After a record spell of warmer weather, it will turn colder by next weekend

Photo: Anne Lakeman
Photo: Anne Lakeman

After several days of record-breaking temperatures, it is set to turn colder by the end of the coming week, weather forecasters say.

So far it has been warmer than 10 degrees at the De Bilt weather station near Hilversum for 229 consecutive days, and that is a first since records began, according to weather bureau Weerplaza.

The old record, of 228 days dates from 2011. The shortest period of plus 10 Celsius temperatures was 140 days – which happened in 1902, 1962 and 1974.

This weekend has again seen record temperatures for the time of year, and it was as warm as 16.2 Celsius in Limburg on Saturday, Weerplaza said.

Monday will be cooler again, but warm winds will return on Tuesday and Wednesday before a sharp drop in temperatures towards next weekend. From Thursday there may even be night frosts, according to Weeronline, although other weather bureaus are not as pessimistic.

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