Record low temperature set in the Netherlands, July noticeably colder across Europe

Record low temperature set in the Netherlands, July noticeably colder across Europe

The temperature at the former Twente airbase in the eastern Netherlands dropped to -1.6 °C (29.1 °F) overnight July 4, 2019, setting a new low-temperature record for the month of July and greeting residents with fresh summer frost.

The previous record for the lowest temperature at 10 cm (3.9 inches) was -1.5 °C (29.3 °F) set in Gilze and Rijen on July 1, 1984.

This is only the 7th time since Dutch meteorologists started taking temperature measurements at a height of 10 cm (3.9 inches) in 1971 that there has been frost in the Netherlands in July. The last two times were on July 9 and 10, 2015, and before that on July 1, 1984, according to Weerplaza.

Colder than usual temperatures in northern Europe are signaling a welcome change after severe heatwave affected much of the continent in the second half of June. While things still might change a bit, July is going to be noticeably colder than the last couple of weeks.

Featured image credit: GFS, TropicalTidbits


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