The best times to visit Northern Black Forest for ideal weather are
April 30th 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.
Northern Black Forest Travel Guide
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Weather in Northern Black Forest
Average temperatures in Northern Black Forest 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 more temperate than most — in the 61st 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 Northern Black Forest, 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 79.3°F (26.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.2°F (15.7°C) at night.
Northern Black Forest Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Northern Black Forest 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.
Northern Black Forest Perceived Temperature (F)
Northern Black Forest Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Northern Black Forest 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 Northern Black Forest 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 Northern Black Forest? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Northern Black Forest is often around around January 22nd 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 Northern Black Forest.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Northern Black Forest (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
Northern Black Forest has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (55% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (82.3%).
Wind in Northern Black Forest is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by March and January. December’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.4 MPH or 11.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 12.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Northern Black Forest.
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||6.3||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.1||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.4||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.5||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|May||5.8||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.6||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.3||Light breeze||10.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.7||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.8||Light breeze||9.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.7||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.4||Light breeze||9.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.4||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Northern Black Forest?
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 Northern Black Forest, Germany is July, followed by June and May. 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 Northern Black Forest 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 Northern Black Forest Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 73.1°F (22.8°C) and 50.1°F (10.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 3 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 very comfortable 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 Northern Black Forest, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 72.4°F (22.4°C) and 43.6°F (6.4°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 Northern Black Forest to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50.1°F (10.1°C) and 39.6°F (4.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.