First official spring day in NL; more nice weather ahead

Sunday was the first official spring day of the year in the Netherlands. That means that temperatures climbed to above 15 degrees at the KNMI weather station in De Bilt. The south of the country even saw temperatures above 18 degrees Celsius. The Netherlands can look forward to more spring like weather this week.

On average the first official spring day is only on March 16th. The usual temperatures for early February is around 5 or 6 degrees, Nicolien Kroon of Buienradar said to RTL Nieuws. The earliest official spring day on record was on January 13th, 1993.

Saturday was also the warmest February 16th ever measured in the Netherlands, with 13.3 degrees Celsius in De Bilt. 

This coming week will also see nice, spring  like weather. Monday is expected to be sunny with maximums climbing to between 10 and 16 degrees, according to Weeronline. The coming days will be cloudier, and therefore cooler. But more sunshine is expected as we head towards the weekend.