Sunday 18 August 2019

Happy Easter – there is a warm sunny weekend ahead

The Netherlands is in for a warm and sunny Easter weekend, with the temperatures rising up to 22 degrees in some places on Sunday, according to weather bureau KNMI.

The warm weather is due to a stable period of high pressure over Scandinavia, allowing weather forecasters to predict stable warm weather further ahead, the KNMI said.

Easter Monday will also be sunny and warm but there may be some rain in places. The KNMI’s long-range forecast towards the end of April is for changeable weather with temperatures slightly below normal for the time of year.

Easter is late this year, and the high temperatures are likely to push 2019 into the list of warmest Easter weekends, the KNMI said. The temperature averages 14 degrees on a ‘normal’ April 21.

In some parts of the eastern Netherlands, traditional Easter fires have been banned because of the risk of fire, as the fall-out from last year’s long drought continues.

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