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Country meta data

  NETHERLANDS


Availability of station meta data

Out of 407 stations,

- all stations have coordinates

- all stations have elevation

- 64 stations have a description of land use

- 37 stations have a specified soil type

- 29 stations have a surface cover description

- 56 stations have additional remarks

- 357 stations have a picture of the measurement location

Available series

An overview of all available daily series for stations in NETHERLANDS can be found in the Data dictionary.

Participants who provided data for this country

Name

Affiliation

City, country

# Series

Albert Klein Tank

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

De Bilt, Netherlands

98 %

Bert Heusinkveld

Wageningen University & Research centre

Wageningen, Netherlands

2 %

Record highs and lows

Lowest minimum temperature

27 Jan 1942

   Soesterberg

-24.7

°C

Highest minimum temperature

19 Aug 2012

   Maastricht

23.1

°C

Lowest maximum temperature

26 Jan 1942

   Eelde

-13.3

°C

Highest maximum temperature

2 Jul 2015

   Maastricht

38.2

°C

Highest precipitation amount

19 Jul 2015

   Wageningen - Veenkampen

190.6

mm

Homogeneity test results

The table below shows the number of stations classified as either "Useful" or "Doubtful" (left number) in relation to the total number of station series having sufficient data (right number) for segments of the blended series at each station within fixed time periods. A description of the homogeneity tests that have been applied is given in Project Info > ATBD.

Cloud cover

Precipitation

Pressure

Temperature

Humidity

Wind

Sunshine

1851-2016

39 / 76

2 / 2

1901-1950

95 / 98

10 / 10

1 / 10

1 / 9

4 / 10

2 / 9

1901-2016

109 / 133

9 / 9

0 / 9

1 / 8

0 / 9

0 / 8

1951-1978

12 / 12

362 / 362

18 / 18

10 / 17

9 / 10

7 / 17

12 / 12

1951-2016

12 / 14

360 / 367

19 / 19

5 / 21

3 / 12

3 / 20

0 / 14

1979-2016

14 / 14

344 / 371

21 / 21

16 / 26

13 / 21

10 / 32

0 / 17

Extreme events affecting NETHERLANDS

- Severe winter storms in Western Europe, Winter 1999

- Heat wave in Central and Western Europe, Summer 2003

- Snow in Western Europe, Winter 2004

- Mild winter of 2007

- Severe winter storm in Europe: Kyrill, Winter 2007

- Cold in Central and Western Europe, Winter 2009

- Cold in Europe, Winter 2010

- Severe winter storm in Europe: Xynthia, Winter 2010

Feedback and contact information

ECA&D Project Team
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

P.O. Box 201
3730 AE De Bilt
The Netherlands
e-mail: eca@knmi.nl
fax: + 31 30 2204614