Monday, May 16, 2016 - 08:41
Pinkstermaandag slightly warmer than coldest Pentecost in 80 years
With maximum temperatures around 13 degrees expected today, Pinkstermaandag will be slightly warmer than the first day of Pentecost, which was the coldest in 80 years, according to Weeronline. Maximum temperatures reached only 12 degrees on Sunday, making it the coldest Pentecost in 80 years and one of the top three coldest Pentecosts since temperature measurement started in 1901. The record goes to 31 May 1936, when a maximum temperature of 11.6 degrees was recorded. The second day of Pentecost, called Pinksermaandag in the Netherlands and Whit Monday in England, is expected to be slightly warmer at 13 degrees. There will be less rain and more sunshine, especially in the western parts of the Netherlands. The coming days will become steadily warmer, though rain is still expected for the entire week. Tuesday will be mostly dry with maximum temperatures ranging from 14 degrees in the north to 17 degrees in the south.