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.
Sunny, dry and very hot summer weather through Thursday. Later on Thursday or in the night from Thursday to Friday a possibility of a thunderstorm. From Friday cooler and at times some rain, but still enough room for the sun. After the weekend it might be a little warmer again.
Tuesday (20) Sunny intervals, along with an afternoon high temperature of 26° Celsius (78.8° Fahrenheit). No rain, but the relative humidity of 40-60% will make it feel at least a few degrees warmer.
Wednesday (21) Sunny intervals. No rain. Afternoon high around 25° Celsius (77° Fahrenheit).
Thursday (22) Sunny intervals, though some weather forecast services call for some cloudy periods. No rain, say most of them, though one meteorologist thinks we could have a thunderstorm at some time during the afternoon. Most forecasters say that if it happens at all, it will most likely happen during the night. Anyway, expect a high temperature of about 27° Celsius (80.6° Fahrenheit) during the entire afternoon.
Friday (23) Partly sunny according to some, or sunny intervals according to others. Most foresee a bit more clouds than sun, along with a mid-day high temperature of 23° Celsius (73.4° Fahrenheit).
Saturday (24) Overcast, with sunny intervals in the late afternoon. Possibly some intermittent showers of drizzle or light rain during the morning and/or early afternoon. Late afternoon high temperature around 19° Celsius (66.2° Fahrenheit).
Sunday (25) Overcast in the morning, giving way to sunny intervals in the afternoon. No rain. Late-afternoon and early evening high about 24° Celsius 75.2° Fahrenheit).
Monday (26) Partly sunny or sunny intervals, along with cloudy and/or overcast periods. Rain showers possible during the morning and early afternoon. Most forecasts call for an afternoon high of 25° Celsius (77° Fahrenheit), but two weather professionals say it will be closer to 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit).
Long-range forecast: Tuesday June 27 through Tuesday July 4: Initially, a small chance (about 20%) of warmer weather with summer-like temperatures, but also a high chance (about 80%) of a transition to a variable weather pattern with occasional rain and temperatures around the long-term average.
Amsterdam is extremely crowded during June, July and August. Get tickets for museums, tours, public transport ahead of time.
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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