The tropical temperatures will be back at the weekend

Sheep take shelter from the sun. Photo:

Tuesday night was the warmest June night on record, with the temperature dropping to no lower than 19.5C at the De Bilt weather station near Utrecht, weather bureaus said on Wednesday.

Local records were also broken in Eindhoven, where the night temperature just dipped under 23C, as well as in Maastricht, Arcen and Deelen.

After two tropically hot days, Wednesday shows wide variations in temperature. On the coast it will be no warmer than 19C but the south east, the temperature could hit 31C, the KNMI weather bureau said.

Thursday will be again sunny, with temperatures ranging from 17C on the coast to the high 20s inland. It will be similar on Friday and again baking hot, with temperatures in the mid 30s, over the weekend.

There may be some showers early next week but it will remain warm with sunny spells, the KNMI said.

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