The sun shines in Oudeschild more often than in the rest of the Netherlands. On average, Texel has no fewer than 2,046 hours of sun per year, compared to the east of this country, where everyone must get by on about 1,500 sun hours.
The difference is particularly noticeable in spring and early summer. The relatively cool water of the sea around Texel means that fewer clouds build up over the island in the springtime. Often, you might be enjoying the sunshine on one of Texel’s beaches, while “across the water”, the sun is hidden by cloud. Thanks to our webcams, you can check the weather on Texel at any time of the day!,