The Netherlands is the hottest country in all of Europe on Thursday.
By Jelte Stol / Translation by Traci White
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) predicts temperatures to exceed 30 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country, making it the hottest 19 April since KNMI began keeping records.
Emmen.nu writes that KNMI is forecasting the hottest conditions to be in Brabant and Limburg, but it will also feel like summer in the northern provinces. Beaches are expected to be busy as people try to beat the heat, but the Dutch Rescue Team (Reddingsbrigade Nederland) is warning beach goers that water temperatures remain very low. Cold water increases the risk of hypothermia and cramps for swimmers.