As of Wednesday, August 8th 2018, the National Heat Plan is no longer in effect. The temperatures will be lower as of Wednesday. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, KNMI and RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment will remain vigilant to new periods of sustained heat.

The National Heat Plan was implemented in the provinces of Limburg, North Brabant, Gelderland, Utrecht, Overijssel and Drenthe from 2 August to 8 August. The plan comes into effect when a period of sustained heat is expected. Persistent warm weather poses a health risk for certain groups of people. Especially the elderly, people in care homes, chronically ill and overweight people are risk groups.

RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment also withdraws the warning for smog caused by ozone.