Cologne weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Cologne

The best time to visit in Cologne in Germany is from June until September, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Cologne is 24°C in July and the lowest is 4°C in January. The weather and climate of Cologne is suitable for a city trip.

Cologne has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Cologne or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Cologne by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 4 6 10 15 18 21 24 23 20 15 10 6
Precipitation (mm) 30 20 30 15 31 29 29 27 17 20 24 36

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14 day weather forecast Cologne

The weather for in Cologne will be 6° till 10° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 2 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 4.4 mm 80% 3 m/s 0
Friday 3 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 1.8 mm 65% 2 m/s 0
Saturday 4 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 11.3 mm 90% 2 m/s 0
Sunday 5 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0
Monday 6 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0.2 cm 1.3 mm 60% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 7.0 mm 90% 4 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0.3 mm 25% 4 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 9 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 1.6 mm 60% 4 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 5.3 mm 85% 5 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
0 cm 9.1 mm 90% 8 m/s 1
Sunday 12 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0 cm 3.2 mm 75% 6 m/s 1
Monday 13 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0.9 mm 50% 6 m/s 1
Tuesday 14 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0.4 mm 30% 6 m/s 1
Wednesday 15 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1

Climate Cologne

Cologne has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Cologne is 14° degrees and there is about 308 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 167 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 3.

Climate table of Cologne

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 4 6 10 15 18 21 24 23 20 15 10 6
Night temp. (°C) 0 0 3 5 8 11 14 14 11 7 5 2
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 30 20 30 15 31 29 29 27 17 20 24 36
Days with rain 13 11 14 12 15 13 15 13 10 12 14 15
Days with snow 6 5 2 - - - - - - - 1 5
Dry days 12 12 15 18 16 17 16 18 20 19 15 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 6 9 9 9 10 10 9 6 5 4
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 4 4 3 2 2

Cologne weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Cologne? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Cologne?

Cologne is located in Germany. It lies in a straight line at 309 miles from London.

The coordinates of Cologne are:

  • Latitude: 50.933333
  • Longitude: 6.9602786

The GPS coordinates are 50° 55' N, 6° 57' E

How long is the flight to Cologne?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Cologne is approximately 1 h. 50 min.

What are the nearest airports to Cologne?

These are the airports closests to Cologne:

How many inhabitants are there in Cologne?

Cologne has approximately 1,004,000 inhabitants.

How big is Cologne?

The area of Cologne is around 1,647 mi².

What is the currency of Cologne?

In Cologne the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 2 December 2021

  • 1 Euro = 1.12 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.90 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 11.16 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 8.96 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 111.62 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 89.59 Euro

What is the area code of Cologne?

The area code to call Cologne is +49.