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Weather in Cologne

Spring (March to May) is lovely in Cologne, particularly in May with temperatures averaging 14°C (57°F) and the weather is still relatively dry.

Summer (June to August) starts off with plenty of rain so pack a raincoat with you. Temperatures often stay in the upper 20s but highs of 30s are getting frequent.

Autumn (September to November) is pleasant and visitors can make the most of beer gardens scattered around the city. The average temperature in September is 15°C (59°F).

Winter (December to February) is mild, but with the sun setting at around 3.30pm, it can feel gloomy. Temperatures hover around 3°C (37°F) in December.

Cologne is famous for its Carnival known as "Fastelovend". In theory, the Carnival starts on November 11th at 11:11am, but the real "Crazy Days" do not start before Shrove Thursday which falls in either February or March. During "Crazy Days", people dress up and participate in balls and parades, singing and dancing. As the city is aswarm with tourists, accommodation is hard to come by and prices are high.

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Friday
Sunny
Sunny skies
20
°C
0
7
se
0-20%
1029 mb
good
Saturday
Overcast
Overcast skies
14
°C
0
7
nnw
80-100%
1030 mb
good
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
13
°C
0
9
nnw
0-20%
1029 mb
good
Monday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
11
°C
0.7
13
nw
80-100%
1029 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
12
°C
0
5
wnw
0-20%
1036 mb
good
Wednesday
Overcast
Overcast skies
14
°C
0
7
nw
80-100%
1034 mb
good
Thursday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
15
°C
0.1
5
ene
80-100%
1036 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-03-23 00:15:56
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The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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