Germany weather in October – temperature and rain
October is the time of full autumn. The weather shows a relatively balanced course. Only towards the end of the month can autumnal storms be expected in the mountains and on the coasts.
Temperatures are noticeably lower than in September. An average of 9.2 degrees is still achieved, so that the heating has to be turned on in October. During the day in the first half of the month, values above 20 degrees are occasionally possible. In the mountains, however, the first night frosts can already appear.
While there is a gap between the cooler north and the warmer south in Germany in summer, the contrasts change from October. Henceforth it is usually warmer in the West than in the East.
Average rainfall in October is 53 mm.
From now on, the sunshine in the mountains will also outweigh the lowlands for the winter half-year. The average sunshine duration is now 110 hours per month.
Average temperature in Germany in October
Highest average temperature in October: 11.9 °C, in the Lower Rhine lowlands in the south-west of North Rhine-Westphalia, on the border with the Netherlands
Mean average temperature for Germany in October: 9.2 °C
Lowest average temperature in Germany in October: -0.7 °C, in the Zugspitze region in southern Bavaria, on the border with Austria
Maximum temperature in Germany in October
Maximum monthly high temperature in Germany in October: 16.0 °C, in the Upper Rhine Valley and on the lower reaches of the Neckar in north-western Baden-Württemberg
Average high temperature in October: 13.0 °C
Minimum value for the monthly maximum temperature in October: 2.2 °C, in the region around the Zugspitze in southern Bavaria, on the border with Austria
Night temperature in Germany in October
Highest monthly night-time temperature in October: 8.4 °C, on the island of Sylt and parts of the East Frisian Islands in the North Sea
Average night temperature for Germany in October: 5.3 °C
Lowest monthly night-time temperature in Germany in October: -3.5 °C, in the region around the Zugspitze in southern Bavaria, on the border with Austria
Precipitation in Germany in October
Highest precipitation in October: 127 mm, in the Black Forest in southwestern Baden-Württemberg
Average rain in October: 53 mm
Lowest rainfall in October: 33 mm, in central Saxony-Anhalt and south of Berlin
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