Today is going to be another scorcher! Dutch media announced yesterday, the second national heatwave was a fact.
For a heatwave, the noon temperature measured at De Bilt has to be over 30 degrees Celsius. Moreover, there must be a series of at least five “zomerse dagen“. Such a row consists of at least five days with a minimum noon temperature of 25C or more. Again: measured at De Bilt where the KNMI resides.
KNMI stated the second national heatwave officially started on 29th of July and will continue till Thursday 9th of August.
In case you are wondering: this is no national record. On the other hand: in parts of Limburg, Brabant and Gelderland temperatures remained above 25 degrees for three weeks. So one could speak of a regional or local heatwave of three weeks already. This certainly sounds like a record!
A word of warning: today may be the umpteenth scorcher? Keep an eye on the weather-forecast. Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for the Eindhoven region from the afternoon.
After today, temperatures are expected to drop slightly – but not much. As mentioned above: KNMI expects the heat to continue till Thursday!