This autumn has actually been the sunniest autumn ever. According to NOS and Weerplaza it was also the 4th driest autumn since the beginning of the last century (it was half a degree warmer than average) – that’s pretty impressive.
Sunny and dry autumn for the Netherlands
It’s true though – we haven’t been complaining about the rain too much, mainly because we’ve barely had any (she says as it’s currently pouring with rain outside). But no, you can definitely sense the global warming changes, as it’s been a weird ol’ year for weather in the Netherlands and truthfully, it really hasn’t rained all that much. This autumn it actually rained half as much as normal. Rotterdam was actually the wettest city in the Netherlands, but it still rained a lot less than average.
Wet puppers are the thing of the past…
It’s been sunnier than ever, with 455 sun shine hours this year (from 1st Sept – 1st Dec), in comparison to the original record of 448 hours in 1959. The average temperature was 11.2 degrees, with the usual being only 10.6.
It’s expected that this will be the norm over the next few years as global temperatures rise on average. So I guess we’ll see what this winter has in store for us now.
What do you think about these weather changes? Let us know in the comments!