Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is in central Europe’s temperate zone at the transition between maritime and continental climates. The climate is humid year-round. Strong regional variations can be noted due to the vicinity of the Baltic Sea, the Atlantic Ocean in the west, and continental influences from the east. Temperature and precipitation decrease from northwest to southeast.
The temperature for the same time period was recorded over many years at the DWD climate station in Teterow with the mean amounting to 8.1°C (DWD, 2007), whereby annual temperature varied between 1961 and 1990 from 7.4°C to 10.2°C. The monthly average temperatures are shown in the figure above. The average number of sunshine hours recorded at the Teterow climate station was 1607.2 h/a. Thus the climate in this region is colder and dryer compared with the mean values for all of Germany (8.4°C / 700 mm). July is the warmest month with an average temperature of 16.7°C; the coldest month is January at 0.8°C. Small-scale influences can cause climatic conditions at local levels to vary considerably. Average potential evaporation according to the Penman equation is ca. 850 mm/a. The monthly average Penman evaporation is shown below.
DWD / Deutscher Wetterdienst (2006): Download of mean precipitation values for the period 1961-1990. Published 14 Feb. 2006. Last accessed 10 April 2009
DWD / Deutscher Wetterdienst (2007): Download of mean temperature values for the period 1961-1990. Published 05 Dec. 2007. Last accessed 10 April 2009