Next week promises to be warm, sunny and dry in summer. The meteorological autumn started last Friday, but there will be little sign of it for the time being.
Due to a high pressure area above our country, the week starts with high temperatures. The rain also stays away and the clouds will make way for a clear blue sky from tomorrow.
Tomorrow it will be 25 degrees or warmer in many places. Temperatures will rise during the week and it may become tropically warm (more than 30 degrees).
“That is far above what you would normally expect in September,” says NOS weatherman Peter Kuipers Munneke. “On average it is 20 degrees at the beginning of September. We will be almost ten degrees above that in the coming week.”
In any case, the heat will continue until next weekend. “Such heat in September is really rare,” says Kuipers Munneke. “In the past 120 years, it has only happened about fifteen times that it became 29 degrees or warmer in September in De Bilt. That will probably happen again this week. That indicates that it is exceptional.”
Very hot summer
The summer weather has many contrasts this year. June was record sunny, warm and dry. July and August were wet again, but normal in terms of sun and temperature.
Last Friday, the KNMI reported that it was a “very warm and sunny summer”. The average temperature was 18.4 degrees. That is almost a degree warmer than the long-term average of 17.5 degrees Celsius. This puts the summer in the top 10 of warmest summers since measurements began.
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