During the last blast of summer weather this week in the Netherlands, lifeguards had to rescue or help at least 700 people. That number will increase as the week is not over yet and some stations haven't submitted their figures
This summer is getting a spot in the top 10 list of hottest summers ever in the Netherlands, according to Weeronline. Since temperature measurements started in 1901, there's only been eight hotter summers in the country.
The continuing hot weather this week has Amsterdam residents looking for ways to cool down. More and more are heading to the water, and not only in official swimming spots - for many the water also beckons in the canals and the Amstel
A lovely day lies ahead for the Netherlands with clear skies and plenty of sunshine, according to meteorological institute KNMI. Though with afternoon temperatures raging from 27 degrees along the Wadden sea and 33 degrees in the south and southeast, residents are advised to stay cool and hydrated.
A whirlwind caused some significant damage to trees and homes in the Gelderland town of Vorden on Sunday evening. Many tree branches broke off and roof tiles blew off of several homes
Despite reasonably warm temperatures, the Netherlands had a statistically poor summer, according to meteorological institute KNMI. The country had far fewer sunny days than average and it rained almost every day.
Sunshine and warm days lie ahead for the Netherlands this week, according to meteorological institute KNMI. Afternoon temperatures will be around 22 degrees and my reach up to 24 degrees on Thursday and Friday.
The mercury in Twente dropped to a very cold 0 degrees during the early hours of Thursday morning. This is the first time ever temperatures dropped so lo in the Netherlands during this time of the year, according to weather service Weeronline.
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.
Five people were injured at the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse on Wednesday when storms broke out over parts of Gelderland. Only one of the injuries was serious enough to need hospital treatment
Participants of the Vierdaagse marches walking 30 and 40 kilometers on Wednesday, were allowed to start 30 minutes earlier due to a heat warning in effect for Gelderland and Brabant. The organizers of the largest multi-day walking event in the world decided to allow the earlier start as the second day of the marches passes through those two provinces
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for persistent heat in Noord-Brabant, Limburg, Gelderland and Overijssel, where temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius can be expected on Wednesday. The rest of the country can also expect a tropically warm day with temperatures above 30 degrees.
Afternoon temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius in the coming days triggered the National Heat Plan for the provinces of Gelderland, Overijssel, Noord-Brabant and Limburg. National public health institute RIVM advises residents and visitors to these provinces to be prepared and stay cool
The Netherlands can expect proper summer weather this week, according to weather agencies in the country. On Wednesday afternoon temperatures in the entire country should reach at least 30 degrees Celsius.
A massive thunderstorm hit Brabant on Thursday evening. The southeast of the province bore the brunt of the storm with lightning flashes lighting the night sky and giant hailstones falling from the sky. The size of the hail stones ranged from 3 to 5 centimeters in diameter
Storms that started in the Randstad during the early morning hours of Thursday caused around 20 million euros worth of damage, according to the first estimation by the Dutch Association of Insurers. Damage includes for example water damage due to flooding and fallen trees, ANP reports.
A man was found dead in a pool of water in Rotterdam after massive storms hit the city during the early hours of Thursday morning
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
A very wet Monday lies ahead of the Netherlands. Weather service Weerplaza expects between 12 and 15 straight hours of rain today.
Noord-Brabant and Limburg can expect even more heavy rainfalls this morning, according to weather radar site Buitenradar. Rain over the past weeks already left the area with flooded streets and tunnels. And so far the weather shows little chance of changing - the KNMI predicts a 70 - 80 percent chance of rain every day until the weekend.
The eastern parts of the Netherlands can expect more storms on Monday afternoon. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for Overijssel, Gelderland, Noord Brabant and Limburg, effective between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for thunderstorms in the Netherlands for the sixth day in a row on Thursday. The storms are expected to hit the eastern parts of the country during the afternoon and evening.
Traffic information service ANWB expects a very busy rush hour on Monday afternoon and evening due to storms hitting the Netherlands, especially in the eastern and northern parts of the country.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning for severe storms in most of the Netherlands on Monday. The storms may be accompanied by hail, rain and strong winds, according to the institute.