The Netherlands enjoys a moderate maritime (or oceanic) climate. This type of climate generally features mild winters and cool summers. Precipitation, such as rain, is common throughout the year, which means there is no dry season.
Average temperature in spring
The average temperature in the Netherlands during spring is 9,5C. The amount of sun and rain during this time varies greatly. From 1981-2010, an average of 240,7mm of rain fell during spring in the Netherlands, and the sun shined for 314,2 hours.
Average summer temperature
Generally, Dutch summers are warm, but not too hot. The average temperature in the Netherlands during summer is 17,0C. From 1981-2010, the average amount of rain that fell in the Netherlands adds up to 219,6mm, whilst the average amount of sunshine comes to 587,6 hours.
Average autumn temperature
The average temperature in the Netherlands during autumn is 10,6C. Generally, autumn is the wettest season in the Netherlands, with November being the month with the most precipitation. However, on average (from 1981-2010), 240,7mm of rain falls during Dutch autumn, and people can enjoy 314,2 hours of sun this season.
Average winter temperature
The average temperature in the Netherlands during winter is 3,4C. Generally, this season experiences the least hours of sunshine, which also makes it the coldest season. From 1981-2010, the country experienced 197,3 hours of sunshine on average in winter, whilst 201,2mm of rain fell.
Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI)
The Koninklijk Nederlands Metereologosch Instituut (KNMI) or the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, is the national weather forecasting service in the Netherlands. The KNMI was founded in 1854 by Buys Ballot, and is located in the province of Utrecht, in De Bilt. Besides weather forecasting, the KNMI is responsible for the monitoring of climate changes and seismic activity.
Dutch weather app
Buienradar (roughly translated as rain radar) lets you track the rain in the Netherlands. The app can show you whether there is any rain coming to your location in the next two hours.