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17 July 2006, AMSTERDAM — High pressure will continue to dominate the weather charts this summer, ensuring more prolonged sunny spells. After several days of pleasant weather, the Netherlands may experience tropical conditions again next week, meteorological service KNMI said.

17 July 2006

AMSTERDAM — High pressure will continue to dominate the weather charts this summer, ensuring more prolonged sunny spells. After several days of pleasant weather, the Netherlands may experience tropical conditions again next week, meteorological service KNMI said.

The first 10 days in July was the warmest start to this month in the north of the Netherlands in at least 100 years. The average maximum temperature in Eelde was 28.5 degrees. The previous record since 1906 was in 1976 when the average maximum from 1 to 10 July was 27.5 degrees.

The first ten days of July 2006 have also broken the record for the average 24-hour temperature and the average minimum temperature. De Bilt weather station recorded an average of 22 degrees, five degrees warmer than the long-term average.

If this continues, this July will go down as a record warm month. The warmest July to date was in 1994 when the average temperature was 21.4 degrees.

However, KNMI said it was by no means certain we will experience a repeat of the heatwave that lasted a week from 30 June. A heatwave is defined as least five consecutive days of 25 degrees or more, three of the days have to be above 30 degrees.
The heatwave at the start of July was the fifth in the Netherlands in the 21st century.

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