in October »

Weather in November

The last month of the autumn, November, is also a frosty month in Berlin, Germany, with an average temperature ranging between min 3.5°C (38.3°F) and max 8.2°C (46.8°F). In November, the average high-temperature drops from a moderate 13.9°C (57°F) in October to a chilly 8.2°C (46.8°F). Weather in November »

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a cold month in Berlin, Germany, with temperature in the range of an average high of 4.1°C (39.4°F) and an average low of 0.3°C (32.5°F). In December, the average high-temperature marginally drops from a chilly 8.2°C (46.8°F) in November to a wintry 4.1°C (39.4°F). Weather in December »
[Resources]

FAQ

What is the coldest month in Berlin?

January is the coldest month in Berlin, with an average high-temperature of 2.2°C (36°F) and an average low-temperature of -1.9°C (28.6°F).

What is the most humid month in Berlin?

The most humid month is January, with an average relative humidity of 89%.

How many days does it rain in Berlin?

In Berlin, during the entire year, the rain falls for 139.3 days and collects up to 285mm (11.22") of precipitation.

When does it snow in Berlin?

Months with snowfall in Berlin are January through April, November and December.

What is the snowiest month in Berlin?

The month with the most snowfall is January, when snow falls for 9.6 days and typically aggregates up to 44mm (1.73") of snow.

How much does it snow in Berlin?

Throughout the year, there are 27.7 snowfall days, and 122mm (4.8") of snow is accumulated.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Berlin?

January has the least sunshine of the year in Berlin, with an average of 3.1h of sunshine.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Berlin?

The months with the lowest UV index are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

When is Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Berlin?

On Sunday, 27. March 2022, at 02:00, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from CET to CEST. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, 30. October 2022, at 03:00, and the time zone reverts from CEST to CET.

What is the driest month in Berlin?

The month with the least rainfall is April, when the rain falls for 10.8 days and typically collects 11mm (0.43") of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Berlin?

May through October are months without snowfall.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Berlin?

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the highest UV index.

When are the longest days in Berlin?

June has the longest days of the year in Berlin, Germany, with an average of 16h and 45min of daylight.

What is the rainiest month in Berlin?

The month with the most rainfall in Berlin is July, when the rain falls for 15 days and typically aggregates up to 43mm (1.69") of precipitation.

What is the warmest month in Berlin?

August is the warmest month in Berlin, Germany, with an average high-temperature of 24.9°C (76.8°F) and an average low-temperature of 15.7°C (60.3°F).

What is the least humid month in Berlin?

With an average relative humidity of 65%, August is the least humid month.

What month has the most sunshine in Berlin?

With an average of 10.1h of sunshine, August has the most sunshine of the year.

What is the month with the shortest days in Berlin?

With an average of 7h and 46min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Average temperature
Berlin, Germany

Average temperature - Berlin, Germany

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (24.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.2°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (15.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-1.9°C).

[Resources]

Average pressure
Berlin, Germany

Average pressure - Berlin, Germany

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are September and October (1017mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1013.8mbar).

[Resources]

Average wind speed
Berlin, Germany

Average wind speed - Berlin, Germany

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is December (14.2km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (10.9km/h).

[Resources]

Average rainfall
Berlin, Germany

Average rainfall - Berlin, Germany

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (43mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (11mm).

[Resources]

Average rainfall days
Berlin, Germany

Average rainfall days - Berlin, Germany

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (15 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (8.4 days).

[Resources]

Average snowfall
Berlin, Germany

Average snowfall - Berlin, Germany

The month with the highest snowfall is January (44mm).
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

[Resources]

Average snowfall days
Berlin, Germany

Average snowfall days - Berlin, Germany

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (9.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

[Resources]

Average daylight / Average sunshine
Berlin, Germany

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Berlin, Germany

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16h and 45min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7h and 46min).

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 6min).

[Resources]

Average sunshine days
Berlin, Germany

Average sunshine days - Berlin, Germany

The month with the most sunshine days is October (16.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (11.8 days).

[Resources]

Average UV index
Berlin, Germany

Average UV index - Berlin, Germany

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

[Resources]

Weather forecast for your location

1. Click Locate me button
2. Allow the app to use your location
* you will be automatically redirected to the weather forecast for your location