Hottest 25 August on record and the warm weather is here to stay!

Yesterday was the hottest 25 August ever recorded in the Netherlands since measurements first began in 1901 and temperatures reached 31.3 degrees in De Bilt. The hot weather is here to stay and a heatwave will be officially declared by Wednesday. 

Two national heat waves in a year is quite rare given it has only happened three times in 1941, 2006 and 2018. However, the 2018 summer in the Netherlands was still far better than this years as 55 summer days were counted last year compared to 24 which have occurred this year. A “summer day” is declared when a minimum of 25 degrees is reached.

Today and tomorrow the temperatures will stick above 30 degrees around most of the country. Wednesday will be warm during the day but by the afternoon, clouds will develop with the possibility of a thunderstorm brewing by evening, Weerplaza reports. Temperatures will drop to between 21 and 26 degrees on Thursday. The weather for the weekend is unknown at this point.

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Why not go to the beach to cool off? There are many great beaches in the Netherlands and some quieter ones off the beaten path. Make sure you also gen up about climate change

Freya Sawbridge
Freya was born in Edinburgh but raised in New Zealand (cue every person she meets saying “oh I have always wanted to go there but it’s so far away!”). A restless and curious nature has led her to move countries 5 times in the last 3 years in attempt to find a place she can call home. She contacted DutchReview on a whim and arrived in the Netherlands in summer 2019 to start her internship.

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