Average Sunshine in the Netherlands for January

The tables below give January averages for the amount of sunshine at cities and other places in the Netherlands.

Each location has three measures for how much sun it typically gets this month. The number for % Sun is the usual percentage of daylight hours with sunshine.

Hours gives the total hours of sunshine that's normal this month. Days statistics are for the typical number of days in January with any amount of measurable sunshine. All the data are averages for the years 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

Total January sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
21 Groningen 54 19
24 Leeuwarden 60 20

East Netherlands

Average amount of sun in January
% Sun Place Hours Days
22 Arnhem 57 19
20 Enschede 53 19
24 Lelystad 63 20

West Netherlands

Average January sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
25 Amsterdam 63 21
25 Den Helder 64 21
26 Goes 68 21
25 Katwijk 66 21
24 Rotterdam 63 20
24 Utrecht 62 19
26 Vlissingen 68 21

South Netherlands

January sunshine averages
% Sun Place Hours Days
24 Breda 63 20
23 Eindhoven 62 20
23 Maastricht 60 19

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

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