In the east of Holland, rare July ground frost was measured overnight Wednesday into Thursday as an anomalous cold front replaces Europe’s 3-days of heat.
At the former Twente airbase, the temperature plunged to -1.6C (29F) on July 04, which, according to Weerplaza weather agency, was a new all-time record-low for the month of July, for the east of the country.
The previous low was -1.5C (29.3F) measured in Gilze and Rijen on July 01, 1984 (solar minimum of cycle 21).
July ground frost has only occurred six times since measurements began in 1971 — a few of the previous occasions were on the 9th and 10th of July 2015, and before that you have to go back to July 1984.
The cold times are returning, as the sun enters its next Grand Solar Minimum cycle:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift