06 June 2023, by Victoria Séveno
The weather so far this year has likely been disappointing for many, but this week the Netherlands is finally set to get a taste of summer, with forecasts predicting temperatures of up to 30 degrees in some parts of the country this weekend.
Has summer finally arrived in the Netherlands?
Is summer finally here? It would seem so – for now at least. After a long-ish spate of sunny days over the past couple of weeks, Weeronline is saying this weekend could bring the country’s first tropical day of the year – perfect weather for a beach day!
Temperatures are due to climb from Friday, June 9, with the meteorologists over at Weeronline reporting temperatures of 24 degrees in Amsterdam and The Hague, and 26 degrees in Utrecht and Rotterdam. If temperatures reach 25 degrees at the home of the Dutch Weather Institute (KNMI) in De Bilt, then Friday will mark the Netherlands’ first official summer day of the year.
As can generally be expected, the warmest weather is expected in the south and southeastern parts of the country; temperatures are due to reach 27 degrees in Den Bosch and Arnhem, and even 28 degrees in Maastricht and Eindhoven.
June 10 could be first tropical day of 2023
As Friday rolls into Saturday, temperatures are set to rise even further, with Saturday, June 10 looking as though it could be the country’s first tropical day of the year, with temperatures rising to at least 25 degrees across the whole country. Temperatures could even reach as high as 31 degrees in the southeast.
Sunday is set to see more of the same, but temperatures will drop slightly from Monday, June 12, to between 21 and 27 degrees – although Weeronline notes that this is still a lot warmer than normal for this time of year. Looking a bit further ahead, the chance of rain showers will increase over the course of next week, although forecasts could still change.
In the meantime be sure to have your sunglasses and sunscreen to hand; from Friday onwards, the UV index will be at least seven, meaning that unprotected skin can burn after just 10 to 25 minutes in the sun!
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