Seasons in Munich

Munich is situated in the zone of transition from humid continental to oceanic climate. Such location leads to relatively mild winters with little snow and cool cloudy and rainy summers. Mean average of winter is -1 °C (30 °F) while at summer temperature averages around 18 °C (64 °F). Excessive heat occurs rarely. Usually winter in Munich is mild but when Siberian anticyclone comes to the area it may become freezing cold. Lowest observed temperature was around -31 °C (-24 °F). Snow cover lasts only for couple of weeks.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Munich

Spring comes to Munich according to calendar. Warming begins in first days of March and continues through whole season. Temperature continuously grows from 8 °C (46 °F) at March through 14 °C (57 °F) at April to around 17 °C (62 °F) at May. Spring is the time of famous foehns – warm winds from slopes of Alps.

Amount of precipitation and rainy days grows too. While in March there are around 3 days with significant precipitation in May their number reaches 7. Increasing daylight hours are compromised by overcast and winds. In spring it is better to visit Munich in late April of early May when temperature, precipitation and winds are somewhat balanced in state of comfortable weather.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +8 °C (47 °F)
Min average t°: -1 °C (30 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 51 mm (3.9")
April
Max average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 66 mm (2.6")
May
Max average t°: +17.5 °C (64 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 110 mm (4.3")

Spring Holidays

March 16-17 – St. Patrick's Day in Munich.
March-April – Easter celebrations, Munich Strong Beer Festival.

April 1 – April’s Fool Day.
April 21 – 1st Augsburg Plärrer.
April-May – Munich Auer Dult Fair, Munich Spring Festival.

May – 1st Streetlife Festival.
Second Sunday of May – Mother’s Day.
May 1 – Labor Day.

Summer in Munich

In terms of temperature summer is the best time to visit Munich. Air is warm and exhausting heat is exception. Daytime averages of the season are between 21 °C (70 °F) and 23 °C (73 °F) while at night air warms to 12-13 °C (53-55 °F).

Actual amount of precipitation is higher than in previous season but it fall as fast showers that only compliment summer weather with some freshness. Such weather promoters lakeside vacationing. Water in numerous lakes in the neighborhood of Munich warms up to 23 °C (73 °F).


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +21 °C (69 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 144 mm (5.7")
July
Max average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 119 mm (4.7")
August
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +11.5 °C (53 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 101 mm (4.0")

Summer Holidays

June 24 – John the Baptist’s Day.
June-July – Tollwood Festival

July – Kaltenberg Knights' Festival, Kocherlball dance, Munich Christopher Street Day.
July-August – Jakobidult Fair.

August 15 – Ascension.
August-September – 2nd Augsburg Plärrer.

Autumn in Munich

Most of September is local velvet season when air still warms to 18 °C (64 °F) at afternoon. Rains are common at this month but amount of precipitation is lower than in summer. Through next two months daytime temperature decreases from 13 °C (55 °F) to 7 °C (44 °F) and nighttime averages go down from 6 °C (43 °F) to 2 °C (35 °F). Precipitation and amount of daylight hours decreases too. In terms of weather conditions October is the most comfortable autumn month to visit the city.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 96 mm (3.8")
October
Max average t°: +13 °C (56 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 64 mm (2.5")
November
Max average t°: +6.5 °C (44 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 52 mm (2.1")

Autumn Holidays

September – 2nd Streetlife Festival.
September-October – Oktoberfest.

October – Kirchweihdult Fair, Munich Marathon.
October 3 – Day of Unity.
October 31 – Halloween. The Reformation Day.

November 1 – All Saints Day.
November 9 – Schicksalstag (Fateful day).
November 11 – St. Martin’s Day.
November-December – Christmas fairs.

Winter in Munich

In general winter in Munich is mild however in January temperature may drop to -4 °C (25 °F) when Siberian anticyclone comes to Europe. During most of the season daytime averages are hovering between 4 °C (39 °F) and 2 °C (35 °F) with cooling down to around -2 °C (28 °F) at night. Snow falls rarely and snow cover remains for around two weeks. Rains occur too but not very often.

Most of attractions are working in winter. Parks and lakes are as attractive as they were in summer but with other kinds of activities. In addition Munich in winter is one of the main enroute waypoints to Alps.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (26 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 68 mm (2.7")
January
Max average t°: +1 °C (35 °F)
Min average t°: -5 °C (23 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 85 mm (3.4")
February
Max average t°: +3 °C (38 °F)
Min average t°: -4 °C (24 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 47 mm (1.9")

Winter Holidays

December 6 – St. Nicolas’s Day.
December 24 – Christmas Eve.
December 25 – Christmas.
December 26 – St. Stephen’s Day.
January 1 – New Year’s Day.