It looks like there’s going to be another heat wave next week!

Second Dutch heatwave?

It’s looking likely that there is going to be another heatwave in the Netherlands next week! And the lovely weather is set to continue throughout this week as well. 

Yup, you heard right – there is a high possibility that another heatwave is coming to the Netherlands. The warm weather will continue throughout this week, leading to much higher temperatures going into the start of next week. So far the temperatures are sticking to around 25 degrees Celsius. To be a considered a heatwave, 3 days need to be above 30 degrees, which may be achieved next week. So far they have predicted that it will reach that temperature, but only just, so many factors may affect it.

So, what days should I avoid venturing outside, I hear you ask? Well, so far Tuesday and Wednesday could exceed 35 degrees, so these are 2 days to either find shelter inside or  have a BBQ on the beach (I know which one I’d rather).

The impact

The Netherlands and the rest of Europe are a bit lost with the weather right now. Most of us aren’t used to it and are just waiting for it to end. Water consumption has obviously risen, as we are using more water to hydrate and cool ourselves down, along with watering our gardens and farmers looking after their crops. It has led some to worry about the water levels (so far we have nothing to worry about!), and as you can see, the landscape looks a bit dead. The grass has basically turned to straw and the mud into dust.

In Germany and some other areas, they’ve had to actually slaughter their cattle as there is no grass for them to eat. Here, cows are currently eating their winter supply, meaning that so many will have be slaughtered in winter.

There is also a ban on using things like hoses in some places in Overijssel and Drenthe. The fine far exceeds 1000 euros, so it’s serious business.

Another day in the life of a weird Dutch summer (which is actually the true definition of summer for a change). 😉 You can do it!

 

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Emma Brown
A familiar face at DutchRevew. Emma arrived in Holland in 2016 for a few weeks, fell in love with the place and never left. Here she rekindled her love of writing and travelling. Now you'll find her eating stroopwafels in the DutchReview office since 2017.

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