Berlin is a favourite city break destination, thanks to frequent, cheap flights. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Berlin, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Berlin weather in January.
How cold is it in Berlin during January?
January is typically the coldest month in Berlin. And when we say cold, we mean it. The temperature tops out at around 2℃ during the day, falling away to -2℃ at night. The UV index will be low at this time of year, so not something to worry about. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's always a good idea to apply a small amount of sunscreen to exposed skin.
Does it snow in Berlin during January?
Yes, although it doesn't snow as much as you might expect. It's worth checking the local forecast a few days before you leave home so that you can pack appropriate footwear and clothing.
Does it rain in Berlin during January?
On average, there will be 12 rainy days during the month, amounting to 35.9mm in total. That's much drier than we see in England during August, and therefore not something to be concerned about. Of course, some of that rain will actually fall as sleet, snow, and possibly freezing rain. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.
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Berlin Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
15th November 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel10 best things to do in Berlin
Berlin is the capital of Germany. It is probably known in the world and made famous for its walls that for years symbolized an era that ended with its fall, some sections are still standing and a destination for many tourists. Below is the list of the popular places to visit and things to do in Berlin, Germany....
18th October 2021 by Inside the Travel LabWhy is Berlin so popular?
Berlin. The world seems to love you but I’m not quite sure why. I went, once, and the two of us had a pretty good time. Your Christmas Markets glittered, your Currywurst tickled me pink and the history from your Wall (and the years that surrounded it) seeped deep into my soul. I was tired, almost broken. Searching for missing pieces and finding them in your winter heavy rain....
1st July 2021 by EmmaCheapest places to holiday in August
Throughout Europe, August is the busiest holiday season of the year. With scorching hot temperatures and summer holidays on everyone’s wish lists, it can also be the most expensive. It pays to keep your eyes open for package deals, in order to book early. The team at Simply Holiday Deals will make it easy for you, by delivering the best ones straight to your inbox.If you can schedule your holiday for later in the month, it’s possible to take advantage of cheaper prices, as the holidays wind...
1st February 2021 by Inside the Travel LabBerlin in one day: The 24 hours in Berlin itinerary
Is it possible to see Berlin in one day? Well, for a complex city with a complex past, you can do a lot in 24 hours without feeling rushed. How? Through some strategic choices and inside tips. Though I'd heartily recommend you give the city more time, here's how to spend one day in Berlin....
24th February 2020 by Budget TravellerPerfect weekend getaway from Berlin - Potsdam
Just a 40 minute ride from the chaotic and bustling Berlin, stepping into Potsdam feels like entering a different universe. Having visited and lived in Berlin for the past 10 years, I immediately asked myself what took me so long to visit this city. From Prussia to the birthplace of film, European architecture, international science institutes, and the decision to divide Germany, Potsdam is a wonderful microcosm of Europe’s diverse history and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1990...
22nd January 2021 by PommieTravelsTravelling to Berlin: Useful German phrases and slang words to know
Being Germany’s capital, Berlin is a city full of incredible nightlife, fascinating history, impressive attractions, and delicious cuisine. But, more than anything, it’s a city that definitely has its own way of speaking. Although much of the city understands English, it’s worth learning a few useful German slang words and phrases during your visit. Of course, many travellers use some of the best translation apps for Android or iOS to simply make life easier, but you’ll find that...
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