The best times to visit Southern Black Forest for ideal weather are
May 7th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Southern Black Forest Travel Guide
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Weather in Southern Black Forest
Average temperatures in Southern Black Forest vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 Southern Black Forest, 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 78.7°F (25.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.7°F (14.3°C) at night.
Southern Black Forest Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Southern 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.
Southern Black Forest Perceived Temperature (F)
Southern Black Forest Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Southern 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 Southern Black Forest are March, February, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.
When can you find snow in Southern Black Forest? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Southern Black Forest.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Southern 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
Southern Black Forest has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (67.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (88.8%).
Wind in Southern Black Forest is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and January. December’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.4 MPH or 12 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 early to mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 13.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Southern 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||5.6||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.9||Light breeze||10.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4.2||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||4||Light breeze||9.8||Significant breeze|
|Jun||3.7||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4||Light breeze||9.2||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.4||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.4||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.5||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Southern 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 Southern Black Forest, Germany is June, followed by February and October. 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 Southern 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 Southern Black Forest Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 46.4°F (8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest 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 most precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Southern Black Forest, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 73.2°F (22.9°C) and 42.4°F (5.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 7 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 Southern Black Forest to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.4°F (8°C) and 37.4°F (3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.