Weather in Berlin
Berlin has a moderately cool climate and is generally comfortable to visit most of the year. Temperatures in summer are rarely scorching hot, in fact, the vast majority of Germans don’t even own air conditioners. They do however, own heaters, lots of them. Winter can be rough in Berlin with temperatures going below freezing and staying like that for weeks on end. While not as rainy as London, one can often expect rain during the colder months. We recommend bringing or purchasing an umbrella to be on the safe side.
Winters in Berlin can be harsh. Recently, Berlin has experienced a few back to back moderate winters where the temperature generally stayed between 32ºF – 38ºF (0ºC – 5ºC). Due to cold air from Russia and the North, Berlin has the potential to become very cold in winter.
If you’re coming in January or February, you should expect below freezing weather. Bring gloves, a scarf, a warm winter jacket and lots of intermediate layers.
Spring lasts from March until June and is generally nice, mild weather. Temperatures average between 53ºF – 68ºF (12ºC – 20ºC) and aside from a bit of rain, its a great time to visit Berlin. Be sure to pack a warm sweater and an umbrella just in case.
The average temperature in summer is between 72ºF – 82ºF (22ºC – 28ºC). Naturally, this is also the high season for tourism in Berlin. If you happen to encounter rain on a Summer day, it’s generally only lasts an hour or two and then it’s finished. Berlin can encounter extreme heat over 88º F (~30º C), although it usually only lasts a few days.
Autumn in Berlin lasts from September to November and temperatures are similar to spring, generally staying between 53ºF – 68ºF (12ºC – 20ºC). Pack a warm sweater and be prepared for rain or sun.