Germany Weather in December – Temperature, Rain & Snow
Winter begins everywhere in Germany in December. The month is characterized by the contrast between the still relatively warm Atlantic and the already cold Eastern European mainland. There can therefore be advances of milder air from the west as well as cold air intrusions from the east.
Fog is even more common in December than in November.
Sunshine duration reaches its lowest value of the whole year in December.
The average temperature is only 0.9 °C. Night frosts are now the rule rather than the exception. In the mountains, in the south and east, there is often even permafrost.
The monthly amount of precipitation adds up to 61 mm. A significant part of it no longer comes as rain but as snow from the sky.
Average temperature in Germany in December
Highest average temperature in December: 4.5 °C, in the Lower Rhine Plain in the south-west of North Rhine-Westphalia and on Sylt in the north-west of Schleswig-Holstein.
Mean average temperature for Germany in December: 0.9 °C
Lowest average temperature in Germany in December: -8.3 °C, in the Zugspitze region in southern Bavaria, on the border with Austria
Maximum temperature in Germany in December
Maximum monthly high temperature in Germany in December: 7.0 °C, in the Lower Rhine Plain in the south-west of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Average high temperature in December: 3.3 °C
Minimum value for the monthly maximum temperature in December: -5.6 °C, in the region around the Zugspitze in southern Bavaria, on the border with Austria
Night temperature in Germany in December
Highest monthly night-time temperature in December: 2.2 °C, on the island of Sylt in the North Sea
Average night temperature for Germany in December: -1.4 °C
Lowest monthly night-time temperature in Germany in December: -11.0 °C, in the region around the Zugspitze in southern Bavaria, on the border with Austria
Precipitation in Germany in December
Highest rainfall in December: 181 mm, in the Black Forest in the southwest of Baden-Württemberg
Average rain in December: 61 mm
Lowest amount of precipitation in December: 27 mm, in southern Saxony-Anhalt and north-eastern Thuringia
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