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The Weather and Climate in Netherlands

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Bordered by the North Sea and the countries of Belgium and Germany, the country of Netherlands enjoys a maritime climate characterized by cool summers, mild winters, and year-round precipitation.

The weather is quite varied in the country, and the difference can be seen in the coastal areas as compared with that of the inland areas. The coastal areas receive the lowest amount of rainfall for the entire year and experience the mildest and most temperate climate all year-round. However, summers in the coast are typically hotter and more humid especially in the mid-day. On the other hand, the inland areas experience varied weather from day to day, year to year. As there are dominantly lowland areas in the Netherlands, with some hills in the South and reclaimed areas from previous bodies of water, weather varies from being just right to a bit higher, though extreme weather conditions are rarely felt in the country.

The country is well-known for its heavy clouds. It remains cloudy all day and people in Netherlands see small amount of sunshine (average of 2 hours in winter and 7 hours in summer) with almost 3/5 of the day being cloudy. In addition to that, rainfall does not escape the skies of Netherlands as rainfall occurs every day and is to be expected all year round, even in the summer.

It is best to visit the Netherlands in springtime (May) when the bulb flowers are in bloom. Flowers like daffodils bloom as early as April, but the country is quite known for its bulb flowers and you know you would not want to miss the tulips.

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