Best Time to Visit Baltic Sea

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Baltic Sea. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Fehmarn. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Baltic Sea for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -2 °C to 21 °C
Waves Symbol 2 °C to 18 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.162.68 in (8 – 11 Days of Rain)
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General & Geography

The German Baltic Sea coast is still one of the most popular holiday destinations in Germany and is enjoying increasing popularity with families and younger travellers with great new projects.

The German Baltic Sea stretches over a coastal length of almost 1500 miles if all the offshore islands and bays are added together. To the west, the Baltic coast extends to the city of Flensburg, to the east, the German coast ends at the border with Poland.

Apart from the sunny island of Fehmarn, the most popular holiday resorts on the German Baltic Sea include the Baltic Sea tip region (including Heiligenhafen, Großenbrode, Heringsdorf) and Weissenhäuser Strand, the Lübeck Bay including Timmendorfer Strand and Scharbeutz, the Kieler Förder (with Laboe), the Eckernförder Bay, the family paradise Damp as well as Stralsund, Rügen and Usedom.

Well-known Baltic seaside resorts are also located in Hohwacht, Kellenhusen, Travemünde, Boltenhagen, Rerik, Kühlungsborn and Graal-Müritz. The largest cities on the Baltic Sea are Kiel (capital of Schleswig-Holstein), Lübeck and the Hanseatic city of Rostock in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The German Baltic coast not only has a lot to offer culturally, but with its maritime flair and an almost endless range of activities meets almost every taste. From a family bathing holiday to an active sports holiday or a relaxing cure, there is something for everyone.

Climate at the German Baltic Sea

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Similar to the Danish coast, the German Baltic Sea coast is situated in a temperate maritime climate zone, which is crossed by several milder sub-regions (microclimates). In principle, the constant wind cools down so that even the summer months remain comparatively cool.

Day temperatures on the island of Fehmarn, for example, rarely exceed 20 °C even in the hottest month of August, and the water temperature rarely rises above 18 °C. But especially in connection with the salty air, this so-called”stimulating climate” at the Baltic Sea is very health-promoting.

There is no classic rainy season at the Baltic Sea, 8 to 10 rainy days per month are quite constant throughout the year. However, the total rainfall (e.g. 20.79 in per year on Fehmarn) is significantly lower than in most regions of Germany, with an average rainfall of 38.07 in in Munich.

Sunniest and warmest months are May to early September, frost (and snow) is mainly possible between December and March. The situation is similar on the Danish and Polish coasts of the Baltic Sea.

Best Time to Visit Baltic Sea: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 2 °C
Water max. 3 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 2 °C
Water max. 2 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 5 °C
Water max. 2 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 9 °C
Water max. 5 °C
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OctoberOct
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 12 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 8 °C
Water max. 9 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 4 °C
Water max. 5 °C

Climate Chart Baltic Sea

Fehmarn

Climate Chart Fehmarn
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Baltic Sea

In the following, you will find the climate table for Baltic Sea, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Fehmarn (Baltic Sea)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature15°19°20°21°17°13°
Night Temperature-2°-2°11°13°13°11°
Water Temperature13°17°18°15°12°
Precipitation (inch)1.731.181.381.611.850.162.681.932.091.812.362.01
Rainy days108999999991110
Hours of Sunshine124689885421
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Fehmarn is 8.3 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (16.6 °C)
Coldest month: January (0.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Fehmarn is 18 °C. Comfortable bathing is possible at water temperatures of about 21 °C.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
July, and August

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 20.79 inch on 111 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.8 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Fehmarn
clear sky     clear sky, -1.2 °C
Clouds: 8 %       Wind: 11 mph SW
Air Pressure: 1033.66 hPa       Humidity: 100 %
Last updated: 21st Jan 2019, 03:02 am
The next days …
21st Jan 201922nd Jan 201923rd Jan 201924th Jan 201925th Jan 201926th Jan 2019
snow-2 °C to 3 °Csky is clear-1 °C to 1 °Cbroken clouds-3 °C to -1 °Clight snow-1 °C to 1 °Csnow1 °C to 2 °Csnow1 °C to 1 °C
-2 °C to 3 °C-1 °C to 1 °C-3 °C to -1 °C-1 °C to 1 °C1 °C to 2 °C1 °C to 1 °C
Clouds: 88 %Clouds: 48 %Clouds: 68 %Clouds: 48 %Clouds: 64 %Clouds: 48 %
0.03 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.04 in of snow0.02 in of rain0.08 in of snow
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Germany: Regions

Baltic Sea is part of the holiday destination Germany. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Baltic Sea: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 13 reviews for Baltic Sea holiday already. Average rating is 3.9 of 5 stars.
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    Monika, 44 years old was there in September

    This is the third time since Fehmarn and it’s always a good ride, even in September.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Beate, 56 years old was there in March

    Cold, but dry and beautiful. Snow on the beach always nice for a walk

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Willi, 58 years old was there in June

    The Baltic Sea offers something for everyone, clear water, great beaches, new things to discover every day:)

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    cornelia, 61 years old was there in July

    we’ve never had more wet than dry and we’ve often been to the Baltic Sea

    Weather Rating: 1 stars – Mostly bad

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    Maren, 55 years old was there in June

    The weather was warm and sunny, always a light wind, ideal for cycling

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Marlene, 67 years old was there in April

    The weather was cold but sunny, could walk on the beach and did a lot of things .we liked it. we spent this time of the year on the Baltic Sea for a week.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Heike, 63 years old was there in April


    good for hiking and breathing, especially the pine forest was excellent for breathing due to the scent of the needles / there is no bad weather, only insufficient clothing !

    Weather Rating: 3 stars – Mixed

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    Sara, 34 years old was there in October

    It couldn’t have been better this time of year. Great walks on the beach, a lot of things were also done. Our child was not bored. Would it do it every year????

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Irina, 44 years old was there in November

    Varied. A night of hurricane, a day of rain, a sun.

    Weather Rating: 3 stars – Mixed

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    sabrina, 60 years old was there in August

    the weather was not too cold or too warm one could undertake much and also bathing in the sea was a beautiful vacation as always at the baltic sea salute couple with dog

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Peter, 64 years old was there in August

    Very mild climate. We could always be outdoors. This was especially important for the grandchildren, who never got bored.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Ute, 52 years old was there in June

    also sometimes rain, but mainly nice for cycling tours and beach, lots of outdoor exercise

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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