First official national heat wave of the year

The Netherlands officially has the first national heat wave of the year. Around 10 a.m. a temperature of 25 degrees was measured in De Bilt.

To be classed as a nationwide heatwave, the De Bilt weather station must record a fiveday period of temperatures over 25 degrees Celsius, of which three are over 30 degrees Celsius.

The last nationwide heat wave was almost a year ago. Then there was a heat wave from 23 to 28 August. The current heat wave will certainly last for a few more days.

Just like Saturday, code orange continues to apply to a large part of the country. The warning applies in Limburg, Gelderland, Noord-Brabant and Zeeland.