Private Wetterstation Cottbus-Skadow
51°48'22'' N, 14°21'05'' E, Höhe ü.NN: 68,7 m

The climate in Cottbus

Climate is usually defined as the average atmospheric conditions at a particular place over 30 years and described by mean values and variability of relevant quantities such as temperature and amount of precipitation. The current reference period is from 1991 to 2020. 

At the beginning of the 20th century, Wladimir Koeppen discovered that particular plant communities require specific temperature and precipitation conditions to grow. Defining threshold values for monthly mean temperatures and precipitation, he was able to create a system of classificiation in which he distinguished specific climate zones.

Using this classification, the climate for Cottbus can be characterized as Cfb with the coldest month averaging above 27°F, the warmest month below 71.6°F and no dry season. Sometimes, this climate is also referred to as temperate oceanic climate where beech woods are the most common type of natural vegetation. We can find this type of climate in Western and Central Europe as well as on the west coast of Canada and in New Zealand.  

The image below shows the climate diagram for Cottbus:

For more information click on this link:  The Köppen Climate Classification