After record-breaking rain, the changeable weather will continue

Photo: N. van der Pas

Sunday was the wettest of the two Pinkster, or Whitsun, holidays on record, with 26.1 millimetres of rain falling at the De Bilt weather station near Hilversum.

The old record, of 23.3 millimetres, was set in 1945.

The heavy rain, particularly in the south, led to localised flooding in places and some festivals organised for the holiday weekend were a washout. Part of the A2 near Eindhoven was also closed for a time.

Monday will have rain at times, particularly in the north, but by Tuesday the low pressure are will shift towards southern Scandinavia and the rain will be less frequent. Wednesday, however, will also be wet.

The KNMI weather bureau says the rest of the week will be changeable with showers and sunny spells, and temperatures reaching the low 20s Celsius in the south. The long term forecast is for more of the same.

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