Average January Wind Speeds in the Netherlands





The tables below give the average wind speed and the number of days with strong winds in January for cities and other places around the Netherlands.

Each location has an average wind speed for the month in miles per hour (MPH) and kilometres per hour (KPH). Plus there's a total of the mean number of days 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

Average days with strong breezes and wind speed in January
Days Place MPH KPH
7 Groningen 12.3 19.8
8 Leeuwarden 13.2 21.2
9 Oldambt 13.9 22.3

East Netherlands

January wind speed averages
Days Place MPH KPH
4 Arnhem 11.2 18.0
3 Berkelland 9.8 15.8
2 Enschede 9.4 15.1
8 Lelystad 13.2 21.2
7 Lingewaal 11.6 18.7
Noordoostpolder 11.9 19.1

West Netherlands

Wind speed averages for January
Days Place MPH KPH
3 Amersfoort 9.8 15.8
10 Amsterdam 14.1 22.7
13 Den Helder 15.9 25.6
8 Goes 13.0 20.9
17 Hook of Holland 18.6 29.9
18 IJmuiden 19.9 32.0
10 Katwijk 13.9 22.3
7 Lopik 12.3 19.8
8 Rotterdam 13.0 20.9
2 Utrecht 9.4 15.1
14 Vlissingen 16.8 27.0

South Netherlands

Total days with strong breezes and average wind speed in January
Days Place MPH KPH
3 Breda 10.3 16.6
4 Eindhoven 11.0 17.6
6 Maastricht 12.1 19.4
4 Uden 10.7 17.3
2 Venlo 8.7 14.0
Reference

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

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