Hanover Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany)

With a fairly mild, temperate climate where each month merges into the next, Hanover is a pleasant city to visit, regardless of the time of year. However, typically Germany in character, the weather in Hanover can be rather changeable at times, when any day can be rainy or sunny, warm or cold, gusty or calm - or any combination of all of these conditions.

Picture of Hanover city centre

Much of Hanover's weather is clearly the result of continental and maritime air masses combining and creating a slightly unpredictable climate, meaning that it is always sensible to pack a fairly flexible selection of clothing. The summers here are usually pleasantly warm and can feel quite hot. Although daytime temperatures average 22°C / 72°F, don't be fooled into thinking that this time of the year is generally dry, as both July and August are the wettest months in Hanover, with afternoon thunderstorms by no means an uncommon sight. However heavy the rainy showers and storms, the weather rarely spoils the day and there is always plenty of indoor attractions and covered shopping centres that can keep you occupied until the skies clear once again.

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

The city's average annual precipitation levels are around 80 mm / 3.1 inches, which is fairly average around much of Hanover. January, February and March are usually the driest months in Hanover, with the rainfall rising along with the temperatures.

Spring is an especially beautiful time to visit the city of Hanover, although the overall climate can seem a little slow to change. By the time that April arrives, temperatures soon climb above 13°C / 55°F and it becomes clear that T-shirt and shorts weather is just around the corner. Following the occasional Indian summer in Hanover, it is not unknown for beer gardens to remain open throughout October and if you hit lucky, the autumn months can be particularly warm, with plenty of stable, blue skies and outdoor activities on offer.

Hanover Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



3°C / 37°F
-2°C / 28°F


4°C / 39°F
-2°C / 28°F


8°C / 46°F
0°C / 32°F


12°C / 54°F
3°C / 37°F


17°C / 63°F
7°C / 45°F


21°C / 70°F
10°C / 50°F


22°C / 72°F
12°C / 54°F


22°C / 72°F
12°C / 54°F


18°C / 64°F
9°C / 48°F


13°C / 55°F
6°C / 43°F


7°C / 45°F
2°C / 36°F


4°C / 39°F
-1°C / 30°F