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Berlin Weather And Best Time To Visit Berlin
Berlin, Germany’s artsy capital city is a slope landscape lying between two hills. Since Germany is mostly a landlocked country, it is no surprise that Berlin will also partake in its continental climate. Berlin’s weather shows its best colours from spring to summer, with rains making the only dent in perfect sunny days. Winter is not the most coveted for its harsh cold, so choose a holiday time wisely. Here’s a little snippet on the best time to visit Berlin.
Spring (March to May)
March begins with a sudden warming gust, as spring invades the bitter cold of Berlin. Some night frost and windy days may pepper a good March, but by April everything becomes better. The highlight of spring in Germany is the blooms of cherry blossom that sweep over the city, painting it in baby pinks and pearl whites. With a temperature range of 15-16°C, spring season is a good time to visit Berlin; to explore the city, admire cherry blossoms and avoid the summer tourists.
Summer (June to August)
Summer is the tourist high season in all of Europe. Berlin is no different, with long sunny days, minor bouts of rain and 17-22°C range. Humidity may be quite high at this time and must be factored in if you are not used to wetter regions. The heat also feels more stifling because of this. The highest summer temp for Berlin is 30°C, while nights do drop to 16. All in all, this is a good time for a visit if you are okay with crowds.
Autumn (September to November)
The time of Oktoberfest! It is ironical how a festival named after the month October is actually held in September. While this German celebration ensures festivity all over the country and the world, Berlin has a special place for it. Beer flows at bars and food festivals follow. Autumn temperatures go down to a nice range of 10-19°C and while the daylight hours reduce, as do the rains. November might bring a return of gloom, some rain and even snow, so it is best to choose September for a vacation.
Winter (December to February)
Berlin winters are cold, temperatures dropping down to -4°C in the darkest, coldest time. Day temperatures average at 3°C. December is rainy, while snow abounds in January and February. Most years Christmas does not see snow. For all intents and purposes this is an off season for holidaying, so try and avoid winter in Berlin.