Munich Weather

A look into Munich weather and climate through the year and seasons, as well as to the average temperatures on a monthly level.

For tourism, Munich is most popular for the months between April and September, when the weather is also at its finest.

May opens the biergarten (‘beer garden’) season in Munich, and through the summer, the city comes to life via such events as the Munich opera festival.

Autumn, on the other hand, is when Munich gets worldwide attention for hosting the annual Oktoberfest folk festival…

…whereas December brings European tourists to shop at the historical Munich Christmas market.

Of Munich’s seasons, Spring, March-May, is most pleasant during the month of May, when mild weather and very little rain is the norm.

Summer, June-August, is the most sunny of the seasons, with weeks of clear blue skies and long hot days…but also the occasional thunderstorm.

 

Weather in Munich
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Maximum High °C 17 21 23 27 30 34 36 35 30 26 19 21 36
Average High °C 2 4 8 13 18 21 23 22 19 14 7 3 12.8
Average Low °C −5 −4 −1 3 7 10 12 12 9 5 0 −4 3.7
Maximum Low °C −27 −23 −16 -6 −3 2 4 4 0 −6 −14 −21 −27
Precipitation mm 47 44 49 59 92 115 108 104 72 52 56 51 849
Source: Wikipedia

Fall, September-November, is still quite warm and sunny in Munich, which is why the season is often locally called ‘Altwebersommer’, or the “old wives’ summer”.

Finally, Winter, December-February, is the coldest of the seasons, and Munich is often blanketed with heavy downpours of snow.