Summer was wet with average temperature

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31 August 2005, AMSTERDAM — The summer of 2005 was wet but the average temperature of 16.9 Celsius between June and August was normal, the meteorological service KNMI said on Wednesday.

31 August 2005

AMSTERDAM  — The summer of 2005 was wet but the average temperature of 16.9 Celsius between June and August was normal, the meteorological service KNMI said on Wednesday.

What people will remember though is that the coolest and most unsettled weather coincided with the vacation period.

There was a heat wave from 18 to 24 June, the 36th recorded period in the Netherlands when the temperature stayed above 25 degrees for at least three days.

While the first half of the month was cool, June ended with an average temperature of 16.8 degrees, compared with the normal level of 15.2 degrees.

August was unusually cold, despite a few days of sun at the end of the month. The average temperature was 16.2, one degree below the recorded average for the month.

The measuring station at De Bilt recorded a total of 57 warm days (20 degrees or warmer) and 23 summer days (more than 25 degrees). The average summer in the Netherlands produces 54 warm days and 18 summer days. With three tropical days of at least 30 degrees, summer 2005 matched the average.

The highest temperature was on 20 June in Gilze-Rijen when residents experienced a temperature of 34.7 degrees.

The KNMI characterised the summer of 2005 as wet. An average of 253 millimetres of rain fell during the period. June was the driest month with 56 millimetres compared with an average of 71 millimetres. 

July was a real wash out with an average of 116 millimetres. The average for the month is 70 millimetres.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

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