Best Time for Rhine River Cruises

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Rhine River Cruises. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Cologne, Rotterdam und Strasbourg. 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 Rhine River Cruises for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -2 °C to 26 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.33.46 in (4 – 13 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 9.6 °C (Rotterdam) and 10.6 °C (Cologne)
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Best Time to Visit Rhine River Cruises: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 6 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 7 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 12 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
MayMay
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 11 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 7 °C

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Rhine River Cruises) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
CologneMay, June, July, August, and September
RotterdamJune, July, August, and September
StrasbourgMay, June, July, August, and September

Climate Charts Rhine River Cruises

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Cologne

Climate Chart Cologne
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Rotterdam

Climate Chart Rotterdam
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Strasbourg

Climate Chart Strasbourg
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

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

Climate Tables Rhine River Cruises

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Rhine River Cruises, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Cologne (Rhine River Cruises)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°17°19°23°26°24°21°16°11°
Night Temperature-1°-1°11°13°12°10°
Precipitation (inch)2.381.832.461.992.853.453.392.572.732.432.492.78
Rainy days1291310101211911111213
Hours of Sunshine45699111097634
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Cologne is 10.6 °C.

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

Warmest month: July (19.3 °C)
Coldest month: January (2.9 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 31.35 inch on 133 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 11 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.9 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.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Rotterdam (Rhine River Cruises)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°17°19°21°21°18°14°10°
Night Temperature10°12°12°10°
Precipitation (inch)2.761.732.61.692.092.682.82.682.953.313.273.03
Rainy days846456767887
Hours of Sunshine133576664321
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Rotterdam is 9.6 °C.

Warmest month: July (16.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (3 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 31.57 inch on 76 rainy days

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, May is the sunniest month with an average of 6.7 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Strasbourg (Rhine River Cruises)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°15°19°22°25°24°21°15°
Night Temperature-2°-1°12°13°13°10°-1°
Precipitation (inch)1.31.351.441.892.932.942.242.672.191.691.831.57
Rainy days98910121110108899
Hours of Sunshine134567876321
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The annual average temperature in Strasbourg is 10.1 °C.

Warmest month: July (19.1 °C)
Coldest month: January (0.9 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 24.04 inch on 113 rainy days

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, July is the sunniest month with an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.5 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Cologne (Station Altstadt Nord)
clear sky     clear sky, -0.6 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 0 mph N
Air Pressure: 1029 hPa       Humidity: 79 %
Last updated: 18th Nov 2018, 04:50 am
The next days …
18th Nov 201819th Nov 201820th Nov 201821st Nov 201822nd Nov 201823rd Nov 2018
sky is clear-2 °C to 6 °Csky is clear-1 °C to 5 °Csnow-0 °C to 2 °Clight snow-2 °C to 0 °Csnow-5 °C to 1 °Csky is clear-8 °C to 1 °C
-2 °C to 6 °C-1 °C to 5 °C-0 °C to 2 °C-2 °C to 0 °C-5 °C to 1 °C-8 °C to 1 °C
Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 36 %Clouds: 88 %Clouds: 84 %Clouds: 99 %Clouds: 28 %
No Precipitation0 in of snow0.1 in of snow0.01 in of snow0.02 in of rainNo Precipitation
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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