In terms of weather, June is a good month to visit Amsterdam.
Overall you can expect quite a bit of sunshine, with lots of blue skies and a normal average temperature of 15° C (59° F) — and daytime highs of 19-20° C (66.2-68° F).
Mind you, the Dutch grew up with this more of less standard weather forecast for this time of the year: In the morning sunshine and here and there’ some rain; in the afternoon sunshine with now and then a shower. (A brilliant forecast, right?)
Fortunately the rain showers tend to be rather short and scattered.
As for the sunny part, it is rare that you see a completely blue sky, because the sun often has to compete with — for the most part — cumulus clouds.
We’ve had a so-so month of May: summer-like weather at the beginning of the month; more clouds and rain — and lower temperatures — in the middle, and slightly warmer in the last days.
Wednesday (1) Mostly cloudy but with sunny intervals. It should remain dry, with a temperature around 20X° Celsius (68° Fahrenheit) from the later morning till mid-afternoon. Then the temperature drops to about 17° Celsius (62.6° Fahrenheit)
Long term forecast, Thursday June 2 through Thursday June 9: Fairly high probability (60%) of fairly warm weather with regular sunshine, but also a few (thunder) storms.
There is a 40% chance of changeable weather conditions with temperatures around or below the long term average.
I’m writing this in May. There is a 30% chance of continued changeable weather and about 70% chance that we’ll see a transition to dry weather. Afternoon temperatures will be around long-term averages.
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Normal lows and high in June:
1-10: 10.6 / 19.4° Celsius (51.08 / 66.92° Fahrenheit)
11-20: 10.8 / 19.2° Celsius (51.44 / 66.56° Fahrenheit)
21-30: 11.7 / 20.3° Celsius (53.06 / 68.54° Fahrenheit)
We update this Amsterdam Weather in June information throughout the month..
Amsterdam Weather Facts: June
• Average lows: 10° C (50° F)
• Average highs: 20° C (68° F)
Sunrise & Sunset
• June 1 – 5:25 a.m. / 9:21 p.m
• June 30 – 5:22 a.m. / 22:06 p.m.
• Average: 73 mm (2.9 inches) in 72 hours
What to wear in Amsterdam in June
For the most past it’s shorts and T-shirts weather — or, as the case may be, skirts and tops or summer dresses. Short sleeves!
Jeans, light slacks, or — if you tend to be on the cold side — light sweats are fine, too, especially at night.
As always you should plan for a mix of weather: lots of sunshine interspersed with (brief) showers and/or overcast days.
Don’t go overboard with the rain gear. The weather is mild, even when it rains and/or is overcast. If thundershowers are in the forecast it can be muggy as well.
You’ll just have to play it by ear. If it looks like it’s going to rain for quite some time, visit a museum and/or catch a movie. If only showers are expected, enjoy the outdoors and pop into a pub, coffeeshop (or coffee house) or an eatery for a while.
Just remember: your pictures will have the bluest skies when you shoot them while standing with your back turned toward the sun. Otherwise the sky tends to come out rather white.
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