Another heat record broken: Warmest Oct 24 ever measured in Netherlands

At 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, temperatures climbed to 19.5 degrees at the weather station in De Bilt, making it the warmest October 24th in the Netherlands since temperature measurements started in 1901, Weeronline reports. The previous record of 19.4 degrees was set in 1995.

This is the 14th heat record so far this year, compared to only one cold record on October 6th. Last year, which was extremely hot, also had 14 heat records, but three cold records. According to the weather service, it's because of global warming that so many more heat records than cold records are broken. 

The weekend will start out mild for this time of year, with maximums around 16 degrees expected for Friday, and between 16 and 20 degrees expected for Saturday. But after that, the temperatures will drop considerably. From Monday there is a chance of overnight frost and maximums will hover around 11 degrees.