Heatwave expected in Netherlands next week

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There is a 60 percent chance of a national heatwave in the Netherlands next week, according to Weeronline. Widespread maximums of between 30 and 32 degrees Celsuis are expected from Tuesday onwards.

On Friday and over the weekend, maximums will range between 22 and 25 degrees along the coast and between 25 and 30 degrees in the rest of the country. "In fact, the heat wave already started in the vast majority of the country. It is only a matter of time until many weather stations meet the conditions", according to Weeronline.

For a national heat wave, temperatures at De Bilt must measure 25 degrees or higher for at least five days in a row, of which at least three days must be 30 degrees or hotter. From Tuesday it will be very hot in the Netherlands, with maximums ranging from 26 degrees on the Wadden to 32 degrees in the southeast. A maximum of around 30 degrees is expected in De Bilt. 

In Aachen, Limburg there is a solid chance of temperatures climbing to 30 degrees today already, which will make the second regional heatwave of this year a fact. 

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