North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany? If you're planning to go to North Rhine-Westphalia, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Based on the climate and weather in North Rhine-Westphalia, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


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What to wear/what to pack for North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany by month

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January

January in North Rhine-Westphalia is brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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February

In February, North Rhine-Westphalia can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for North Rhine-Westphalia, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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March

In March, North Rhine-Westphalia can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for North Rhine-Westphalia, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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April

April in North Rhine-Westphalia is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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May

If you visit North Rhine-Westphalia during May, you will probably see that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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June

If you visit North Rhine-Westphalia during June, you may see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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July

In July, North Rhine-Westphalia is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for North Rhine-Westphalia, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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August

In August, North Rhine-Westphalia is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for North Rhine-Westphalia, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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September

September for North Rhine-Westphalia is crisp. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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October

If you go to North Rhine-Westphalia in October, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November in North Rhine-Westphalia is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

If you go to North Rhine-Westphalia in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for North Rhine-Westphalia.

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