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The climate of Urk (the Netherlands)
The former island of Urk has been a village and a municipality in the province of Flevoland since the Zuiderzee was impolderd. Urk is one of the most religious municipalities in the Netherlands. Bear in mind that most public places will be closed on Sundays and Christian holidays. Urk has the largest fishing fleet in the Netherlands. Most of the people from Urk work in the fishing industry. There is a monument in the harbor with the names of all the fishermen who have been lost at sea. Urk has a moderate maritime climate influenced by the Ijsselmeer (Lake Ijssel) and the warm Gulf Stream. Winters are cold with temperatures just above freezing point. Extremes in temperatures do occur; during the winter of 1963 the Ijsselmeer was completely frozen. Summers are pleasantly warm with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius.

 

Climate information
The data below is based on registered weather data and applies to Urk:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 5 0 2 19 3
February 5 0 3 12 2
March 8 2 4 15 3
April 12 4 5 13 6
May 16 8 7 14 11
June 19 10 7 13 15
July 21 12 6 14 19
August 21 12 6 14 20
September 18 10 4 16 18
October 14 7 3 17 14
November 9 3 2 18 10
December 6 1 1 19 5
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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