Amsterdam weather in June

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).

Brouwersgracht, basking in the kind of weather than makes Amsterdam look at its best

Brouwersgracht, basking in the kind of weather than makes Amsterdam look at its best

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.

Amsterdam Weather forecast ©

Update: June 27, 2016

Tuesday (28) Cloudy, with some early morning partial sun or sunny spells. It gets cloudier as the morning progresses, and we can expect scattered, light rain showers between the late morning and the late afternoon. Today’s high temperature of 19° Celsius (66.2° Fahrenheit) will hang around for most of the afternoon.

Wednesday (29) Cloudy to very cloudy, with the possibility of scattered, light rain throughout the day. Mind you, two forecasters foresee no rain at all, and another says the light showers will only occur around 11 am and 5 pm. Afternoon high: 16° Celsius (60.8° Fahrenheit)

Thursday (30) Cloudy, with some partial sun — and scattered, light rain — in the afternoon. Pretty much 16° Celsius (60.8° Fahrenheit) throughout the day, with a high of about 19° Celsius (66.2° Fahrenheit) around 6pm, owing to some partial sun or sunny spells in the early evening.

Long term forecast: See July weather.


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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)

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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!
Amsterdam: girl, bike, summer dress
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.

When it’s sunny and the skies are blue, you can take fantastic photos in Amsterdam.

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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