Hamburg experiences an oceanic climate, and much of Germany’s unpredictable weather.
That said, it is not uncommon for a hot summer day to be followed by a windy, cold and rainy day.
Affected by the air masses coming from the Atlantic Ocean, Hamburg sees rainfall throughout the year.
Hamburg Temperatures and Rainfall
Summer temperatures are pleasant, with average highs between 20ºC / 68ºF and 22ºC / 72ºF, and lows from 11ºC / 52ºF through 14ºC / 55ºF. The hottest months are July and August.
Spring and autumn have mild temperatures, with highs ranging from 8°C / 46ºF to 18°C /64ºF. The average low rarely drops below 3°C / 37ºF.
Winters in Hamburg can be freezing, with highs around 4ºC / 39ºF. In general, the average low doesn’t drop below zero, but it can snow, especially in January and February.
It rains throughout the year. The rainiest months are June, July and August (11 rainy days per month on average).
When to Go
The best time to visit Hamburg is between May and September when temperatures are milder and the days are longer. But whatever the season, make sure to pack a rain jacket or umbrella.