Code orange in four provinces on Saturday due to extreme heat


The KNMI will announce code orange for the provinces of Limburg, Gelderland, North Brabant and Zeeland on Saturday.

That let the weather institute know. The KNMI expects “extreme heat” in the southern provinces, with temperatures of around 35 degrees. Locally, the mercury in the south can even rise to 37 degrees. The warning starts on Saturday morning and lasts until Sunday evening.

“Pay extra care and attention to vulnerable people in your area. Take measures: drink enough. Keep yourself and your home cool. Limit physical exertion. Take water with you on a trip, ”advises KNMI.

Crowds on beaches

The warm weather can cause crowds on the roads to the beaches. On Friday it was very busy at Zandvoort, Bloemendaal, Velsen, Noordwijk, Katwijk, Wassenaar, Hoek van Holland and Goeree-Overflakkee. In Rotterdam, all parking spaces at Kralingse Bos are closed on Saturday, because it was too busy on Friday. The road through the forest is also closing. Three boulevards in Vlissingen are closed on Saturday and Sunday. Only cyclists and pedestrians are allowed to drive over it.

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The new national heat wave started last Wednesday. According to, no fewer than seven or eight days of tropical heat are on the way. It is expected to be warmer than 30 degrees for at least a week.

As soon as it is warmer than 30 degrees for eight days in a row, that would mean an absolute record. This has never happened before in the Netherlands since 1901. The current longitude record was measured in 1941 and 1975, when there were six tropical days.

Editorial office / ANP


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