Leeuwarden Air Base

EHLW · Friesland, Netherlands

Climate Leeuwarden Air Base 2020-2024

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

Calculated from historical METAR data of Leeuwarden Air Base (EHLW) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 39.6 41 33 37 54 30
February 50.1 38 48 55 52
March 56.3 47 67 44 69
April 68.3 53 64 73 86
May 68.8 57 68 57 84
June 68.8 70 72 60 74
July 68.8 59 69 59 68
August 73.1 60 79 60 83
September 71.0 68 78 61 70
October 59.0 41 64 63 62
November 49.6 50 41 46 57
December 37.7 29 36 32 32
Average 60.1 40.7 51.7 62.8 56.7 67.6

26th best VFR conditions of Netherlands

VFR conditions during daylight period

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

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 74.5 82 74 76 83 58
February 79.6 73 85 74 88
March 84.5 75 84 88 96
April 90.8 81 91 98 97
May 91.6 86 91 93 98
June 90.6 91 95 79 90
July 91.7 88 92 86 89
August 94.8 93 96 94 98
September 90.5 93 93 94 85
October 85.0 78 84 85 88
November 75.5 82 70 69 77
December 64.3 61 67 54 63
Average 86.0 82.3 82.4 86.9 84.9 87.8

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

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

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 6.1 6 7 7 5 8
February 7.1 8 9 6 8
March 9.4 9 11 9 9
April 12.6 12 12 10 14
May 16.4 16 17 14 16
June 20.4 22 20 21 21
July 21.3 21 21 22 19
August 21.8 21 24 20 24
September 18.9 22 19 20 19
October 14.8 15 16 15 14
November 9.8 10 11 10 11
December 6.9 8 4 7 7
Average 12.9 5.9 14.2 14.5 13.0 14.2

13th highest temperature of Netherlands

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 1.8 2 3 3 0 4
February 1.6 2 3 0 4
March 2.5 3 2 2 3
April 4.1 4 4 2 4
May 7.7 8 8 7 6
June 11.9 12 11 12 13
July 13.4 14 13 15 12
August 13.8 13 14 14 15
September 11.2 13 11 12 11
October 9.2 10 10 9 9
November 4.8 5 5 6 5
December 2.7 4 -1 2 3
Average 6.4 1.5 7.6 7.2 6.7 7.3

9th lowest temperature of Netherlands

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 18.7 22 25 13 17 20
February 19.1 12 35 15 32
March 15.9 28 13 11 7
April 10.5 16 17 12 4
May 8.9 10 15 18 3
June 10.2 8 17 6 12
July 12.8 27 12 8 16
August 11.3 15 8 14 11
September 15.5 16 29 6 9
October 19.8 32 15 17 19
November 24.6 50 22 13 10
December 21.5 25 22 19 23
Average 15.0 22.1 21.3 17.4 12.2 12.6

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 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 11.6 12 13 12 10 12
February 12.4 11 17 10 16
March 11.8 13 9 12 13
April 10.8 11 13 11 10
May 9.5 9 10 10 10
June 8.9 9 9 8 9
July 9.2 11 9 8 9
August 8.8 9 8 10 9
September 8.5 8 8 8 8
October 10.5 11 10 10 11
November 9.9 12 10 9 10
December 10.3 12 8 10 9
Average 10.1 11.8 10.6 10.0 9.5 10.3

13th highest wind speed of Netherlands

Average wind speed

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

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 242° 231° 262° 234° 224°
February 270° 243° 137° 233°
March 237° 079° 264° 221°
April 007° 303° 348° 036°
May 013° 272° 261° 328°
June 352° 270° 347° 274°
July 244° 286° 295° 257°
August 264° 347° 291° 240°
September 200° 288° 237° 228°
October 223° 210° 211° 200°
November 215° 184° 238° 206°
December 244° 160° 210° 179°

Prevailing wind direction

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