The best times to visit Wadden Islands for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Wadden Islands Travel Info

Weather in Wadden Islands

Temperature

Average temperatures in Wadden Islands vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Wadden Islands, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 70.4°F (21.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.4°F (13.6°C) at night.

Wadden Islands Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Wadden Islands Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Wadden Islands Perceived Temperature (F)

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Wadden Islands Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Wadden Islands Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan41.738.634.7
Feb41.237.933.9
Mar46.84236.7
Apr54.147.941.1
May59.153.146.2
Jun64.358.251.2
Jul69.16356.1
Aug6963.155.9
Sep63.858.552.3
Oct56.652.246.7
Nov49.24641.7
Dec43.640.436.3

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan5.43.71.5
Feb5.13.31.1
Mar8.25.62.6
Apr12.38.85.1
May15.111.77.9
Jun17.914.610.7
Jul20.617.213.4
Aug20.617.313.3
Sep17.714.711.3
Oct13.711.28.2
Nov9.67.85.4
Dec6.44.72.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Wadden Islands are April, March, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Wadden Islands? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Wadden Islands.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Wadden Islands (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan33%02.9
Feb24%01.7
Mar17%01.6
Apr10%00.9
May20%02.1
Jun19%02.2
Jul28%03.3
Aug30%03.7
Sep27%03.1
Oct30%02.9
Nov34%03.1
Dec37%03.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan3307.4
Feb2404.3
Mar1704.1
Apr1002.3
May2005.3
Jun1905.6
Jul2808.4
Aug3009.4
Sep2707.9
Oct3007.4
Nov3407.9
Dec3709.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Wadden Islands has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (74% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (84.8%).

Wind in Wadden Islands is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 14.8 knots (17 MPH or 27.4 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 23.1 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Wadden Islands.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan14.8Significant breeze20.8Strong breeze
Feb13Significant breeze18.7Strong breeze
Mar12.9Significant breeze18.3Strong breeze
Apr11.1Significant breeze16.4Significant breeze
May11.8Significant breeze17.3Strong breeze
Jun10.9Gentle breeze16Significant breeze
Jul11.2Significant breeze16.7Strong breeze
Aug11Significant breeze16.7Significant breeze
Sep11.6Significant breeze16.8Strong breeze
Oct12.2Significant breeze17.9Strong breeze
Nov13.4Significant breeze19.7Strong breeze
Dec14.6Significant breeze21Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan84.8%
Feb84.6%
Mar80.6%
Apr77.5%
May74%
Jun75%
Jul75.7%
Aug75.8%
Sep78.3%
Oct80.7%
Nov83.9%
Dec83.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Wadden Islands?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for the Netherlands; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Wadden Islands, the Netherlands is July, followed by March and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Wadden Islands in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 34.1 in December means 34.1% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Wadden Islands Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 61.5°F (16.4°C) and 44.3°F (6.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Wadden Islands, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 65.7°F (18.7°C) and 45.1°F (7.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 8 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Wadden Islands to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 45°F (7.2°C) and 39.6°F (4.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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