Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 07:32
Longest day of the year brings Netherlands scattered clouds, showers
Today will be the longest day of the year in the Netherlands with a total of 16 hours and 46 minutes of daylight between sunrise and sunset. June 21st also marks the start of astronomical summer, which last until September 20th, AD reports. The meteorological summer started on June 1st and runs until August 31st. The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with some sunshine every now and again, according to meteorological institute KNMI. There is also a chance of rain later in the afternoon. Afternoon temperatures will be around 21 degrees. The solstice happened at 10:34 p.m. on Monday in the northern hemisphere. That means that the sun was straight on the earth and night never fell in he Arctic Circle. Many Northern European countries hold midsummer celebrations in the days around the solstice. The day with the earliest sunrise already past, that happened last Friday. The latest sunset is happening on Friday this week.