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Germany Weather

by Vishal Kumar

Maritime weather is enjoyed by northwest and coastal Germany due to its nearness to watery bodies. Generally, the weather in Germany often varies from year to year.

The weather conditions in Germany (German: Deutschlandkarte) are as diverse as the geographical location of the nation. The climate varies from highland areas to plain lands. Generally, Germany has a temperate seasonal climate; there are no extreme low and high temperatures.

Temperatures in winter vary from west to east. Summer is warm, the temperatures are between 68 degrees Fahrenheit and 86 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius) and there is more rainfall during the summer months.

The weather in central and southern Germany varies from a moderate oceanic to a continental one. The Alpine regions in the extreme south of Germany and some areas of the Central German Uplands are characterized by a mountain climate with lower temperatures and greater precipitation.

Given below are the weather conditions in different states and cities of Germany.


The weather in Ramstein, Germany is generally varied and uniform in nature with very occasional extremities. Located on rugged terrain, amidst small mountains and plateaus, Ramstein has a quite moderate climate. Though the city is located on a mountain, summers are warm. Summer in Ramstein begins in the month of April and continues till August. July is the hottest month in Ramstein with the average daily temperature rising to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. During the summer months, occasional afternoon storms usually occur, followed by thunder and lightning. This brings down the temperature considerably, thus providing relief to the people.

Monsoons begin in the month of July. There is a heavy rainfall that wets the land profusely in this season. The rainwater drenches the flora and fauna extensively, facilitating agricultural activities.

Soon after the monsoons, the chilly winter season arrives. After the monsoon cooling, the cold winter air leads to further cooling of the land surface. Generally, winter arrives in Ramstein in November and lasts till February. January is the coldest month of the season, with the average temperature dropping down to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. There may be occasional snowfalls in these months.


Located in the eastern part of Germany, Berlin is characterized by a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. The weather conditions in the city during the summer season are unpredictable. Generally, the evenings are cloudy. In July and August, the temperature is near about 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The winter season is very cold and there is dampness in the air. Frost is common. Snowfall is abundant and temperatures fall below the freezing point. As snowfall is heavy in winter, most of the roads get blocked. Despite such problems, many tourists visit Berlin in the winter months to experience the beautiful snowfall. Berlin has rainfall all year round. During July and August, the city receives maximum rain.


Located in the elevated plains of Upper Bavaria, Munich is the third-largest city in Germany. The city experiences a continental climate but is highly modified by its proximity to the Alps. Situated at an altitude of 520m Munich has high precipitation compared to the other regions of the country. The summer season in Munich is fairly warm and humid. The summer season begins in May and lasts until August. Thunderstorms generally occur during this season. July is usually the hottest month with an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. Winters in Munich begin in December and last till March. Generally, the winters are cold, but heavy rainfall is rarely seen in winter. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 2.2 degrees Celsius. Heavy snowfall occurs for at least a couple of weeks during winter.


Hanau is a town situated 25 kilometers east of Frankfurt. Situated at an altitude of 112 meters, Hanau receives a good amount of rainfall and the precipitation is 50 mm on average. The weather is partly cloudy throughout the day and rainfall can occur at any point of time during the day. Generally, Hanau has a pleasant climate. Summer begins in the month of March and lasts till June. The average temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius. The sun shines brightly and there are short spells of rainfall. With the onset of October and November, the weather starts changing and cold winds begin to blow followed by heavy rains. December, January, and February are the winter months and temperatures sometimes fall below the freezing point. The cold winds of Hanau bring a considerable change in the weather. The temperature drops immediately and strong winds are accompanied by light showers.


The weather in Stuttgart is lovely inviting thousands of visitors to its annual festivals. The festivals include the courtly Summer Festival, the orthodox Beer Festival, and the Stuttgart Christmas Market. Mostly, the weather in Stuttgart, Germany remains temperate throughout the year. Any extremities in temperature are very rare. The summer season sets in May and lasts until September. Summer temperatures range from 20°C and 30°C. Rainfall is quite frequent during the summer season. Stuttgart experiences a frequent change of weather, which makes it very difficult for weather forecasters to predict the weather with accurate data. Winters in Stuttgart are very cold and snowfall is frequent. The winter season lasts from December to March. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 0°C.

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