Average October Wind Speeds in the Netherlands





The tables below give the average wind speed and the number of days with strong winds in October 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 October
Days Place MPH KPH
3 Groningen 9.4 15.1
4 Leeuwarden 10.7 17.3
4 Oldambt 11.4 18.4

East Netherlands

October wind speed averages
Days Place MPH KPH
1 Arnhem 8.9 14.4
1 Berkelland 7.4 11.9
1 Enschede 7.6 12.2
4 Lelystad 10.5 16.9
3 Lingewaal 8.9 14.4
Noordoostpolder 9.4 15.1

West Netherlands

Wind speed averages for October
Days Place MPH KPH
1 Amersfoort 8.1 13.0
5 Amsterdam 11.4 18.4
8 Den Helder 13.4 21.6
3 Goes 10.5 16.9
14 Hook of Holland 17.2 27.7
16 IJmuiden 18.1 29.2
5 Katwijk 11.4 18.4
3 Lopik 9.6 15.5
4 Rotterdam 10.5 16.9
0 Utrecht 7.4 11.9
10 Vlissingen 15.0 24.1

South Netherlands

Total days with strong breezes and average wind speed in October
Days Place MPH KPH
1 Breda 8.5 13.7
2 Eindhoven 8.7 14.0
3 Maastricht 9.8 15.8
2 Uden 8.5 13.7
0 Venlo 7.2 11.5
Reference

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

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