The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising! We have already had two regional heatwaves this year and one national heatwave but another might be on its way!
The third regional heatwave
The east of the country saw temperatures of around 26 degrees arrive yesterday and temperatures of above 30 degrees are expected this weekend. If that happens, the third regional heatwave of the year may become a reality. Weerplaza predicts the chance of a regional heatwave occurring to be around 80 percent.
Gisteren werd het 25-26 graden in het oosten en zuidoosten. Zeer waarschijnlijk is daarmee de derde regionale #hittegolf van dit jaar begonnen. De onzekerheid is iets afgenomen, we sluiten nu zelfs een landelijke hittegolf niet uit. Lees meer: https://t.co/0R1CYjp38f pic.twitter.com/ci5y2msVT4
— Weerplaza.nl (@Weerplaza) August 23, 2019
The second national heatwave
The Netherlands already had a heatwave this year from 22 to 27 July and faced record-breaking temperatures. This weekend is gearing up to be very hot across the whole of the Netherlands but it is unconfirmed whether the cool sea breeze blowing from the sea will decrease the temperatures and therefore prevent a national heatwave occurring. A heatwave is declared when there are five days in a row that reach 25 degrees with three of those days needing to top 30 degrees.
However, in preparation for the hot weather the RIVM has launched a national heat plan from tomorrow, AD reports.
Having more than one heatwave in the Netherlands is quite rare, so let’s remember this climate change is a worrying reality.
How are you going to enjoy the weekend? Popping to a swimming pool or beach near you? Having a barbecue with friends? We wrote yesterday about some of the events on this weekend to make the most of the sun!
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