When is the best time to go to Cologne?

When is the best time to go to Cologne? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Cologne are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, May, June, July, August and December

For full information about the climate and weather in Cologne a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 36°F/41°F
February 38°F/45°F
March 41°F/52°F
April 49°F/63°F
May 54°F/67°F
June 59°F/74°F
July 63°F/77°F
August 63°F/77°F
September 56°F/70°F
October 50°F/61°F
November 45°F/50°F
December 40°F/43°F

Weather and climate in Cologne

  • Between january and march the climate is the worst possible. By early evening, the temperature averages 47°F and, in march, 10 days of rain are expected.
  • From april to may the climate is just OK. The temperature rises to 67°F and, in may, 14 days of rain are expected.
  • Between june and september the climate is beautiful. At lunchtime, it's 68°F in average.
  • In the month of october the climate is not good, but still OK. The temperature rises to 61°F and you can expect to have 2.3in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of november the climate is bad. In average, on the morning it is 43°F.
  • In december the climate is the worst possible. the thermometer goes up to 43°F°C.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Cologne

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Cologne: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


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