This week: rain. Next week: sunshiiine!

Umbrellas and sunscreen: welcome to the Netherlands! Armed with these two key gadgets, you’ll be ready for the upcoming weeks of Dutch climate.

When it rains, it pours — except you reside within the Netherlands after all, the place it simply kinda frequently rains for the whole lot of the spring (like this yr).

However the Dutch climate gods are mixing it up this week, with heavy rain and thunderstorms within the south of the nation, an opportunity of hail, and gusts of wind as much as 65 kilometres per hour. Consequently, the KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) has issued a code yellow for the south. Kijk uit!

Dutch climate refuses to repay its debt

Feeling like final spring was rather less chilly and moist? You’re right! After all of the love (?) that 2020 gave us, 2021 can’t even usher in some sunshine. The common day by day most temperature is about 4 levels decrease than regular for this time of yr, in response to meteorologist Raymond Klaassen from Weerplaza.

However now we have a chosen quantity of sunshine that we obtain yearly, guaranteeing us a ravishing summer season full of superb lengthy days, proper Raymond? Nah. “To assume that the summer season will instantly compensate for this chilly is simply too short-sighted, as a result of there isn’t a statistically proof for this,” the meteorologist says.

Hotter from the top of the week

Don’t lose hope simply but although! A high-pressure space is on the best way, which in meteorologist speaks means…drier climate! As of Friday, the solar will begin to make its debut within the south of the Netherlands and temperatures can climb as much as 20 levels. From Saturday, it will start to happen in an increasing number of areas.

What plans are you making for when the climate improves? Inform us within the feedback beneath!

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