Heligoland, Germany: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Heligoland, Germany? If you're planning to go to Heligoland, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Heligoland, Germany

Based on the climate and weather in Heligoland, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Heligoland, Germany by month

January

January in Heligoland is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

February

In February, Heligoland can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Heligoland, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is windy.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

If you visit Heligoland during March, you are likely to find that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens

April

In April, Heligoland can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Heligoland, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 80%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens

May

May in Heligoland can be chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks

June

June in Heligoland is crisp and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts

July

If you are traveling to Heligoland in July, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

August

If you visit Heligoland during August, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

September

If you go to Heligoland in September, you will notice that it is cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

October

October in Heligoland is brisk and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

In November, Heligoland is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Heligoland, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear

December

December in Heligoland can be brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time.

It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Heligoland, Germany

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Heligoland, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Heligoland
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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