Saturday’s chill ends record run of 15° plus temperatures


Saturday was the first day since May 17 that the temperature dipped below 15° in the De Bilt weather station near Utrecht, ending a record run of 149 days, weather bureau Weerplaza said. The previous record of 148 days was set in 1982.

The maximum temperature in De Bilt was 14.1° on Saturday. Official weather records are set at the De Bilt weather station because it is considered to be the centre of the country.

The impact of global warming is set to lead to drier summers in the Netherlands and wetter but warmer winters, the KMNI weather institute said last week.

The coming days will be a mixed bag of sunshine and showers, with temperatures around 15° and light, easterly breezes.

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