Hamburg Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Hamburg, Germany)

Picture of boats moored on the River ElbeThe overall climate of Hamburg is clearly influenced by its northerly position, being categorised as both maritime and continental. Weather in Hamburg is fairly predictable and the seasonal trends can be relied on, with summers known to be hot and damp, and the winter months chilly, but generally mild.

January and February tend to experience the coldest weather in Hamburg, and the occasional strong sea breeze from the North Sea can add a definite wind chill factor at this time of the year. The harshest winter climate can see the city's lakes and rivers freezing over, although this is not usually the norm.

View of the waterfront

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

Hamburg's winter weather can see some rather heavy snowfalls, often settling for several days or longer, making road conditions hazardous at times. Whilst much of this season can be overcast, cloudy and unsettled, spring is just around the corner and when the March climate arrives, the temperatures soon begin to rise, the clouds clear and the sunshine starts to make a more regular appearance. By the end of March, average daytime temperatures are topping 10°C / 50°F, while just four weeks later, highs of around 20°C / 68°F are not unheard of.

By the time July and August arrive in Hamburg, daytime temperatures average 21°C / 70°F and do climb to more than 25°C / 77°F. However, whilst temperatures rise at this time of the year, so do the levels of rainfall, although even the heaviest showers and wettest weather rarely spoils the day for long. Therefore, pack your suitcase with this in mind. Spring and autumn are slightly drier and offer an equally appealing climate, with warm, sunny days and plenty to do.

Hamburg Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



2°C / 36°F
-2°C / 28°F


3°C / 37°F
-2°C / 28°F


7°C / 45°F
0°C / 32°F


12°C / 54°F
3°C / 37°F


17°C / 63°F
7°C / 45°F


20°C / 68°F
10°C / 50°F


21°C / 70°F
12°C / 54°F


21°C / 70°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