Annual Average Wind Speeds in the Netherlands





The tables below give the annual averages for wind speed and the number of days with strong winds at cities and other places around the Netherlands.

Each location has its average wind speed for a year in miles per hour (MPH) and kilometres per hour (KPH). Plus there's a total of the mean number of days yearly with strong breezes.

Strong breezes are defined here as winds with speeds greater than 41 KPH (25 MPH or 22 knots). Winds of this strength can whip up 2.4 metre (eight foot) waves and move large tree branches.

All the numbers here are based on weather data collected from 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

Annual average days with strong breezes and wind speed
Days Place MPH KPH
33 Groningen 9.8 15.8
44 Leeuwarden 10.7 17.3
49 Oldambt 11.4 18.4

East Netherlands

Yearly wind speed averages
Days Place MPH KPH
18 Arnhem 9.2 14.8
10 Berkelland 7.8 12.6
7 Enschede 7.8 12.6
48 Lelystad 10.7 17.3
30 Lingewaal 9.4 15.1
Noordoostpolder 9.6 15.5

West Netherlands

Wind speed averages for a year
Days Place MPH KPH
11 Amersfoort 8.3 13.3
56 Amsterdam 11.4 18.4
84 Den Helder 13.0 20.9
44 Goes 10.7 17.3
149 Hook of Holland 16.3 26.3
164 IJmuiden 17.0 27.4
62 Katwijk 11.6 18.7
34 Lopik 9.8 15.8
46 Rotterdam 10.5 16.9
6 Utrecht 7.6 12.2
105 Vlissingen 14.1 22.7

South Netherlands

Total days with strong breezes and average wind speed for one year
Days Place MPH KPH
11 Breda 8.5 13.7
18 Eindhoven 8.7 14.0
32 Maastricht 9.8 15.8
17 Uden 8.3 13.3
5 Venlo 7.2 11.5
Reference

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

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