Warmest November 6th ever measured in Netherlands

Sunny day at Molen de Valk in Leiden, 6 November 2018
Sunny day at Molen de Valk in Leiden, 6 November 2018. (Photo: Zachary Newmark / NL Times )

Temperatures in De Bilt climbed to 19 degrees on Tuesday, making it the warmest November 6th in the Netherlands since temperature measurements started in 1901. The previous record was 17.1 degrees in 2005. This is the 13th heat record broken this year, Weeronline reports.

Westdorpe and Gilze-Rijen even had official warm days on Tuesday with maximums of 20.4 and 20.0 degrees respectively.

According to Weeronline, a KNMI weather station measuring temperatures of 20 degrees or warmer only happened in seven other years since temperature measurements started. The last time was on November 3rd, 2015 when temperatures climbed to 20.9 degrees in Maastricht. 

The rest of the week will also be unseasonably warm for November. On Wednesday maximum temperatures will range from 13 degrees in the west to 17 degrees along the eastern border. Thursday, Friday and the weekend will be somewhat cooler with maximums ranging between 11 and 14 degrees. The usual maximums for early November is around 11 degrees.