Today marks the first official day below freezing in 2019
On Thursday morning the temperature at the national weather station in De Bilt dropped to -0.1 degrees Celsius, making today the first official below freezing day of the autumn, Weerplaza reports. This year's first official below freezing day is a bit early - usually temperatures drop below zero for the first time around November 3rd.
Last year, the first official below freezing day of the year happened on September 30th, when temps dropped to -0.1 degrees in De Bilt. The record for the earliest freezing day is held by 16 September 1971. The latest first below freezing day was on 17 December 2000.
While temperatures are currently low for this time of year, it is not yet record low. The coldest October 31st ever measured in the Netherlands was in 1974, when temperatures dropped to -3.2 degrees in De Bilt.
The rest of Thursday morning will be cold, with temperatures around freezing point. Maximums will climb to around 9 degrees during the afternoon.