Amsterdam enjoys a temperate climate, generally mild and humid, influenced by the North Sea, winds from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream. It is not wrong, therefore, to say that the capital of the Netherlands has two major seasons, a mild summer and a temperate winter.
Rainy or cloudy days can happen at any time of the year, but generally the weather in Amsterdam is very variable.
During the winter months, between December and February, the temperatures are fairly mild although bitingly cold days and sub-zero temperatures are not infrequent.
In summer, Amsterdam’s climate is mild with high but never stifling temperatures, while during spring and autumn, unstable weather is the real star of Amsterdam holidays.
The hottest months of the year in Weather Amsterdam are June, July and August, when the monthly average temperature reaches 21 °C, while the coldest months of January and February the thermometer drops up to -0 °C.
In Weather Amsterdam rainiest months of the year are October and November during which monthly rainfall average reaches 90 mm. On the other side, driest months are February and April when the average rainfall is reduced to 36 mm per month.
July, August, May and June are sunniest months of the year. During that months, from sunrise to sunset there are 7 total light hours in Weather Amsterdam. In January, February, November and December daylight hours are reduced to 1.
Months of the year when sea water is warmer are July, September and August, average temperature is around 18 °C.
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