Warmest Dutch nights on record

10th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

10 August 2004 , AMSTERDAM — For those who have been sweltering in bed recently, weather bureau KNMI has confirmed that it has been exceptionally warm overnight. In fact, it has never been warmer.

10 August 2004

AMSTERDAM — For those who have been sweltering in bed recently, weather bureau KNMI has confirmed that it has been exceptionally warm overnight. In fact, it has never been warmer.

KNMI said the minimum nighttime temperature has never been so warm in recorded history. Such records date back to 1901 when the weather bureau started detailed charting of the nation's weather patterns.

The De Bilt-based weather bureau measures the temperatures from midnight one night to midnight the following night and recorded a temperature of 20.8 degrees Celsius on 9 August — a new record!

It said the nights were not cooling off because the wind was not weakening overnight as normal. This means that warm air is being blown in and the temperature is not decreasing as much as normal, news agency ANP reported.

A spokesman said that Monday night was also warm and that the night hours of 10 August might therefore score relatively high. This will depend on whether the winds pick on Tuesday evening.  

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

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