Cologne Climate and Weather

Cologne has a temperate oceanic climate, and is among the warmest cities in Germany thanks to the strong breezes blowing in from the nearby North Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Average temperatures in the spring, summer and autumn are warm and pleasant, ranging from 57F (14C) in May and September to around 66F (19C) at the peak of summer in July and August. Winters (December to February) are cold but not bitterly so, with average temperatures hovering around 32F (0C). Rain is fairly steady throughout the year, although the long days of summer offer more sunshine hours than winter. The best time to visit Cologne is between May and September, although visitors should prepare for sudden rain showers.