Tropical temperatures and thunderstorms on the cards for the Netherlands

Tropical temperatures and thunderstorms on the cards for the Netherlands

The Dutch weather seems to have skipped straight from winter to summer, as temperatures across the country soared above 20 degrees in recent weeks. The good news is that summer is set to stay, but as temperatures continue to rise the Netherlands should prepare for heavy rain and thunderstorms. 

Monday marks a warm and sunny start to the week

After a very sunny and warm weekend, Monday will see blue skies and sunshine, as temperatures range from 22 degrees up north in the Wadden Islands, to 26 degrees in Amsterdam, and as high as 30 degrees in Eindhoven.

The country’s northern parts should expect a few more clouds, but minimal winds mean conditions across the Netherlands will be warm and summery. It’s important to note, however, that the sun will be exceptionally strong and that, without sunscreen, you could burn after as little as 10 minutes in the sun - so be careful!

Thursday is going to be hot, hot, hot!

On Tuesday, there will be slightly more clouds, but temperatures will remain exceedingly comfortable: 23 degrees in Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Arnhem, and 26 degrees in Maastricht

Wednesday will see temperatures rise again before conditions peak on Thursday, which is set to be the hottest day of the week. Areas along the German border could experience temperatures as high as 33 degrees, while Amsterdam will peak at 28 degrees. 

However, over the course of the afternoon, clouds will gather and thunderstorms are expected from Thursday evening. More rain is expected on Friday and throughout the weekend, but temperatures will remain high, ranging from 20 to 28 degrees across the country.

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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