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Climate in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 37 measuring stations in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Weather stations at an altitude above 860m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the warmest region in Germany with an average daily high temperature of 14 degrees centigrade. The climate widely corresponds to Central European weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening during a year. It rarely gets really warm here and you can safely leave your swimwear at home. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions in January.

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hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in North Rhine-Westphalia
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in North Rhine-Westphalia
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in North Rhine-Westphalia
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in North Rhine-Westphalia
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in North Rhine-Westphalia
Map of North Rhine-Westphalia

Most important cities in the federal state »North Rhine-Westphalia«

Alone 4 major cities with over 500,000 inhabitants are located here. The two biggest are Cologne and Dusseldorf. The federal state has a west-east extension of about 240 km and over 230 km from north to south.

CityPopulationAreaPopulation density
(inhabitants per km²)
Cologne1,085,664405.02 km²2,680.5
Dusseldorf619,294217.41 km²2,848.5
Dortmund587,010280.71 km²2,091.2
Essen583,109210.34 km²2,772.2
Duisburg498,590232.80 km²2,141.7
Bochum364,628145.66 km²2,503.3
Wuppertal354,382168.39 km²2,104.5
Bielefeld333,786258.82 km²1,289.6
Bonn327,258141.06 km²2,320.0
Münster314,319303.28 km²1,036.4
Mönchengladbach261,454170.47 km²1,533.7
Gelsenkirchen260,654104.94 km²2,483.8
Aachen247,380160.85 km²1,538.0
Krefeld227,020137.77 km²1,647.8
Oberhausen210,82977.09 km²2,734.8
Hagen188,814160.45 km²1,176.8
Hamm179,111226.43 km²791.0
Mülheim an der Ruhr170,88091.28 km²1,872.0
Leverkusen163,83878.87 km²2,077.3
Solingen159,36089.54 km²1,779.8
Herne156,37451.42 km²3,041.1
Neuss153,79699.52 km²1,545.4
Paderborn150,580179.59 km²838.5
Bottrop117,383100.61 km²1,166.7
Recklinghausen112,26766.50 km²1,688.2
Bergisch Gladbach111,96683.09 km²1,347.5
Remscheid110,99474.52 km²1,489.5
Moers103,72567.68 km²1,532.6
Siegen102,836114.69 km²896.6
Gütersloh100,194112.02 km²894.4


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.
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