This summer could be drier, sunnier and warmer than usual in the Netherlands
According to Weeronline, the summer of 2019 could be drier, sunnier and warmer than usual, with average temperatures around 18C, as opposed to 17C, according to the majority of calculations.
Is a hot summer on its way?
Last year, the Netherlands experienced the hottest summer ever measured; this averaged 18,9C at KNMI measuring point De Bilt. Usually, average temperatures over the summer period are about 17C, but this year’s is expected to be hot again, with an average of around 18C. Not only do forecasting methods give a hotter summer than usual, but also a drier and sunnier one.
High-pressure areas will dominate this summer, giving way to a lot of sunshine and higher than usual temperatures. The position of a high-pressure area determines the wind direction and, in turn, the temperature. This June it looks like we’ll be getting winds from the east and southeast, bringing in warm air.
In July and August, the wind will likely come in from the west to the southwest, which will turn up the heat inland but leave the coastal provinces with pretty normal temperatures.
There could be rainy days too
Just because it looks like we are going to have nice weather doesn’t mean there won’t be any rainy days or weeks in between. As the summer forecast is predicted by models that foresee whole months, it is still possible that within those months there are weeks with cooler weather or storms.
Whether or not this forecast of a hot, sunny, dry summer will actually come to fruition is uncertain. This is due to the fact that weather models are used that are extremely accurate for short-term periods but have a great degree of uncertainty for long-term periods.