Climate in Groningen

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from three measuring weather stations in Groningen.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Groningen is the coldest region in the Netherlands with an average high temperature of only 13°C. The climate widely corresponds to Central European weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening during a year. It rarely gets really warm here. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Groningen
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 8 hours per day, May is the sunniest month in the province of Groningen. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Groningen
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 14 rainy days, December offers the most number of rainy days, and in April the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Groningen
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.2 mm, the least rain falls in April. August, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Map of Groningen

Most important cities in the province »Groningen«

CityPopulationGeo position
Groningen200,33653° 13' 9"N6° 34' 0"E
Delfzijl28,64953° 19' 48"N6° 55' 5"E
Veendam28,15553° 6' 24"N6° 52' 45"E
Hoogezand21,48053° 9' 42"N6° 45' 40"E
Stadskanaal20,00052° 59' 22"N6° 57' 1"E
Leek19,65153° 9' 45"N6° 22' 35"E
Haren19,08853° 10' 20"N6° 36' 34"E
Winschoten18,50653° 8' 39"N7° 2' 5"E
Vlagtwedde17,28653° 1' 39"N7° 6' 30"E
Slochteren14,69653° 13' 15"N6° 48' 20"E
Winsum14,31053° 19' 48"N6° 31' 15"E
Oude Pekela13,38653° 6' 15"N7° 0' 35"E
Appingedam12,36453° 19' 18"N6° 51' 30"E
Grootegast11,62353° 12' 45"N6° 16' 25"E
Ulrum11,24053° 21' 33"N6° 19' 60"E
Bedum10,75053° 18' 3"N6° 36' 10"E
Sappemeer8,29853° 9' 51"N6° 47' 25"E
Zuidhorn6,55953° 14' 48"N6° 24' 10"E
Grijpskerk2,80953° 15' 45"N6° 18' 30"E
Aduard2,36053° 15' 24"N6° 27' 35"E
Oldehove1,64853° 18' 12"N6° 23' 45"E
Noordhorn1,58453° 15' 42"N6° 23' 45"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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