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

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

When to go to Kiel, Germany

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

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

January

In January, Kiel is brisk, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Kiel during February, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Kiel is cold 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 regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Kiel during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Kiel is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kiel, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Kiel can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kiel, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Kiel in July, you will notice that it is mild and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Kiel in August, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Kiel can be chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kiel can be very chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kiel is pretty cool and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

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

It also snows 5-10 days this month. 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
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kiel, 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 Kiel
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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