After eighteen warm days, there will be no regional heat wave in the Netherlands on Sunday. In parts of Limburg, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland, the maximum temperature has been 25 degrees or higher every day since 5 August. This is not expected to be the case for the first time on Sunday, Weerplaza reports.

The national heat wave came to an end last Tuesday, after thirteen days. Then it did not get warmer than 24 degrees for the first time.

To comply with the term 'regional heat wave', it must be at least 25 degrees warmer at a KNMI monitoring station for at least five consecutive days, of which at least 30 degrees for five days.

This was more than achieved at the measuring points in Hupsel, Volkel, Ell, Arcen and Beek up to and including Saturday. The curtain fell a day earlier at the measuring points in Gilze-Rijen and Deelen.

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De Bilt determines the national heat wave

If such temperatures are achieved at the measuring station in De Bilt, there is a national heat wave.

The nationwide heat wave in recent weeks is the longest ever recorded in the month of August. The old record set at the beginning of August 2004 was ten days. The longest measured national heat wave lasted a total of 16 days. This started on July 15, 2006.

The hottest day in De Bilt was Saturday, August 8, when it became 34.6 degrees. Never since the measurements began in 1901 were the temperatures so high on August 8.

See also: Five days hotter than 35 degrees, never seen since the start of measurements