Monday, April 7, 2014 - 13:41
KNMI issues code yellow weather warning
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute issues a code yellow warning for Monday, with a risk of "dangerous weather." Heavy thunder with hail and strong winds will chase the mild weather of the season away in the afternoon. Marco Verhoef, weatherman from Weeplaza says that "there is no reason to panic", but that the weather warning is fair. In the morning, occasional sunshine and temperatures between 16 and 20 degrees celsius continue the mild weather for the time of the year. During the afternoon, however, a cold front will come in, followed by several showers pulling from West to East over the country. The showers will be joined by thunder and hail in some places. The wind can blow to up to 80 kilometers per hour. "Locally, a wind gust can become quite heavy. It is a situation in which to be alert, especially during the showers and in traffic. But there is absolutely no reason to panic", Marco Verhoef emphasizes. "These kinds of situations, with a few heavy thunder storms happen more often. And the heavy showers will not last hours. If you come across one of these, then it rages for 20 minutes, and then it's over." On Tuesday, there will still be some rain, but not as heavy. It will be cooler, however. On Monday, temperatures can still reach 20 degrees, whereas on Tuesday, the highest temperature might be 11. "A hefty fall back; quite particular, but in this kind of situation not unusual." Wednesday and Thursday, the weather will reach maximum temperatures of 14 degrees, and the skies will be partially clouded.