The Third Regional Heatwave and the Second National Heatwave of the Year is Possibly on the Way

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.

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! 

Featured image source: Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay 

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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