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The climate of Garmisch-Partenkirchen: when to go

The mountain town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is located in southern Germany close to the Bavarian Alps, its climate is influenced by the presence of the mountains and is alpine. This type of climate causes Garmisch-Partenkirchen to have cold winters and mild summers with large differences in seasonal temperatures.

Temperatures are cold in winter, when average minimum temperatures remain below zero from November to March. The coldest month of the year is January with minimum average temperatures of -6.5 ° C and maximum average temperatures of 2.1 ° C. In summer only in the months of July and August the average maximum temperatures exceed 21 ° C. The hottest month is July with minimum average temperatures of 10.5 ° C and maximum average temperatures of 21.8 ° C.

The rains are present at all times of the year and are quite intense, on average Garmisch-Partenkirchen receives over 1,350 mm per year of rain. The rainiest period corresponds to the summer months, in particular the months of June, July and August are the rainiest of the year. The driest months are those between October and March.

The rainy days are 190 in one year and practically in every month of the year at least half of the days it rains. In fact, the monthly rainy days vary between 13 rainy days in October and 19 rainy days in June. The snow falls copiously between November and April, but at higher altitudes it can snow at any time of the year.

WHEN TO GO TO GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN

Winter is the best time for those who want to dedicate themselves to winter sports, the winter and autumn months are also the least rainy ones. The summer months have milder temperatures but they are also the months when the rains are more intense.

THE CLIMATE OF GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: CLIMATE TABLE

GARMISH-PARTENKIRCHEN (708 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January-6,52,185
February-5,14,677
March-2,38,386
April1,412,3100
May5,316,9131
June8,619,6174
July10,521,8175
August10,321,1172
September7,718,8107
October3,414,577
November-1,57,488
December-5,72,091
YEAR2,212,51364

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