Average Annual Precipitation for the Netherlands





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities and other places in the Netherlands.

Each location has a total for the normal amount of precipitation it usually gets this month. Many places also have a count of the number of days with wet weather. The calculation of days only includes those when precipitation amounted to at least 0.1 millimetres (0.004 inches).

The annual amount of precipitation is an average of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the country: North Netherlands, East Netherlands, West Netherlands and South Netherlands.

North Netherlands covers the provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. East Netherlands includes Overijssel, Gelderland and Flevoland. West Netherlands provinces are Utrecht, North Holland, South Holland and Zeeland. South Netherlands has North Brabant and Limburg provinces.

North Netherlands

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
192 Groningen 32.0 812
Hoogeveen 34.6 879
193 Leeuwarden 32.3 820
Oldambt 31.4 797
Stavoren 30.6 777
Terschelling 33.1 842

East Netherlands

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
188 Arnhem 33.9 860
Berkelland 32.3 821
182 Enschede 30.9 785
Lelystad 33.4 849
Lingewaal 32.4 824
Noordoostpolder 33.8 859

West Netherlands

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
184 Amersfoort 33.4 848
187 Amsterdam 33.0 838
188 Den Helder 30.4 771
Goes 33.8 859
Hoorn 33.2 844
185 Katwijk 33.1 841
183 Rotterdam 33.7 856
Terneuzen 32.0 813
184 Utrecht 32.8 833
180 Vlissingen 29.2 743

South Netherlands

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
181 Breda 31.7 805
176 Eindhoven 29.5 750
181 Maastricht 30.4 773
178 Uden 29.0 737
Venlo 31.7 805
Reference

Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut. KNMI Klimatologie. Klimaatatlas. Stationsdata.

Netherlands Precipitation
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