If you live in Berlin, you’ve probably experienced frosty winters and hot summers. The seasons are very distinct in the capital; but what’s the temperature like on average? Air temperatures can reveal a lot in this regard.
Berlin has monitored its air temperatures since the 18th century. The city’s climate measurement series is therefore one of the oldest in the world. Potsdam holds the longest series of continuous measurements for a single location in the Greater Berlin area. It dates back to 1893.
Long-term mean temperatures, i.e. average temperatures across several years, are of interest here, as are meteorological climatic parameters, including summer days, hot days and tropical nights and their distribution. Long-term means are especially important, as they can indicate changes in climate. If the mean deteriorates, we are able to and indeed must take action, because such a change can have a major impact on the environment: if the long-term mean rises, for example, the number of frost days will decrease; the city becomes hotter.
You are keen to learn more about the temperature development in the city? Dive right into our collection of map material, measurements and work results.