Wet

Amsterdam’s climate is not dry, so the average rainfall is enough. This summer hasn’t been average. Here are the graphs showing daily rainfall from KNMI (Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute), note that three days in this period were off the scale.

June
Total rainfall;
114 mm, 66 hours
Average rainfall;
66 mm, 43 hours
July
Total rainfall;
179 mm, 96 hours
Average rainfall;
81 mm, 40 hours
August
Total rainfall;
96 mm, 62 hours
Average rainfall;
73 mm, 38 hours
Record Rain
Summer 2011 is officially the wetest since 1906.Apparently we’ve never had so much rain in June, July, August since records began in 1906.

No wonder my feet are webbed.

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