Tolerable weather conditions for traditional New Years Dive
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Mild winter conditions provided optimal temperatures this year for the traditional ‘Nieuwjaarsduik’ (New Years Dive); an event which involves plunging into publicly accessible waters. Inhabitants of some dozen regions took part immersing themselves in median temperatures of 8 degrees Celsius.
Last year was surprisingly warmer when temperatures were measured to be 12 °C. The coldest New Years Dive in the last two decades was recorded in 1997 when temperatures reached -10 °C.
Source: RTV Utrecht