Winter, from December through February, is chilly but not freezing, with daily average temperatures of approximately 3 degrees Celsius (37 degrees Fahrenheit), that is, near freezing (0 degrees Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit) at night and around 6 degrees Celsius (43 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day. Snowfall is common from November through March.
The main season for winter sports is between early January and late March. Skiers and snowboarders head for the hills surrounding Amsterdam and other large cities. Cross-country skiing is popular too. Ice skating is a favorite pastime for those living in smaller towns where there is no major ski resort nearby.
In addition to its many canals, Amsterdam has several parks and recreational areas where you can go hiking, biking, or rollerblading. There are also public swimming pools in every neighborhood where you can go swim if you do not have a pool at home.
Amsterdam has a vibrant food scene, with a variety of restaurants offering international cuisine as well as Dutch dishes. There are also plenty of coffee shops where you can get a fresh cup of joe.
If you want to see real winter weather, then you should go to The Netherlands. Amsterdammers love their water, so it's not unusual to see people ice skate on canals even in summer.
Our coldest months are the winter months (December, January, and February). The days are brief, and temperatures range from 0 to 8 degrees Celsius. A couple days of snow are possibly possible. Early December has been known to have some of the hardest gales of the year. Late February to early March are usually very wet.
The average annual temperature in Wales is 10 degrees Celsius. This is not very different from the global average of 10 degrees Celsius. Summer here is long and hot, with an average of 17 hours of sunshine a day. There are relatively few rainstorms, but they can be intense. Autumn and spring are the seasonings: warm, with lots of flowers.
Wales is part of the United Kingdom. The government there is called the Welsh Assembly. The country is divided into four countries: Wales, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. These names have nothing to do with the language you speak or where you live - they're just names given to them by people who lived there long ago.
Welsh is a language spoken by many people in Wales. It's also spoken by some people in the United States and Canada. Though it's one of the official languages of Wales, only about 15% of the population speaks it. Most people in Wales speak English instead.
In terms of culture, people in Wales tend to be close-knit and friendly.
Many people visit Switzerland for winter activities (December–February), notably in the Alps around Christmas and New Year's, when the nation experiences its coldest and snowiest weather. Temperatures in January and February range from -2 degrees Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit) to a more comfortable 7 degrees Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit). Rain or not, snow or not, ice or not: it doesn't matter, because under such conditions even outdoor activities like skiing or snowboarding are possible.
The Swiss enjoy their winter seasons and participate in large numbers in many of the annual events that mark them: the cross-country skiing Marathon de Ferme, the skating Festival of Ice, and the climbing Mount Rigi all take place in or around Christmastime. In summer, visitors can enjoy the country's beautiful lakes and mountains, which include national parks, as well as its major cities (such as Geneva, Zurich, Bern, Milan, and Rome).
Switzerland has four main language groups: German (in the west), French (in the east), Italian (in the south), and Romansh (in the center and the north). However, most inhabitants speak both German and French, often mixing the two languages. You will also find communities of Italians and Romansh speakers living among the Germans and French.
In general, people in Switzerland are very friendly and welcoming, and they appreciate guests who want to learn about their culture.
Temperatures in the coldest months range from 28 degrees Fahrenheit to 45 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 degrees C to 7 degrees C). Spring begins frigid, with temperatures about 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius), then gradually warms and brightens. Summer temperatures reach up to 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), but night time temperatures can fall below zero degrees F (–18 degrees C). Autumn is cool to cold, with temperatures ranging from 55 degrees F to 70 degrees F (13 degrees C to 21 degrees C). Winter has relatively mild days, with temperatures ranging from 42 degrees F to 54 degrees F (5 degrees C to 12 degrees C). The best times to visit are spring and autumn.
The average annual rainfall is 40 inches (1 00 cm), more than enough for most of Europe's largest cities. However, due to swamps and lakes, Zurich is classified as a humid continental climate. Winters are long and cold, while summers are short and warm.
Zurich is known for its severe winters. Nighttime temperatures usually drop below freezing, and daytime temperatures rarely rise above 60 degrees F (15 degrees C). Although snowfall is common, ice storms are not uncommon when low temperatures combine with heavy snowfall. Public transportation stops during winter, so a private driver is recommended. Driving laws require that vehicles have current license plates and display headlights at all times.