Average Sunshine in the Netherlands for May





The tables below give May 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 May 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 May sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
43 Groningen 210 29
45 Leeuwarden 220 29

East Netherlands

Average amount of sun in May
% Sun Place Hours Days
40 Arnhem 197 29
41 Enschede 202 29
43 Lelystad 211 29

West Netherlands

Average May sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
45 Amsterdam 222 29
48 Den Helder 235 29
46 Goes 220 29
47 Katwijk 229 29
44 Rotterdam 214 29
43 Utrecht 207 29
45 Vlissingen 218 29

South Netherlands

May sunshine averages
% Sun Place Hours Days
42 Breda 204 29
42 Eindhoven 203 29
40 Maastricht 195 28
Reference

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

Netherlands Sunshine
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