Dresden
Germany
51.13 ° N
13.77 ° E
423 ft
Cool temperate moist forest
Cfb Oceanic climate
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DCbo Temperate continental climate with warm summer with cold winter
Traditional Koppen classification: Cfb (Oceanic climate)

Official definition:
  • C – temperature of warmest month greater than or equal to 10 °C and temperature of coldest month less than 18 °C, but higher than -3 °C
  • f – precipitation is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year and do not fulfill classification criteria for s or w type
  • b - temperature of each of the four warmest months is higher than 10°C, but the temperature of the warmest month is less than 22 °C

The Cfb climate type is an oceanic type of climate with mild winter and evenly distributed precipitation. Average temperature of all months is less than 22 °C, which is what differentiates it from the Cfa type. Meanwhile at least four months have average temperature of 10 °C or more.

Just like precipitation, also temperatures tend to be relatively constant and differences between day and night are not very big. Precipitation throughout the year are frequent, but not very intense and sometimes even many wetdays in a row can occur. In the winter and in the autumn are common fogs and during the year also thunderstorms.

Winters are mild (temperatures only very rarely drops below 0 °C and if, then only very slightly) and summers nicely warm. Frontal activity causes lot of cloudiness and relatively high humidity in the autumn, winter and spring.

The total annual rainfall ranges usually between 500 and 2500 mm and in the winter it sometimes also snows.

Temperate oceanic climate Cfb can be found for example in the United Kingdom, Western part of France, Germany, on the West coast of Europe, Northern part of Spain, some parts of South America (Southern and Northern tips), in Southeast Australia and New Zealand.


Modern Trewartha classification: DCbo (Temperate continental climate with warm summer with cold winter)

In the Trewartha classification, the category D is like in the Koppen classification, assigned to regions in the temperate zone. The criterion for this type of climate is four to seven months with average temperature of more than 10 °C. In general it is further subdivided into two subtypes: oceanic and continental. These differ in their average temperature of the coldest month.

Temperate climate is characterized by four distinct seasons and there are substantial differences between the temperatures in the summer and in the winter, but the absolute values are not so extreme and the change is gradual.

The continental subtype is typical for regions located more inland and this also means the temperature variation is larger than that in case of the oceanic subtype. The coldest month has an average temperature of less than 0 °C. Summers are usually warmer, while winters colder with snow being quite common.

Continental D climate type can be found for example in parts of Northeast U.S., Central and Eastern Europe and usually these areas are quite densely inhabited.

  • warm summer: warmest month with average temperature between 18 and 23 °C
  • cold winter: coldest month with average temperature between -10 and 0 °C

Summary

49 °F
41 / 56

26.8 in
113 days

66 %

4 h 29 min/day


Temperature
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Month Average
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Min Temperature(°F) 25.027.032.039.046.052.055.055.050.041.036.028.0 41.0
Avg Temperature(°F) 32.030.039.048.057.063.066.064.057.048.041.036.0 49.0
Max Temperature (°F) 36.037.046.057.066.072.075.073.068.055.046.037.0 56.0
Range 11.010.014.018.020.020.020.018.018.014.010.09.0 15.0


Max month Min month Annual range
Min Temperature Jul, Aug Jan 30.0°F
Avg Temperature Jul Feb 36.0°F
Max Temperature Jul Jan 39.0°F
Temperature range May, Jun, Jul Dec 50.0°F
Average
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Min Temperature(°F)
Avg Temperature(°F)
Max Temperature(°F)


Mar, Apr, May

Jun, Jul, Aug

Sep, Oct, Nov

Dec, Jan, Feb
Max Min Average Range Max Min Average Range Max Min Average Range Max Min Average Range
Min Temperature 46.0 32.0 39.00 14.0 55.0 52.0 54.00 3.0 50.0 36.0 42.33 14.0 28.0 25.0 26.67 3.0
Avg Temperature 57.0 39.0 48.00 18.0 66.0 63.0 64.33 3.0 57.0 41.0 48.67 16.0 36.0 30.0 32.67 6.0
Max Temperature 66.0 46.0 56.33 20.0 75.0 72.0 73.33 3.0 68.0 46.0 56.33 22.0 37.0 36.0 36.67 1.0

Temperature
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Month Average
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Avg Temperature (°F) 32.030.039.048.057.063.066.064.057.048.041.036.0 49.0


Max month Min month Annual range
Avg Temperature Jul Feb 36.0°F
Month Average
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Avg Temperature (°F)


