Monthly climate in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Last updated: June 28, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Essen features a oceanic climate (Cfb). Temperatures typically range between 4 °C (39 °F) and 19 °C (67 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to -13 °C (10 °F) or can rise to as high as 39 °C (103 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 884 mm (34.8 inches) and receives 155 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Essen enjoys an average of 3349 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 7 hours 54 minutes to 16 hours 31 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany §

The warmest months in Essen are June, July and August, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 19 to 19 °C (66 - 67 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from 4 to 5 °C (39 - 41 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Essen experiences 35 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 31 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 14°C
(58°F)
20°C
(68°F)
22°C
(73°F)
28°C
(83°F)
33°C
(92°F)
36°C
(96°F)
39°C
(103°F)
37°C
(98°F)
32°C
(90°F)
27°C
(81°F)
19°C
(67°F)
15°C
(59°F)
Mean maximum 12°C
(54°F)
16°C
(60°F)
19°C
(66°F)
25°C
(77°F)
28°C
(83°F)
30°C
(86°F)
32°C
(89°F)
32°C
(90°F)
29°C
(84°F)
23°C
(73°F)
16°C
(62°F)
13°C
(56°F)
Average high 6°C
(42°F)
8°C
(46°F)
11°C
(52°F)
15°C
(59°F)
19°C
(66°F)
24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(75°F)
20°C
(68°F)
15°C
(60°F)
10°C
(50°F)
7°C
(45°F)
Daily mean 4°C
(39°F)
5°C
(41°F)
7°C
(45°F)
10°C
(50°F)
14°C
(57°F)
19°C
(66°F)
19°C
(67°F)
19°C
(67°F)
15°C
(60°F)
12°C
(54°F)
7°C
(45°F)
5°C
(41°F)
Average low 2°C
(35°F)
2°C
(36°F)
3°C
(38°F)
5°C
(42°F)
9°C
(48°F)
14°C
(58°F)
15°C
(58°F)
15°C
(59°F)
11°C
(52°F)
9°C
(49°F)
5°C
(40°F)
3°C
(38°F)
Mean minimum -4°C
(25°F)
-4°C
(25°F)
-3°C
(27°F)
-2°C
(29°F)
2°C
(36°F)
8°C
(47°F)
10°C
(49°F)
9°C
(49°F)
5°C
(42°F)
3°C
(37°F)
-2°C
(29°F)
-4°C
(26°F)
Minimum -8°C
(18°F)
-13°C
(10°F)
-8°C
(18°F)
-3°C
(26°F)
1°C
(34°F)
7°C
(45°F)
8°C
(47°F)
8°C
(46°F)
2°C
(36°F)
1°C
(34°F)
-4°C
(25°F)
-5°C
(23°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany §

Essen usually has the most precipitation in July, October and December, with an average of 16 rainy days and 98 mm (3.9 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Essen are April, September and November. On average, 52 mm (2.1 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 75 (3.0) 81 (3.2) 79 (3.1) 36 (1.4) 63 (2.5) 64 (2.5) 94 (3.7) 70 (2.7) 63 (2.5) 96 (3.8) 57 (2.2) 105 (4.1)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 13 13 15 8 11 12 13 14 10 15 11 20

Monthly sunshine hours in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany §

The sunniest months in Essen are May, June and July, when the sun shines an average of 12 hours 50 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Essen: January, November and December receive an average of 4 hours 36 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 110 201 269 342 390 385 406 379 315 237 185 130
Mean daily daylight hours 8h 24m 9h 58m 11h 54m 13h 53m 15h 37m 16h 31m 16h 2m 14h 29m 12h 35m 10h 37m 8h 51m 7h 54m

Solar UV radiation in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany §

Essen experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in July, August and September, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 6 - 8, which corresponds to the High / Very High category of sun exposure. January, November and December are in the Low exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 2. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Essen UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 1 3 4 5 6 5 8 8 6 4 2 1