Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 08:52
Wind, sun and snow predicted Christmas week
Wind, clouds and drizzle will give way for sun, a few showers and much less wind during the Christmas days. The temperature will drop at the same time. On Saturday there is a chance of snow and storms. Today a frontal system will move from north to south across the Netherlands with rain lasting several hours throughout the country. There will be heavy winds at first, but after the passage of the rain the wind will decrease slightly and the sun will break through. Temperatures will rise to between 8 and 10 degrees. The sun will shine now and then on Christmas Day, but there will also be vast cloud fields While dry weather will mostly prevail, there is a chance of a few showers. The atmosphere will be cold enough in the afternoon and evening to deliver a shower with sleet or hail. A moderate to occasionally strong wind along the coast will be blowing from west to north west. Temperatures will be between 6 and 8 degrees. A few scattered wintry showers are possible in the night to Boxing Day (second Christmas day). Temperatures will drop to around or slightly below freezing. The roads can therefore become slick. The sun will shine regularly on Boxing Day and it will remain mostly dry. In the afternoon the temperatures will be between 4 and 6 degrees and there will be a calm breeze. The weather will worsen on Saturday. All weather models show a storm depression occurring near Scotland on Boxing Day. It is still uncertain how the depression will move, but there are two likely scenarios. Both scenarios mean increasing wind, rain and most likely snow for the Netherlands.