Yesterday was the hottest July 23 ever recorded in the Netherlands!

Two days ago, we wrote that the Netherlands was headed for record breaking temperatures and well, it happened! Yesterday was the hottest July 23 the Netherlands has ever had on record. 

At 6pm the average temperature for the day was 31.7 degrees in De Bilt which surpassed the old heat record (set in 2013) by 0.1 degrees, Weerplaza reports. (Don’t know what De Bilt is? Neither did I. It is a municipality in the province of Utrecht where the headquarters of the Royal Dutch Meterological Institute (KNMI) is located.) 

The peak temperature recorded yesterday was 34.6 degrees in Eindhoven. The previous heat record for a July 23 was measured in 1911 in Maastricht hit 35 degrees. 

Get ready for more record breaking temperatures 

Weerplaza predicts the temperatures to soar to a whopping 39 degrees tomorrow. The previous record of 38.6 was set in 1944 in the Gilders Warnsveld area. But if that happens, you’ll be sure to read about it from us. 

You might wanna read a bit about climate change in the Netherlands, or how several temperature records were shot to smithereens earlier this year as well.

Boy, we’re looking forward to Thursday – will we reach 40 degrees?

Too hot? Grab you bikes and head to one of the beaches in the Netherlands! Too lazy for that? Then pop down to your local swimming pool in the Netherlands

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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