Colder weather on the way as autumn hits this weekend


The unseasonably warm autumn weather will gradually make way for more normal temperatures at the weekend, weather bureau KNMI said on Thursday.

Until then, it’s a mixed bag of rain and sunshine for the next two days, with an additional code yellow warning for Friday afternoon when heavy gusts wind – put at up to 90 kph – may cause traffic problems in the northwest coastal area.

Temperatures across the country will vary between 15°C and 18°C on Thursday and climb up to 19°C degrees on Friday. In Limburg, temperatures may reach 24°C locally.

The weekend will be colder with maximum daytime temperatures around the 11°C to 14°C mark. Rain will be a feature on both days but from Monday cloud and sunshine will alternate in a week of pleasant autumn weather.

According to weather bureau Weerplaza, the first 10 days of October have set new records, with an average temperature of 16.6°. That, the bureau says is 1.6% warmer than the previous record from 2001.

The average temperature in the first half of October is 12.2°.

There may also be some ground frost in sheltered places next week, Weerplaza said.

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