September 2023 will go down in the record books as having the second-highest temperature of any September since records began, according to weather bureau KNMI.
Last month, the average temperature was 17.5°, a figure which was only beaten in 2006, the KNMI said. The warmest day last month was September 10, when it reached over 32° in Eindhoven and Limburg. Last month was also dry, with well below average rainfall.
October too has started with record highs. Between 15° and 17° is normal in October, but temperatures on Monday are topping 20°. In the south it could be as warm as 26°.
While rain is likely on Tuesday and the temperature will dip again in the middle of the week, an area of high pressure above central Europe is likely to bring more warm air to the Netherlands by the end of the week.
It will remain dry with plenty of sunshine and temperatures of up to 24° cannot be ruled out, the KNMI said.