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Weather in Cologne

Spring (March to May) is lovely in Cologne, particularly in May with temperatures averaging 13°C (55°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 hover around 23°C (73°F) but highs of 30s°C (80s°F) 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.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
13
°C
1.5
9
wnw
40-60%
1020 mb
good
Tuesday
Overcast
Overcast skies
15
°C
0
4
sw
80-100%
1017 mb
good
Wednesday
ModRain
Moderate rain
14
°C
8.2
12
sse
80-100%
999 mb
moderate
Thursday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
16
°C
2.1
16
wsw
40-60%
998 mb
good
Friday
OccLightRain
Patchy rain possible
16
°C
1.6
13
wsw
20-40%
1009 mb
moderate
Saturday
OccLightRain
Light rain
13
°C
1.9
8
nnw
60-80%
1011 mb
moderate
Sunday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
12
°C
0.2
11
nnw
60-80%
1034 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-05-06 21:16:35
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
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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Hotel Engelbertz

A family-run hotel in the centre of Cologne, the Engelbertz has clean rooms, each equipped with a satellite TV. But do come prepared for some noise after dark as revellers stumble home outside.

Hilton Cologne

Set in a quiet side street by the cathedral, this smart, sophisticated hotel has all the quality you'd expect from a large chain. Its trendy IceBAR, which serves its signature shot in a glass made of ice, and onsite Konrad restaurant are popular meeting places for locals.

Hopper Hotel St Antonius

This very reasonably-priced design hotel is housed in a historic journeyman's hostel and set within walking distance from the main railway station and the banks of the Rhine. It comes complete with an excellent restaurant, original modern artworks and one of Cologne's most popular private theatres.

Stern am Rathaus

Nestled in the heart of the Altstadt, between the Rathaus and the Dom, this small family-run hotel couldn't wish for a more central location. There are only ninw rooms here, but each is spotlessly clean, modern in design, and equipped with everything you'd expect from an international chain hotel.

Savoy Hotel

The individually designed rooms in the Savoy are themed around different world destinations. So whether you're slumbering in the San Tropez suite or sleeping in the Samurai room, this smart boutique hotel allows you to travel the world without wandering any further than the wardrobe. It also has an excellent restaurant and spa facilities.

Excelsior Hotel Ernst

This grand dame of accommodation in Cologne continues to impress with its sweeping spiral staircases, great service and central location. Rooms come in beige and earth tones or calming blue and white. Taku, one of Cologne’s most exciting restaurants, is housed here and the Piano Bar offers an interesting range of cocktails.