Average Rainfall for Germany in August

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The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during August at cities in Germany. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month and for the normal amount of precipitation.

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches). The month's total rainfall numbers are averages of three decades of weather data. Depending on the availability of information, the averages span either 1961 to 1990 or 1971 to 2000.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the country: Northern, Central and Southern Germany.

Northern Germany

Included here are cities in the states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt) and Schleswig-Holstein.

Average monthly precipitation in August
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  8 Berlin 2.3   58
10 Bremen 2.4   61
10 Hamburg 2.9   73
10 Hannover 2.4   60
10 Kiel 2.8   72
  8 Magdeburg 2.0   51
  9 Potsdam 2.4   60
  9 Rostock 2.3   57

Central Germany

This section covers the states of Hesse (Hessen), North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen), Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), Saarland, Saxony (Sachsen) and Thuringia (Thüringen). Besides cities, the list includes Fichtelberg, a high point in the Ore Mountains where the weather station sits near the peak, at 1213 metres (3980 feet) elevation.

August averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  9 Cologne (Köln) 2.6   65
  9 Dresden 3.1   78
  8 Erfurt 2.1   53
10 Essen 3.1   79
12 Fichtelberg 4.2 106
  8 Frankfurt 2.1   53
10 Gorlitz 2.9   74
  9 Kassel 2.2   57
  8 Leipzig 2.3   59
  9 Saarbrüecken 2.4   60
  8 Trier 2.3   60

Southern Germany

Cities in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria (Bayern) states are in the table below. Also included is Oberstdorf, a mountain vacation town and ski holiday destination in the Bavarian Alps. The most extreme weather station on the list is Zugspitze at 2960 metres (9711 feet) elevation, near the top of Germany's highest peak. It's still cold enough at that high elevation in August for precipitation to fall as snow.

Average amount of rain in August
Days Place Inches Millimetres
12 Constance (Konstanz) 3.5   88
10 Freiburg 3.3   84
10 Karlsruhe 2.6   66
11 Munich (München) 4.4 111
  8 Nuremberg (Nürnberg) 2.4   60
15 Oberstdorf 7.9 200
10 Regensburg 2.5   65
  9 Stuttgart 2.5   64
16 Zugspitze 6.7 170
References

Deutscher Wetterdienst and World Meteorological Organization. World Weather Information Service.

World Data Center for Meteorology. Climate of the World.

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