Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:02
Hail, Thunderstorm warning issued for evening rush hour
The Netherlands Royal Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is warning for dangerous weather later in the afternoon. Thunder storms could spread over the entire country, and there could also be hail. The KNMI is therefore issuing a code yellow (possible dangerous weather) for the entire country. The West could experience heavy thunder storms and possibly also strong gusts of wind in the evening. This warning follows a bout of warm weather. The KNMI is also expecting warm temperatures for today. Today might be the first summer day of the year in the Netherlands. A country-wide summer's day is dependent on when the temperature in De Bilt reaches higher than 25 degrees. This could happen this afternoon between 1 and 2 p.m. There are three codes that the KNMI uses for weather warnings: yellow, orange and red. Yellow means the weather might cause dangerous circumstances. Not exceptional. Avoid risks. Code orange means exceptional weather is expected. Damage and accidents can happen. Core red means exceptionally intense weather circumstances. Large scale damage and accidents are very possible.