Every cloud has a silver lining: today the sun is peeking through

If you felt as if we’d been mercilessly plunged back into winter yesterday, never fear. The worst day of the week is behind us and the weather is set to improve.

Yesterday was a chilly one with temperatures hovering around 17 degrees — practically freezing in contrast to last week’s sustained 30-degree weather.

However, Buienradar meteorologist Marc de Jong tells RTL Nieuws that these fluctuations are pretty normal for this time of year: “Summers in the Netherlands often have moments when it is very hot and dry and then very cool and wet again.”

Better for nature

According to De Jong, the weather that we are currently experiencing is better for nature than the heavy showers we’ve had over the past few days. This is because when it rains lightly throughout the day, the water has a chance to soak into the ground.

This rain is definitely worth it as it will keep the parks lovely and green for our picnics and BBQs.  

What happens next?

From today, the weather is set to improve — it will be a little drier, with patches of sun. After yesterday’s greyness, we’ll take it!

“Last week we were well above the average summertime temperatures and now we’re significantly below them,” De Jong says. Nevertheless, in the second half of the week, we are set to return to that average, with “temperatures around 21 degrees and lots of sunshine,” he adds.

After this chance to reset, we’ll all be welcoming back the sun with open arms and looking forward to our next beach day. After all, you need a little rain to fully appreciate the sunshine.

What’s your favourite thing to do on these cooler, rainier days? Tell us in the comments below!

Feature Image: DmitryRukhlenko/Depositphotos

Jen Lorimer 🇿🇼
An avid tea drinker, Jen was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She moved to Utrecht in 2017 to pursue her history degree. She loves people-watching, canoeing the Utrecht canals, and observing how the Dutch come alive in summer. Having been traumatised by a Dutch circle party, Jen wants to help equip other internationals with tips and tricks to survive and thrive in this wonderful flat country.


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