Good news for the weekend (and most of next week): spring is here!
Don’t worry, you read that correctly. Less than a week ago, people up and down the country were donning their skates and taking to the ice - and now you can go and dig out your sunglasses and put away your winter jacket because the Netherlands is going to enjoy spring-like temperatures this weekend.
From snow and ice to warm temperatures and sunny skies
Over the past 7 days, the Dutch weather has managed to pull a full 180-degree turn. This weekend, there is a moderate soft wind and soft air coming from Spain which means the Netherlands will be experiencing very mild temperatures and a fair amount of sunshine.
In what could be deemed a true miracle, there is no rain on the cards for this weekend, and while Saturday could see some cloud cover (depending on where you are, of course), Sunday should close out the week with blue and sunny skies! Perfect timing really, as this weekend marks the start of the school holidays for the northern and central parts of the country.
A short burst of spring in the Netherlands
Sad news for those up in the north, as the temperatures aren’t going to be too warm on Saturday - with a maximum temperature of 10 degrees on the Wadden Islands and 14 degrees around Groningen. Further south, temperatures will far exceed the February average of 7 or 8 degrees, potentially climbing above 17 degrees in the south and south-east of the country.
Whatever cloud you might see on Saturday will clear overnight, and Sunday will be warm with temperatures between 13 and 18 degrees - a record high for February 21. Amsterdam will see temperatures of around 14 or 15 degrees all weekend, as will The Hague, Rotterdam, and Utrecht. The Randstad area is also supposed to see the most hours of sunshine this weekend.
Heading into next week, conditions will remain bright and temperatures will remain mild before dropping again slightly right before next weekend. So whatever your plans are, make sure you make the most of this short burst of spring!