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Brocken Climate & Temperature

  • Brocken, Germany is at 51°47'N, 10°37'E, 1142 m (3747 ft). See map.
  • Brocken has a subarctic climate that has severe winters, no dry season, with cool, short summers and strong seasonality (Köppen-Geiger classification: Dfc).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Brocken is situated in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 3 degrees Celsius (37.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16 °C (28.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Brocken Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -2°C (28.4°F) on average falling to -6.3°C (20.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 4.7°C (40.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -1°C (30.2°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 13.3°C (56°F) and average low temperatures are 7.3°C (45.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 6.3°C (43.4°F) during the day and lows of 1.7°C (35°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1395 mm (54.9 inches) which is equivalent to 1395 Litres/m² (34.22 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1424 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Brocken you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Le Bons Bay, Eastwood, New Zealand.

Brocken Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (28) -3 (27) 1 (34) 4 (39) 9 (48) 12 (54) 14 (57) 14 (57) 11 (52) 6 (43) 2 (36) -1 (30) 6 (42)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (24) -5 (23) -2 (29) 1 (34) 6 (43) 9 (48) 11 (52) 11 (52) 8 (46) 4 (39) 0 (32) -3 (27) 3 (37)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (19) -7 (19) -4 (25) -2 (28) 3 (37) 6 (43) 8 (46) 8 (46) 5 (41) 2 (36) -2 (28) -5 (23) 0 (33)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 163 (6) 131 (5) 87 (3) 97 (4) 90 (4) 119 (5) 145 (6) 111 (4) 109 (4) 124 (5) 97 (4) 122 (5) 1395 (55)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 24 (77) 21 (74) 19 (61) 19 (63) 18 (58) 17 (57) 20 (65) 20 (65) 19 (63) 22 (71) 21 (70) 23 (74) 243 (67)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 1h 50' 2h 24' 3h 56' 4h 42' 6h 00' 6h 30' 5h 29' 5h 15' 4h 30' 2h 46' 1h 42' 1h 36' 3h 53'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 8h 21' 9h 51' 11h 47' 13h 50' 15h 38' 16h 35' 16h 09' 14h 35' 12h 35' 10h 32' 8h 46' 7h 51' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 23 (77) 25 (75) 34 (66) 34 (66) 39 (61) 40 (60) 34 (66) 37 (63) 36 (64) 27 (73) 20 (80) 21 (79) 32 (68)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 18.3 27.7 38.5 50.1 58.4 61.6 58.6 50.3 38.8 27.4 18.2 14.8 38.5

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