Spring in the Netherlands started out with a record number of sunny hours this year, according to Weerplaza. Over the past 11 days, there were over 100 hours of sunshine in the country, breaking the 1933 record of 98 sunny hours. The sunny weather made it difficult for some people to stick to the social distancing measures in place to curb the spread of coronavirus Covid 19.
With an average temperature of 18.1 degrees Celsius in De Bilt, this past June was the warmest ever June in the Netherlands since temperature measurements started in 1901. The previous record was held jointly by June 1976 and 2017, with an average temperature of 18.0 degrees, meteorological institute KNMI reported.
While the weather has been wet, cold and gloomy over the past days, a change is heading for the Netherlands. The coming days will be sunnier and dryer, and temperatures may even climb to 20 degrees late next week, according to Buienradar.
As of Tuesday morning the year 2018 is officially the sunniest year ever measured in the Netherlands, Weerplaza said on Thursday. With over 2,022 hours of sunshine, 2003's record of 2,021 hours and 40 minutes is officially broken.
This is only the second time ever since measurements started in 1901 that the Netherlands had over 2 thousand hours of sunshine in a year. On average the Netherlands gets around 1,600 hours of sunshine per year.
Anyone complaining about the Dutch weather this winter might have to hold their tongue, as the Netherlands is well on its way to the sunniest year in history. With 11 days left in autumn, the Netherlands has already recorded the most hours of sunshine for the season, according to meteorologists at WeerPlaza and NOS.
This week will be sunny and warm in the Netherlands, with temperatures expected to climb up to 25 degrees during the course of the week. Such high temperatures this late in the year are "quite exceptional", according to Weerplaza. A number of weather records stand to be broken.
The warm temperatures are brought by hot air from the Mediterranean region, according to Weeronline. On Wednesday and Thursday temperatures will rise to 20 degrees on the Wadden islands and along the coast, 24 degrees inland, and even 26 degrees in Zuid-Limburg.
This July was the driest ever since rainfall measurements started in the Netherlands. Only 11 millimeters of rain fell nation wide this month, breaking the previous record of 16 millimeters in July 1921, Weeronline reported on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the last day in July, there is a chance of some rain in the north and west of the country. At most another 1 millimeter of rain will fall. Weeronline therefore feels safe to say the record is broken.
While the Netherlands can expect more rain and thunderstorms over the coming days, the weather should clear up to sunshine by the weekend, according to Buienradar.
The south of the country saw a lot of rain on Tuesday, and the showers will keep falling for the rest of the week. "But that drizzly weather is slowing pulling away through the south", Jennifer Faber of Buienradar said to RTL Nieuws. "There is not a lot of wind, so that's why the showers sometimes stay above a place for a long time."
The Netherlands can look forward to a sunny and warm period starting from Tuesday. Temperatures will climb above 25 degrees from Wednesday, reaching as high as 28 degrees in some places on Thursday, Weeronline expects.
The Netherlands can look forward to warm and sunny weather next week. Some places may even see the first summer day of the year on Wednesday, with maximum temperatures above 25 degrees, Buienradar expects.
"The barbecue can be turned on and summer clothes taken out", Nicolien Kroon of Buienradar said to RTL Nieuws. "We can almost call it summer, with temperatures rising to locally 25 degrees in the interior from Wednesday! The sun shines brightly, so it's perfect weather to be outside."
The Netherlands will have fair weather for a large part of Easter weekend, Weeronline expects. There is a good chance of sunshine every day of the long weekend, but also a chance of showers.
After a wet Wednesday, the weather will clear up for Easter weekend, the weather service reports. Friday morning is expected to be mostly sunny, with some showers in the afternoon. Maximum temperatures will range between 8 degrees on the Wadden and 13 degrees in the south.
Friday and the weekend will be foggy, with occasional sunshine and some showers, meteorological institute KNMI expects.
People almost everywhere in the Netherlands woke up to thick fog on Friday morning. The fog started dissipating during the course of the morning, and should be completely gone by early afternoon, the KNMI expects. A few areas may see some sunshine this afternoon, and there may be some rain inland. Maximum temperatures will rise to around 8 degrees.
This year will go into the weather record books as exceptionally hot, sunny and rainy. The average temperature measured in De Bilt this year is 10.9 degrees, compared to an usual average of 10.1 degrees. That puts 2017 in a shared fourth place in the top 10 list of hottest years ever measured in the Netherlands, Weeronlnie announced on Thursday.
Meteorological autumn in the Netherlands is starting out cool and partly cloudy with a good chance of some showers, according to Weeronline. From Sunday the weather will turn dryer, sunnier and warmer for a few days, the weather service expects.
Monday and Tuesday are expected to be hot and sunny across the Netherlands, with temperatures up to 32 degrees on Tuesday, Weeronline predicts. Though by Wednesday, rain is expected to drive the summer weather away for a while.
Monday started out foggy, but temperatures will rise during the course of the day. Maximum temperatures will range from 22 degrees in the north to around 29 degrees in the south of the country.
A whole range of weather conditions is expected on King's Day in the Netherlands on Thursday. Weerplaza predicts a chance of rain showers, hail and thunderstorms, as well as blue skies and sunshine.
According to the weather agency, the weather will vary greatly from place to place. One province may have thunderstorms, while the next one has sunshine. But the entire country can expect afternoon temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius or lower.
Summer is just not giving up on the Netherlands this year. Even though it is the second week of autumn, sunshine and high temperatures will prevail in the country until Thursday
Many Amsterdam residents were woken up by storms rolling through the city early on Tuesday morning. These early morning storms seem to be the signal for cool, rainy days ahead for the Netherlands.
Today will be the longest day of the year in the Netherlands with a total of 16 hours and 46 minutes of daylight between sunrise and sunset. June 21st also marks the start of astronomical summer, which last until September 20th
With maximum temperatures around 13 degrees expected today, Pinkstermaandag will be slightly warmer than the first day of Pentecost, which was the coldest in 80 years, according to Weeronline.
What a difference a week can make weather wise. Last week the Netherlands celebrated its coldest King's Day ever. Yesterday was the sunniest Liberation Day in history. And today the country can expect its first summer's day, with afternoon temperatures around 25 degrees
The 14 Liberation Day festivals in the Netherlands on Thursday drew a record number of over a million people, according to the police. The most visited festivals were in Groningen, Zwolle, Wageningen and Haarlem.
The Netherlands is set to have the sunniest Liberation Day ever on Thursday. Meteorologists at Weerplaza expects just over 14 hours of sunshine, thereby breaking the record stemming from 2000 when the sun shone on the country for exactly 14 hours
After a massively cold night last night, with temperatures dipping to -4.1 degrees in Noord-Brabant, the end of the cold weather seems to be in sight. Temperatures will start rising this weekend and next week will be more pleasant at between 13 and 17 degrees, according to Weeronline.