Unsurprisingly rainy week ahead for the Netherlands

Exciting times! The Netherlands will have a mostly rain-filled week, in contrast to that one time in 1990 that the sun peeked through the clouds.

Rain, rain, go away

Today you can expect a very grey sky, with a couple of clear spells. These won’t last long, however, because it’s the Netherlands (and also there’s quite a bit of humidity in the air, and not much wind to move it along). The north of the country will experience the most rain today. As we’ve already seen, there was some drizzle this morning during the rush hour, which caused delays. You can expect the same again during the evening rush today.

Tomorrow will be rainy, but when you least expect it

Wednesday will be changeable, by which we mean there will be more rain, but it will come at the worst possible moment in your day. There shouldn’t be a lot of wind, so that’s something, but there will also not be a lot of sun. Basically, it’ll be grey, and a little colder than the start of the week, with afternoon temperatures between 9 and 11 degrees. Even though this sounds very grim and dull, there are ways to enjoy the Dutch winter weather. Most of them involve staying inside, but still.

Colder weekend in store

From Thursday onwards, your hands will go numb when you bike, so remember your gloves, or prepare to hold back tears as you cycle into work. The temperature will gradually go down as the week comes to an end, with the highest possible temperature this weekend coming in at a balmy, tropical, desert-like 8 degrees. Nighttimes will hit about 2 degrees. And, uh, there’ll still be rain.

Excited about the weather ahead of you this week? Or want to chat to us in the comments below about how tragic it all is? Go ahead, let it all *pour* out. 

Feature image: Pexels/Pixabay

Ailish Lalor
Ailish was born in Sydney, Australia, but grew up by a forest in south-east Ireland, which she has attempted to replace with a living room filled with plants in The Hague. Besides catering to her army of pannenkoekenplantjes, Ailish spends her days convincing her friends that all food is better slightly burnt, plotting ways to hang out with dogs and cats, and of course, writing for DutchReview.


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