News - March 10, 2005

Weather record lost

The weather station of the Meteorology and Air Quality chair group in Wageningen lost its national weather record last Friday. The record for the coldest March night – minus 18.7 degrees Celsius – had stood since 7 March 1971 and was recorded by the weather station in the Haarweg. During the night from Thursday to Friday 4 March a new low was recorded at the KNMI-weather station at Markenesse in the Noordoost Polder: minus 20.7 degrees Celsius. It was very cold that night in Wageningen as well, but due to the mist the thermometer only showed minus 16.3 degrees. / GvM