Warmest June ever measured in Netherlands


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THE HAGUE, June 30 (Xinhua) -- With an average temperature of 18.1 degrees Celsius on days and nights, June 2019 was the hottest June in the Netherlands since measurements began in 1901, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) announced on Sunday.

The average temperature of 18.1 was, as usual, measured in De Bilt, province of Utrecht. The former record dated from June 1976 and 2017, when the average temperature was 18.0 degrees Celsius.

The start of the month was warm immediately. On June 2, the first Dutch tropical day - measured with a maximum temperature of 30.0 degrees Celsius or higher - of the summer season was recorded in De Bilt. In total, De Bilt had four tropical days, and ten summer days when maximum temperature is 25.0 degrees Celsius or higher.

In the southeast of the Netherlands, there were even five tropical and sixteen summer days locally. The highest temperature of 36.5 degrees was measured on June 25 in Hupsel in the province of Gelderland.