News of: Tuesday, December 29 2015,
December 2015 will become the first December without any temperatures below zero, since the measurements started in 1901.
December 2015 has been exceptionally warm, so far. Several species of butterflies have already been seen, and blooming daffodils have been spotted. These species normally wait until February/March. In the province of Limburg the first asparagus has been harvested (normally this happens a few months later).
The average temperature for the month will be 9.7 degrees Celsius. This is an all-time record, crushing the old record of 7.3 degrees, dating from 1974.
December 2015 is even warmer than the hottest March in the Netherlands (8.8 degrees in 1991) or an average April (9.2 degrees) in the Netherlands.
The beginning of January will be a bit cooler, but a real winter is not yet in sight.
No snow dolls yet in December 2015
This not yet seen in winter 2015