After record heat, this October may be the wettest on record

October is shaping up to be the wettest on record, weather bureau Weerplaza has said.

The record for the rainiest October dates from 1932 when total rainfall measured 193 mm. According to the KNMI weather station in De Bilt, where records are set, 168 mm has fallen so far this month and more is expected in the coming days.

There is no change on the horizon either and weather forecasters say the bad weather will continue well into November. Low pressure, resulting in copious rain and storms in some regions of Western Europe, is rare this far south, the weather bureau said.

Temperatures for the weekend will be mild, varying between 13°C and 16°C, but the rain will continue everywhere.

Weerplaza said earlier the first 10 days of October had also set new records, with an average temperature of 16.6°. That, the bureau says, is 1.6% warmer than the previous record from 2001.

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