With the current temperatures rising, the Netherlands finally marked its first summer day of 2021 on June 1st.
In De Bilt, which is a town nearby Utrecht and the place where the Dutch Weather Institute is located, the temperatures must be at least 25 degrees Celsius for this to be considered an official summer day.
Weerplaza meteorologists stated that the temperatures reached 25 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. More specifically, the temperature of 25.2 degrees was recorded around 3:50 p.m in De Bilt, which marked this day as the Netherlands’ first official summer day. Additionally, the last summer day was recorded on September 2020. The increasing of temperatures happened across the country, however, the highest temperature was recorded in North Brabant, Woensdrecht, reaching 26 degrees.
Despite this, the first day of summer in the Netherlands this year comes 2 weeks late, since the Netherlands usually has this kind of weather during the middle of May. 2007 was the year when the earliest summer day in the Netherlands was recorded, with a temperature up to 27.6 degrees back in April 14. However, if we compare 2021 to 1906, this is not a big delay since back in 1906, the first summer day didn’t happen until 18th of July.
This warm weather is now here to stay for good. On Wednesday, the temperatures reached 28 degrees in Eindhoven, Maastricht, Breda, Den Bosch and Tilburg. In the north, the temperatures are estimated to reach 22 to 24 degrees, whereas in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and The Hague, the temperatures can reach 26 to 28 degrees.
It is expected for the temperatures to be 27 degrees after Wednesday, but it will not be too sunny. Starting from Friday, the chances of clouds and rainy weather will increase but the sun will be back on Sunday.