The best times to visit Potsdam for ideal weather are
May 21st 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.
Potsdam Travel Guide
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Weather in Potsdam
Average temperatures in Potsdam vary drastically. 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 59th 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 Potsdam, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 84.2°F (29°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.3°F (16.3°C) at night.
Potsdam Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Potsdam 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.
Potsdam Perceived Temperature (F)
Potsdam Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Potsdam 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Potsdam.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Potsdam (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
Potsdam has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (50.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (81.6%).
Wind in Potsdam is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.6 MPH or 17.1 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 17.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Potsdam.
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||8.7||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.8||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.7||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.7||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|May||6.6||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.2||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.2||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.1||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.3||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.4||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||8.1||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.2||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Potsdam?
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 Potsdam, Germany is August, followed by July 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 Potsdam 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 Potsdam Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.1°F (19.5°C) and 41.9°F (5.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Potsdam, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 39.6°F (4.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Potsdam to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.4°F (10.8°C) and 32.5°F (0.3°C). These times of year are the slowest with tourists.