Mar, Apr, May

Jun, Jul, Aug

Sep, Oct, Nov

Dec, Jan, Feb
Max Min Average Range Max Min Average Range Max Min Average Range Max Min Average Range
Avg Temperature 57.0 39.0 48.00 18.0 66.0 63.0 64.33 3.0 57.0 41.0 48.67 16.0 36.0 30.0 32.67 6.0


Humidity
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Month Average
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Avg Humidity (%) 77.073.065.057.055.056.060.058.062.068.076.079.0 49.0


Max month Min month Annual range
Avg Humidity Dec May 24.0%
Month Average
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Avg Humidity (%)


Mar, Apr, May

Jun, Jul, Aug

Sep, Oct, Nov

Dec, Jan, Feb
Max Min Average Range Max Min Average Range Max Min Average Range Max Min Average Range
Avg Humidity 65.0 55.0 59.00 10.0 60.0 56.0 58.00 4.0 76.0 62.0 68.67 14.0 79.0 73.0 76.33 6.0


Precipitation
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Month Monthly average Annual total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Average monthly precipitation (in) 1.71.61.71.92.62.74.72.61.92.11.61.7 2.2 26.8
Wetdays 1089101010111098810 9 113
Wetdays ratio (%) 32.3
10,21
28.6
8,20
29.0
9,22
33.3
10,20
32.3
10,21
33.3
10,20
35.5
11,20
32.3
10,21
30.0
9,21
25.8
8,23
26.7
8,22
32.3
10,21
31.0
30.9589,69.0411


Max month Min month Max Season Min Season Annual range
Average monthly precipitation Jul Feb Summer Winter 3.2in
Wetdays Jul Feb, Oct, Nov Autumn Winter 3
Month
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Average monthly precipitation (in)
Wetdays / month


Mar, Apr, May

Jun, Jul, Aug

Sep, Oct, Nov

Dec, Jan, Feb
Max Min Range Total Max Min Range Total Max Min Range Total Max Min Range Total
Average monthly precipitation (in) 2.6 1.7 1.0 6.1 4.7 2.6 2.1 10.1 2.1 1.6 0.5 5.6 1.7 1.6 0.1 4.9
Wetdays 10 9 1 29 11 10 1 31 48 9 39 98 10 8 2 28

Precipitation
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Month Monthly average Annual total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Average monthly precipitation (in) 1.71.61.71.92.62.74.72.61.92.11.61.7 2.2 26.8


Max month Min month Max Season Min Season Annual range
Average monthly precipitation Jul Feb Summer Winter 3.2in
Month
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Average monthly precipitation (in)


Mar, Apr, May

Jun, Jul, Aug

Sep, Oct, Nov

Dec, Jan, Feb
Max Min Range Total Max Min Range Total Max Min Range Total Max Min Range Total
Average monthly precipitation (in) 2.6 1.7 1.0 6.1 4.7 2.6 2.1 10.1 2.1 1.6 0.5 5.6 1.7 1.6 0.1 4.9


