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Average Weather at Volkel Airport Netherlands

At Volkel Airport, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 74°F and is rarely below 19°F or above 85°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Volkel Airport for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 2 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 67°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 74°F and low of 55°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 18 to March 9, with an average daily high temperature below 48°F. The coldest day of the year is February 7, with an average low of 32°F and high of 42°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature at Volkel AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Burnaby, Canada (4,844 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Volkel Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Volkel Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Volkel Airport begins around March 25 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around October 12. On July 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 56% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 44% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 12 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around March 25. On December 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 73% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 28% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Volkel AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2256%Jul 2256%Dec 2628%Dec 2628%Mar 2542%Mar 2542%Oct 1242%Oct 1242%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Volkel Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.5 months, from May 21 to February 5, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on December 23.

The drier season lasts 3.5 months, from February 5 to May 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on April 16.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 33% on December 23.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Volkel AirportwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 2336%Dec 2336%Apr 1622%Apr 1622%Feb 529%Feb 529%rainmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Volkel Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Volkel Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 28, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.

The least rain falls around April 19, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day at Volkel Airport varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 48 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Volkel AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 10 minMar 2012 hr, 10 minMar 2016 hr, 40 minJun 2116 hr, 40 minJun 2112 hr, 13 minSep 2312 hr, 13 minSep 237 hr, 48 minDec 217 hr, 48 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:18 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 25 minutes later at 8:43 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:27 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 32 minutes later at 9:59 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Volkel Airport during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Volkel AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 175:18 AMJun 175:18 AM9:59 PMJun 259:59 PMJun 25Dec 134:27 PMDec 134:27 PM8:43 AMDec 318:43 AMDec 31Mar 25DSTMar 25DSTDSTOct 28DSTOct 28daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level at Volkel Airport, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 2% of 2% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Volkel AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 20%Mar 20%Jul 244%Jul 244%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Volkel Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 17 to April 6, with average wind speeds of more than 10.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 6 to October 17. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Volkel AirportwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mphJan 1712.6 mphJan 1712.6 mphAug 48.4 mphAug 48.4 mphOct 1710.5 mphOct 1710.5 mphApr 610.5 mphApr 610.5 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Volkel Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 8.5 months, from January 17 to October 1 and for 2.0 weeks, from December 17 to December 31, with a peak percentage of 46% on July 3. The wind is most often from the south for 2.5 months, from October 1 to December 17 and for 2.4 weeks, from December 31 to January 17, with a peak percentage of 41% on October 31.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Volkel AirportSWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Volkel Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.1 months, from June 27 to September 30, with an average temperature above 60°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 14, with an average temperature of 65°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.8 months, from December 17 to April 9, with an average temperature below 46°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 14, with an average temperature of 41°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Volkel Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Volkel Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Volkel Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.76.70.10.1precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Volkel Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Volkel AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468103.63.60.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season at Volkel Airport typically lasts for 6.6 months (200 days), from around April 17 to around November 3, rarely starting before March 28 or after May 5, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 29.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Volkel Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1750%Apr 1750%Nov 350%Nov 390%May 590%May 590%Oct 1290%Oct 1210%Mar 2810%Mar 2810%Nov 2910%Nov 290%Jan 290%Jan 29Jul 26100%Jul 26100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Volkel Airport should appear around April 22, only rarely appearing before April 9 or after May 5.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from April 28 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 6.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from October 26 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 0.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Volkel AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJun 266.3 kWhJun 266.3 kWhDec 230.6 kWhDec 230.6 kWhApr 285.2 kWhApr 285.2 kWhAug 185.2 kWhAug 185.2 kWhOct 261.7 kWhOct 261.7 kWhFeb 191.7 kWhFeb 191.7 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Volkel Airport are 51.656 deg latitude, 5.709 deg longitude, and 62 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Volkel Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 56 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 66 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (135 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (686 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Volkel Airport is covered by cropland (74%) and artificial surfaces (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (67%) and trees (12%), and within 50 miles by cropland (41%) and grassland (21%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Volkel Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

Volkel Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Eindhoven Airport, Deelen Air Base, Laarbruch, Kleine Brogel Air Base, Kalkar, RAF Bruggen, Soesterberg Air Base, and De Bilt.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.