Location: Meppel (Drenthe, the Netherlands)
posted 5 years ago
Is all the cold there, in Canada, now? It is not here. Though winter is never very cold here in the Netherlands, January is supposed to be real winter, with below zero (Celsius) temperatures. But now it's 8 degrees (above 0 Celsius). Yesterday there was a strong wind, almost like a 'tropical storm', not with really tropical temperatures, but feeling warmer than normal for January in the Netherlands.
Talking about the weather here: in general it's very cloudy and rainy all year round. July and August in most years are a little less rainy, autumn is the most rainy season, and starting halfway December, until February normally there's snow instead of rain.
But the weather is unpredictable here. There can be snow even in May, or rain during all summer. So this 'warm' weather now is not very unusual for the climate here.
The climate in the Netherlands is very much influenced by the 'Gulf Stream', that flows from the Caribbean over the Atlantic Ocean, then into the North Sea (between England and the Netherlands) and from there up to the North, along the coast of Norway.
If (or when?) climate change (global warming) changes the ocean currents ... what about our weather?
"Also, just as you want men to do to you, do the same way to them" (Luke 6:31)