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Dutch Christmas warmest on record

Warm Christmas

This year’s Christmas were the warmest December 25 and 26 since official records began in 1906. The warm weather means the sea will be a relatively comfortable nine degrees for the traditional swim on New Year’s Day. So, what are you waiting for? Join our New Year’s Day Event: the New Year’s plunge.

On Friday, the temperature reached almost 14 degrees at the De Bilt weather station near Hilversum, smashing the previous record of 12.8 degrees, recorded in 1997. The temperature reached a similar high on Saturday, beating the previous record of 12.1 degrees of 1974. This is what broadcaster Nos announced.

Normally at this time of year the temperature is around five degrees, dropping to as low as one degree at night. This year, it remained 13 degrees all night.

 

The warm weather means the sea will be a relatively comfortable nine degrees for the traditional swim on New Year’s Day, Nos said.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us plunging or watching the plunge on New Year’s Day. Read more about this event here.

Arianna

Arianna

Publisher / Community / Marketing Manager at expatsHaarlem
Arianna was born in Rome, Italy and grew up mostly in Florence. When she was 18 years old she came to the Netherlands, where she remained till today. Arianna likes to make trips, discover Haarlem, taste good food, meet internationals and share experiences. Currently she is living with her hubby and 3 toddlers in one of the cutest little neighborhoods of Haarlem, de Vijfhoek.
Arianna