Climate and Average Weather in Netherlands

The ocean affects the weather conditions in the Netherlands. With a temperate maritime climate summers are generally pleasant with very changeable periods, but excessively hot weather is rare. Winters can be quite cold and dark with the possibility of some snow. Rainfall is common throughout the year.

Almost each day clouds appear in the sky and in winter you will also experience foggy weather. The average temperature of the Netherlands is about 2 degrees Celsius (35 degrees Fahrenheit) in the month of January. In July the average monthly temperature is 19°C (66F). The annual average temperature is approximately 10 degrees Celsius (50F). The average annual rainfall in a year is 700 millimetres (28in).

People in the Netherlands complain much about the weather. The unpredictability of the weather can be annoying. So even if the weather seems nice and sunny in the morning, by the afternoon it might be raining again. So you always need to take an umbrella or jacket just in case.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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