04 September 2023, by Emily Proctor

The Netherlands is set to bake this week as temperatures climb as high as 30 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. Forecasters are showing warm weather in all the Dutch provinces, though some showers could be on the horizon near the end of the week. 

Dutch autumn on the way, but not without some sun first

Though many of us are already preparing ourselves for the Dutch autumn, the weather in the Netherlands has a different plan: from September 4 to 10, the country will see temperatures ranging from 14 degrees Celsius during the night up to 30 degrees in the afternoons. According to the Dutch Weather Institute (KNMI), Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday are set to be the sunniest days, but the warm weather is also predicted to roll on into the weekend as well. 

After the weekend, temperatures are set to dip, though. Early predictions for the following week are suggesting that the weather will be cloudy, with some chance of rain and temperatures potentially dropping to just below the average for this time of the year. So that means that it really could be time to head down to the beach with your friends and family, or pop over to your local terrasje for one last biertje in the summer sun!

30-degree weather in September is unusual in the Netherlands

According to Peter Kuipers Munneke, weather reporter at NOS, these temperatures are “far above what you would normally expect in September…On average, it is 20 degrees at the beginning of September. We will be almost 10 degrees above that in the coming week.”

After the Dutch summer started with record-breaking temperatures in June, many in the country were left disappointed by the drizzly weather during the height of the summer season. The start of the season saw the country smash records for some of the sunniest days ever recorded and while the temperatures dipped in the middle of the season, similar things could happen in September. With the weather being so unpredictable in 2023, who’s to say what may come for the autumn!

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