More weather records tumble, autumn was one of the wettest

This autumn is set to be the third wettest on record with an average of 345 millimetres of rain, according to weather bureau weeronline.

With three days to go before the end of the meteorological autumn, weeronline says there have been 10 centimetres more rain than in the average September to November period.

However, with an average temperature of 11.1 Celsius, the autumn has also been warmer than average.


A number of weather records have tumbled in 2013.

The night of January 30 was the warmest on record, with a high of 13 Celsius recorded at the De Bilt weather station near Hilversum.

A new weather record was set in the Netherlands in March when it rained at the national weather centre in De Bilt near Hilversum for 24 hours non-stop. March also saw temperatures plunge to -10 Celsius in parts of Limburg, shattering more weather records.

This spring was the coldest in 40 years and the chilly weather continued into May when a string of cold weather records were broken with night frosts in places.

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