Drachten Airfield

EHDR · Friesland, The Netherlands

Statistics Drachten Airfield 2019-2022

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Leeuwarden Air Base (EHLW) between 2019 and 2022.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 41.4 37 54 30 42
February 53.9 48 55 52 56
March 59.1 67 44 69 50
April 72.2 64 73 86 82
May 71.6 68 57 84 68
June 68.5 72 60 74 74
July 71.5 69 59 68 72
August 76.7 79 60 83 79
September 71.7 78 61 70 70
October 64.5 64 63 62 70
November 49.6 41 46 57 54
December 40.4 36 32 32 62
Average 64.8 62.8 56.7 67.6 66.9

26th best VFR conditions of The Netherlands

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 8 km or more
  • Ceiling: 3,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 72.6 76 83 58 71
February 81.7 85 74 88 73
March 87.4 84 88 96 87
April 93.2 91 98 97 93
May 93.0 91 93 98 87
June 90.5 95 79 90 94
July 92.7 92 86 89 96
August 95.2 96 94 98 94
September 89.9 93 94 85 83
October 87.0 84 85 88 89
November 73.9 70 69 77 76
December 65.4 67 54 63 84
Average 87.3 86.9 84.9 87.8 87.3

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 5 km or more
  • Ceiling: 1,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 6.0 7 5 8 5
February 6.8 9 6 8 9
March 9.5 11 9 9 10
April 12.7 12 10 14 15
May 16.5 17 14 16 15
June 20.1 20 21 21 21
July 21.3 21 22 19 22
August 22.0 24 20 24 22
September 18.4 19 20 19 18
October 14.8 16 15 14 14
November 9.8 11 10 11 9
December 6.7 4 7 7 8
Average 13.8 14.5 13.0 14.2 13.9

13th highest temperature of The Netherlands

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 1.7 3 0 4 1
February 1.5 3 0 4 3
March 2.4 2 2 3 4
April 4.2 4 2 4 5
May 7.7 8 7 6 7
June 12.0 11 12 13 12
July 13.4 13 15 12 14
August 13.9 14 14 15 14
September 11.0 11 12 11 11
October 9.1 10 9 9 8
November 4.8 5 6 5 4
December 2.5 -1 2 3 4
Average 7.1 7.2 6.7 7.3 7.2

9th lowest temperature of The Netherlands

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 16.1 13 17 20 18
February 21.3 35 15 32 10
March 12.4 13 11 7 25
April 9.3 17 12 4 3
May 8.8 15 18 3 6
June 10.7 17 6 12 9
July 9.0 12 8 16 7
August 10.4 8 14 11 13
September 15.3 29 6 9 13
October 16.1 15 17 19 16
November 17.5 22 13 10 16
December 20.4 22 19 23 11
Average 12.7 17.4 12.2 12.6 11.4

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 11.1 12 10 12 12
February 12.9 17 10 16 10
March 11.4 9 12 13 14
April 10.8 13 11 10 10
May 9.6 10 10 10 10
June 8.8 9 8 9 9
July 8.7 9 8 9 9
August 8.7 8 10 9 9
September 8.8 8 8 8 10
October 10.3 10 10 11 10
November 9.5 10 9 10 9
December 9.7 8 10 9 10
Average 9.8 10.0 9.5 10.3 10.0

13th highest wind speed of The Netherlands

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 262° 234° 224° 287°
February 243° 137° 233° 218°
March 079° 264° 221° 260°
April 303° 348° 036° 079°
May 272° 261° 328° 312°
June 270° 347° 274° 236°
July 286° 295° 257° 285°
August 347° 291° 240° 229°
September 288° 237° 228° 249°
October 210° 211° 200° 199°
November 184° 238° 206° 168°
December 160° 210° 179° 210°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

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