July 25, 2019 / 1:07 PM / a month ago

Dutch measure record temperature of 39.4 degrees Celsius - KNMI

AMSTERDAM, July 25 (Reuters) - Temperatures in the Netherlands reached a record high of 39.4 degrees Celsius (102.9 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday, breaking the record set a day earlier, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said.

The KNMI earlier announced a new record of 41.7 C, but moments later said the measurement was not credible.

Temperatures were still rising after the measurement of 39.4 degrees, KNMI said.

Until Wednesday, when temperatures peaked at 39.3 degrees, the Dutch national heat record had stood at 38.6 degrees since the summer of 1944. (Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Alison Williams)

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