Tropical weather triggers heat warning in southern Netherlands

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for persistent heat in Noord-Brabant, Limburg, Gelderland and Overijssel, where temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius can be expected on Wednesday. The rest of the country can also expect a tropically warm day with temperatures above 30 degrees.

On Tuesday public health institute RIVM implemented the National Heat Plan for the above mentioned provinces. Residents and visitors are advised to drink plenty of water, wear thin clothes, avoid exercise during the hot afternoon hours and stay in the shade as much as possible.

This is the first time since August 3rd last year that all of the Netherlands will have a tropically warm day. The heat comes with an increasingly strong southeasterly wind that brings a bigger chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon.

A code yellow storm warning will be in effect for all provinces except Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland and Zeeland from 5:00 p.m. until midnight.