The best times to visit Kiel for ideal weather are
May 28th to September 16th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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Weather in Kiel
Average temperatures in Kiel 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 53rd 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 Kiel, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 73.5°F (23.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.3°F (12.9°C) at night.
Kiel Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kiel 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.
Kiel Perceived Temperature (F)
Kiel Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kiel 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)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kiel are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.
When can you find snow in Kiel? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kiel is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Kiel.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kiel (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
Kiel has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (62.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (86.9%).
Wind in Kiel is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by March and February. January’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.7 MPH or 17.3 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 early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 16.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kiel.
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||9.3||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.5||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.1||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.1||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|May||7.9||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.6||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.6||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.8||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.8||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.8||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kiel?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Kiel, 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 Kiel 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 Kiel Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 65.4°F (18.6°C) and 43.6°F (6.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. 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. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kiel, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 66.9°F (19.4°C) and 41.9°F (5.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. 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 Kiel to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.6°F (6.4°C) and 34.9°F (1.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.