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Average Weather in Burgum Netherlands

In Burgum, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy; the winters are long, very cold, and mostly cloudy; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 70°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 80°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Burgum for warm-weather activities is from late June to late August.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 13 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 64°F. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average high of 70°F and low of 57°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 21 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is February 8, with an average low of 33°F and high of 41°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 in BurgumJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldcoldcoldcoolvery coldcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

West Vancouver, Canada (4,760 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Burgum (view comparison).

Clouds

In Burgum, 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 in Burgum begins around April 1 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around October 7. On July 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 7 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around April 1. On January 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 70% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 30% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in BurgumclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2257%Jul 2257%Jan 130%Jan 130%Apr 143%Apr 143%Oct 744%Oct 744%partly cloudymostly cloudyclearovercastmostly clear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 7.9 months, from June 12 to February 9, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on December 27.

The drier season lasts 4.1 months, from February 9 to June 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on April 24.

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 34% on November 3.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in BurgumwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 2737%Dec 2737%Apr 2421%Apr 2421%Jun 1229%Jun 1229%Feb 929%Feb 929%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. Burgum experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Burgum. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 16, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 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.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Burgum does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in BurgumJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 inJan 60.1 inJan 60.1 inJul 70.0 inJul 70.0 inDec 240.1 inDec 240.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Burgum varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 32 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 5:08 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 42 minutes later at 8:50 AM on December 30. The earliest sunset is at 4:17 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 49 minutes later at 10:07 PM on June 24.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Burgum during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in BurgumJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 175:08 AMJun 175:08 AM10:07 PMJun 2410:07 PMJun 24Dec 134:17 PMDec 134:17 PM8:50 AMDec 308:50 AMDec 30Mar 26DSTMar 26DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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 in Burgum, 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 in BurgumJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 280%Feb 280%Jul 174%Jul 174%drydryhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 in Burgum experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 9 to March 29, with average wind speeds of more than 14.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 17.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from March 29 to October 9. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 in Burgum varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 1.7 weeks, from April 24 to May 6, with a peak percentage of 28% on May 4. The wind is most often from the west for 5.0 months, from May 6 to October 5 and for 4.6 months, from December 6 to April 24, with a peak percentage of 46% on July 8. The wind is most often from the south for 2.0 months, from October 5 to December 6, with a peak percentage of 37% on October 31.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in BurgumWEWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastwestnorthsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 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

Burgum 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 3.0 months, from June 27 to September 29, 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 18 to April 10, with an average temperature below 45°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 20, with an average temperature of 40°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 in Burgum 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 Burgum for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Burgumbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.66.60.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Burgum 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 in BurgumJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468102.62.60.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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 in Burgum typically lasts for 7.1 months (217 days), from around April 11 to around November 14, rarely starting before March 18 or after May 1, and rarely ending before October 18 or after December 8.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Burgumgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1150%Apr 1150%Nov 1450%Nov 1490%May 190%May 190%Oct 1890%Oct 1810%Mar 1810%Mar 1810%Dec 810%Dec 80%Jan 190%Jan 19Jul 23100%Jul 23100%coldcoolfreezingvery coldcomfortablewarm
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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 in Burgum should appear around May 6, only rarely appearing before April 23 or after May 21.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in BurgumJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F200°F400°F600°F800°F1,000°F1,200°F1,400°F1,600°F1,800°FMay 690°FMay 690°FAug 1900°FAug 1900°FDec 311,660°FDec 311,660°F
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 3.6 months, from April 29 to August 15, 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 6.4 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from October 23 to February 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 0.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

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 Burgum are 53.192 deg latitude, 5.990 deg longitude, and -3 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Burgum is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 49 feet and an average elevation above sea level of -2 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (75 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (295 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Burgum is covered by grassland (75%) and artificial surfaces (19%), within 10 miles by grassland (81%) and artificial surfaces (12%), and within 50 miles by water (48%) and grassland (24%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Burgum, 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

There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Burgum.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Burgum according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Burgum is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Burgum and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Leeuwarden Air Base (61%, 16 kilometers, west); Awg-1 (19%, 34 kilometers, north); Groningen Airport Eelde (15%, 40 kilometers, east); and Lelystad Airport (4.7%, 87 kilometers, south).

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.