Average Precipitation for Germany in December





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during December 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 precipitation 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 December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Berlin 2.2 55
12 Bremen 2.4 62
12 Hamburg 3.1 78
12 Hannover 2.4 62
12 Kiel 3.0 77
9 Magdeburg 1.7 43
12 Potsdam 2.2 55
10 Rostock 2.0 51

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.

December averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Cologne (Köln) 2.8 71
11 Dresden 2.2 57
8 Erfurt 1.2 32
14 Essen 3.7 93
16 Fichtelberg 4.0 102
10 Frankfurt 2.2 56
12 Gorlitz 2.2 57
13 Kassel 2.6 67
9 Leipzig 1.5 39
13 Saarbrüecken 3.7 93
12 Trier 3.0 77

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.

Average amount of rain and snow in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Constance (Konstanz) 2.2 57
11 Freiburg 2.9 74
11 Karlsruhe 2.6 67
11 Munich (München) 2.4 61
10 Nuremberg (Nürnberg) 2.1 52
13 Oberstdorf 5.3 135
10 Regensburg 2.0 50
9 Stuttgart 1.9 49
15 Zugspitze 7.2 184
References

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

World Data Center for Meteorology. Climate of the World.

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