Sunlight / Day length
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Max day length Min day length Sunlight/Day length
Jan 114 min
1 h 54 min
507 min
8 h 27 min
507,933
547 min
9 h 7 min
(31.1.)
547,893
478 min
7 h 58 min
(1.1.)
478,962
22.5 %
114,393
Feb 152 min
2 h 32 min
600 min
10 h 0 min
600,840
653 min
10 h 53 min
(29.2.)
653,787
551 min
9 h 11 min
(1.2.)
551,889
25.3 %
152,448
Mar 238 min
3 h 58 min
715 min
11 h 55 min
715,725
774 min
12 h 54 min
(31.3.)
774,666
657 min
10 h 57 min
(1.3.)
657,783
33.3 %
238,477
Apr 326 min
5 h 26 min
833 min
13 h 53 min
833,607
886 min
14 h 46 min
(30.4.)
886,554
778 min
12 h 58 min
(1.4.)
778,662
39.1 %
326,507
May 406 min
6 h 46 min
935 min
15 h 35 min
935,505
973 min
16 h 13 min
(31.5.)
973,467
889 min
14 h 49 min
(1.5.)
889,551
43.4 %
406,529
Jun 422 min
7 h 2 min
988 min
16 h 28 min
988,452
993 min
16 h 33 min
(20.6.)
993,447
975 min
16 h 15 min
(1.6.)
975,465
42.7 %
422,566
Jul 408 min
6 h 48 min
960 min
16 h 0 min
960,480
988 min
16 h 28 min
(1.7.)
988,452
923 min
15 h 23 min
(31.7.)
923,517
42.5 %
408,552
Aug 398 min
6 h 38 min
868 min
14 h 28 min
868,572
919 min
15 h 19 min
(1.8.)
919,521
814 min
13 h 34 min
(31.8.)
814,626
45.8 %
398,470
Sep 324 min
5 h 24 min
755 min
12 h 35 min
755,685
811 min
13 h 31 min
(1.9.)
811,629
699 min
11 h 39 min
(30.9.)
699,741
42.9 %
324,431
Oct 226 min
3 h 46 min
638 min
10 h 38 min
638,802
695 min
11 h 35 min
(1.10.)
695,745
583 min
9 h 43 min
(31.10.)
583,857
35.4 %
226,412
Nov 112 min
1 h 52 min
534 min
8 h 54 min
534,906
579 min
9 h 39 min
(1.11.)
579,861
495 min
8 h 15 min
(30.11.)
495,945
21.0 %
112,422
Dec 96 min
1 h 36 min
478 min
7 h 58 min
478,962
493 min
8 h 13 min
(1.12.)
493,947
472 min
7 h 52 min
(21.12.)
472,968
20.1 %
96,382
Year 291 min
4 h 51 min
735 min
12 h 15 min
735,705
993 min
16 h 33 min
(20. 6.)
993,447
472 min
7 h 52 min
(21. 12.)
472,968
39.6 %
291,444



Mar, Apr, May

Jun, Jul, Aug

Sep, Oct, Nov

Dec, Jan, Feb
Max Min Average Sunlight/day Max Min Average Sunlight/day Max Min Average Sunlight/day Max Min Average Sunlight/day
(min/day) 406 238 323 39.1%
323,504
422 398 409 43.6%
409,529
324 112 221 34.4%
221,422
152 96 121 22.9%
121,406
Day length 973 657 828 993 814 938 811 495 642 653 472 527

Day length
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Max day length Min day length
Jan 507 min
8 h 27 min
507,933
547 min
9 h 7 min
(Array.1.)
547,893
478 min
7 h 58 min
(1.1.)
478,962
Feb 600 min
10 h 0 min
600,840
653 min
10 h 53 min
(Array.2.)
653,787
551 min
9 h 11 min
(1.2.)
551,889
Mar 715 min
11 h 55 min
715,725
774 min
12 h 54 min
(Array.3.)
774,666
657 min
10 h 57 min
(1.3.)
657,783
Apr 833 min
13 h 53 min
833,607
886 min
14 h 46 min
(Array.4.)
886,554
778 min
12 h 58 min
(1.4.)
778,662
May 935 min
15 h 35 min
935,505
973 min
16 h 13 min
(Array.5.)
973,467
889 min
14 h 49 min
(1.5.)
889,551
Jun 988 min
16 h 28 min
988,452
993 min
16 h 33 min
(Array.6.)
993,447
975 min
16 h 15 min
(1.6.)
975,465
Jul 960 min
16 h 0 min
960,480
988 min
16 h 28 min
(Array.7.)
988,452
923 min
15 h 23 min
(31.7.)
923,517
Aug 868 min
14 h 28 min
868,572
919 min
15 h 19 min
(Array.8.)
919,521
814 min
13 h 34 min
(31.8.)
814,626
Sep 755 min
12 h 35 min
755,685
811 min
13 h 31 min
(Array.9.)
811,629
699 min
11 h 39 min
(30.9.)
699,741
Oct 638 min
10 h 38 min
638,802
695 min
11 h 35 min
(Array.10.)
695,745
583 min
9 h 43 min
(31.10.)
583,857
Nov 534 min
8 h 54 min
534,906
579 min
9 h 39 min
(Array.11.)
579,861
495 min
8 h 15 min
(30.11.)
495,945
Dec 478 min
7 h 58 min
478,962
493 min
8 h 13 min
(Array.12.)
493,947
472 min
7 h 52 min
(21.12.)
472,968
Year 735 min
12 h 15 min
735,705
993 min
16 h 33 min
(21. 6.)
993,447
472 min
7 h 52 min
(22. 12.)
472,968



Mar, Apr, May

Jun, Jul, Aug

Sep, Oct, Nov

Dec, Jan, Feb
Max Min Average Max Min Average Max Min Average Max Min Average
Day length 973 657 828 993 814 938 811 495 642 653 472 527

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