Rain, rain go away, come again another day
13 July 2004 , AMSTERDAM − Holiday makers in the Netherlands rest assured − weather bureau KNMI has forecast the worst of the rain has past and the "summer" temperatures are set to rise in coming days.
13 July 2004
AMSTERDAM − Holiday makers in the Netherlands rest assured − weather bureau KNMI has forecast the worst of the rain has past and the "summer" temperatures are set to rise in coming days.
With a forecast of 18 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, KNMI said the weather would gradually improve as temperatures are set to hit 27 degrees after the weekend, newspaper De Telegraaf reported.
Campers have led complaints about the poor weather, "inundating" the KNMI with emails asking when the rain will stop. A KNMI spokesman put the holiday makers at ease – the rainy period will end this week and the mercury will rise to 23 degrees on Wednesday.
The KNMI spokesman said in some places more than 100mm of rain have fallen in the past few days, a large amount for this time of year. He said normally just 66mm of rain is recorded for the month of July.
But the spokesman refused to be too optimistic, asserting that thunderstorms might develop next week. He said this was normal in times of hot weather, but said a repeat of last year does not look likely at present.
He was referring to the heat waves recorded in the summer of 2003, which entered the history books as the second hottest Dutch summer ever.
[Copyright Expatica News 2004]
Subject: Dutch news