The first local frost of this autumn was measured in the night from Saturday to Sunday, reports Weather online. At 1.40 a.m., the mercury dropped to -0.4 degrees at the Twenthe weather station in Enschede.
The last time it was freezing somewhere in our country was on May 16. In Hupsel, Gelderland, the mercury dropped to -0.3 degrees.
On the ground, it reached light frost in more places in the night from Saturday to Sunday. The lowest temperature at a height of 10 centimeters was also measured at the Twenthe weather station. The temperature dropped to -3.0 degrees at that altitude. The temperature could drop even further in the coming hours.
On September 20 it froze on the ground for the first time since spring. Twenthe also had the scoop then.
On average, it comes to local frost for the first time on 23 October in the Netherlands. Last year, the first local frost occurred on October 29. In Eelde, Drenthe, the mercury dropped to -0.4 degrees.
In 1971 it was already freezing on September 15
September 15, 1971 is the earliest ever date for the first local frost. In Gelderland, Deelen, a temperature of -0.1 degrees was then measured. A day later it came to frost in several places, including in De Bilt. This made it the earliest official frost day after the summer.
In 2000 it took the longest before freezing somewhere in the country. Only on December 16 did the temperature in the south of the country drop below 0.