The term climate refers to the totality of all possible weather conditions at a given location. In contrast to the term «weather», it describes the state of the atmosphere over a longer period of at least 30 years. Statements about climate are usually made on the basis of meteorological data. This includes, among other things, the temperature, humidity, wind conditions and air pressure as well as the water temperature of a particular region.

The climate in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is mainly determined by the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea coast is in the temperate climate zone and is characterised by a continental climate with a maritime influence. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the sunniest region in Germany. This is due to the prevailing maritime climate, which inhibits cloud formation. Light stimulates the metabolism, strengthens the immune system and stimulates the production of the vital vitamin D and the good-mood hormone serotonin.

These components are crucial for the climate in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: