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.
Het 'voordeel' van #warmte later in augustus: de nachten zijn al langer, dus het koelt langer (en verder) af. Vanmiddag wordt het #tropisch warm op veel plaatsen: 30 graden. Aan de kust rond 27 graden en mogelijk een verkoelende #zeewind. Fijne #zondag! https://t.co/BKCaYGzdeQ pic.twitter.com/sNf1zXCPg1
— Weerplaza.nl (@Weerplaza) August 25, 2019
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.