The best times to visit Hamburg for ideal weather are
June 11th to September 23rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Hamburg Travel Guide
Weather in Hamburg
Average temperatures in Hamburg vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Hamburg, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 78.5°F (25.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.9°F (13.8°C) at night.
Hamburg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Hamburg Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Hamburg Perceived Temperature (F)
Hamburg Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Hamburg Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Hamburg.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hamburg (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Hamburg has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is June (63.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (86.2%).
Wind in Hamburg is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 10.8 knots (12.4 MPH or 19.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 18 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Hamburg.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||9.5||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.1||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.7||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.8||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|May||7.7||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.7||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.1||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.9||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.9||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.8||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.8||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10.8||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Hamburg?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 13, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Germany; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Hamburg, Germany is August, followed by October and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Hamburg in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Hamburg Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 62.9°F (17.2°C) and 42°F (5.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Hamburg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 68°F (20°C) and 41°F (5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Hamburg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.4°F (11.3°C) and 33.9°F (1.1°C). These times of year are the slowest with tourists.