Frozen over creek in Amsterdam - Zeeburger Island, Jan 17th, 2016 (Photo: Zachary Newmar/NL Times) - Credit: Frozen over creek in Amsterdam - Zeeburger Island, Jan 17th, 2016 (Photo: Zachary Newmar/NL Times)
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 09:02
Freezing temps bring snow, frost, slick roads
The Netherlands can expect freezing temperatures with snow and frost this week, according to the KNMI. The meteorological office issued a code yellow warning for slick roads for all of the Netherlands, in effect until noon on Monday. Monday will be partly cloudy with a period of sunshine, and a weak to moderate southeasterly wind. Many places can expect light frost. Afternoon temperatures will be between 0 and -2 degrees. Temperatures will take a sharp drop on Monday night. The minimum will range from just below freezing in the Wadden area to around -10 with severe frost in the east and northeast of the country. Tuesday will be cloudy, with snow entering the Wadden area around noon and slowly moving southward. The west of the country can expect more snow or sleet around the afternoon and evening. Inland temperatures will remain below zero, the coastal areas just above freezing. De Bilt frosted over at 6.5 degrees during the early hours of Monday morning - the first moderate frost in the Netherlands this season, according to Weeronline. The last moderate frost in De Bilt was on February 7th last year.