The climate of Ameland (the Netherlands)
Ameland is one of the West Frisian Islands. Ameland is, counted from
the west, the fourth inhabited Dutch island. The most important
villages on the island are Hollum, Ballum, Nes and Buren. During the
17th and 18th centuries the main source of income was whale hunting.
Nowadays the main source of income is tourism. Tourists come here to
enjoy the scenery and the peace and quiet. The island can be reached
by ferry from Holwerd. On the island itself you depend on the bus,
taxi or bicycle for transportation. You may bring your car to Ameland
but this is very expensive. Ameland has a sea climate strongly
influenced by the wind. Clouds dissolve rapidly; Ameland doesnít get
much rain. During the autumn and winter the weather may be very bleak.
During the autumn the warm sea causes a lot of rainfall. During the
summer it is more pleasant here on warm days than in other places in
the Netherlands because of a cooling sea breeze.
The data below is based on registered weather data and applies to
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extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
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