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Nationalpark Hunsruck-Hochwald

Climate & Weather

Yes, indeed. There are differences between climate and weather. In short, climate is an overview of weather conditions over a longer period of time. However, we will describe both here.

Don’t let the high annual rainfall of up to 1100mm stop you from visiting the National Park. According to the locals, “Where the wine grows, the sun shines.” As Hunsrück National Park benefits from its location as an “island” within the best wine-growing regions in Germany, the “good weather” is never far away, and after all, the National Park needs to have a bit of rain. The rain in a dense, green forest often arrives later than the visitors, if it comes at all. Sometimes, you don’t even notice it. The reason it rains here so regularly is because of nature: The forest breaths. And transpires. Because of this, as well as because of its altitude in Hunsrück where the rain is “released” from the clouds, it is an important basis for global climate protection. Precipitation is important in shaping the wetlands, which are essential for plants and animals in the National Park.

The annual average temperature of 7-8 degrees determines how nature develops at the National Park. Global climate change has meant that precipitation in winter has not always fallen as snow in recent years. However, December and January are the months where we see the most precipitation. That is why Erbeskopf is a popular destination for skiing and tobogganing during the winter. Spring is relatively dry. And in the summer, the forest is a consistently pleasant environment. Burning tarmac like you’d find in the cities? None of that here. The existence of the National Park means that the “holiday season” in Hunsrück has been extended.

Find out more about temperatures over the last few years here. 

Information about climate change can be found at Climate change information system, Rhineland-Palatinate

 

 

 

Autumn fog
Autumn fog

The weather in the National Park

The weather in the National Park