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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