Hottest March 30th in Netherlands in over a century; first 'short skirt day' this spring

Women in Amsterdam celebrate the first official warm day of spring with short skirts, 30 Mar 2017
Women in Amsterdam celebrate the first official warm day of spring with short skirts, 30 Mar 2017. Photo: Zachary Newmark / NL Times

Temperatures are expected to reach 21.2 degrees in De Bilt today, which will make today the hottest March 30th in the Netherlands in more than a century, according to Buienradar meteorologist Dennis Wilt, RTL Nieuws reports.

Though it is the hottest March 30th in the past 100 years, it is not the hottest one in history. In 1911 afternoon temperatures of 21.3 degrees were measured at De Bilt. In the past 100 years, the closest it got to breaking the record was in 2014, when afternoon temperatures in De Bilt climbed to 20.2 degrees. 

While meteorologists look at De Bilt for weather records, hotter temperatures are expectedin Brabant and northern Limburg today. There temperatures may climb to 22 degrees. The Wadden islands will be much cooler, around 15 degrees. 

With temperatures rising above 20 degrees in De Bilt, it is the first official warm day, and therefore the first official 'short skirt' day of this spring. 

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