Holland is a windy country. There is always wind, especially in the coastal provinces.
In autumn and winter the winds may be strong, harsh even, especially in January and
February when winds speed up to 49-55 mph. Thunderstorms do occur but do not
happen often. Hurricanes or tornados however, never occur. Heavy rains almost never
last long and are often followed by an overcast sky or clear blue sky.
Rainfall in mm
Although Holland is a small country, the differences in temperature vary. On average, the
summer temperatures in the east and south are usually a little higher than in the west and
the north. The winters and autumns in the provinces along the North-Sea coast are milder
than in the north and east.
Holland has a temperate so-called 'sea-climate' (Cfb classification) influenced heavily by
the North-Sea; mild winters and summers, a fair amount of wind and frequent rains all
The weather in Holland is best described as 'unpredictable'. Even in the summertime it
seems impossible sometimes to plan a day trip. You can have an overcast morning,
followed by a shower and a clear sky with lots of sun the next moment. July is generally
the warmest month; temperatures well above 86F are no exception.
The lack of mountains and the country's situation at the sea are the main causes for this
sudden change of weather.
AFTER THE RAIN, COMES THE SUN...
CLIMATE AVERAGES AND
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