Astronomical autumn starts out warm and sunny

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The astronomical autumn will start off relatively warm with regular sunshine in the Netherlands this year, according to weather service WeerOnline. The astronomical autumn officially begins at 4:21 p.m. on Thursday, and the first few days will see maximum temperatures of 20 degrees or higher.

Thursday will have afternoon temperatures of around 21 degrees. Clouds will pull from the west across the country, but the sun will break through again by evening.

Friday will be more sunny, but with a slight chance of showers. The weekend will have periods of both cloud cover and sunshine. Many places may even see temperatures as high as 23 degrees.

So far 19 of the 20 days in September were warm, with maximum temperatures of 20 degrees or more. Weeronline expects that the month will hold a total of 24 to 27 warm days, thereby possibly breaking 2006' record of 26 warm days in September.