Climatically, a mountain range stands out from the peripheral landscapes due to lower temperatures and greater rainfall. Regular rainfall throughout the year shape the low mountain range character of the Black Forest. However, the decrease in temperature and increase in precipitation do not occur uniformly with increasing altitude. A disproportionately strong increase in precipitation can be observed even at lower altitudes and on the west side with a lot of precipitation.
Amounts of rain and snow
Temperatures and sunshine duration
Thermally, the higher areas of the Black Forest are characterized by relatively low annual fluctuations and subdued extreme values. The reasons for this are the frequent light winds and heavier clouds in summer. In the winter months, the more frequent high-pressure weather on the peaks leads to sunshine, while the valleys in cold-air lakes disappear under a thick blanket of fog (inversion weather).