Strong winds in the Netherlands this morning; code yellow warning triggered
A code yellow weather warning for strong winds is currently in effect for most of the Netherlands. Only Friesland and Groningen are not affected. According to meteorological institute KNMI, the rest of the country can expect gusts of up to 90 kilometers per hour.
This could have consequences for traffic and outside activities, the KNMI warns. "Follow weather forecasts and warnings."
The strong winds may also affect plane and train traffic. The last time a strong winds warning was in effect last week, Schiphol had to cancel 175 flights.
NS is also experiencing problems due to the wind. An object blown onto the overhead means that there are no trains between Roosendaal and Oudenbosch at present. Travelers on that route can travel via 's-Hertogenbosch. Delays of over an hour can be expected. NS hopes to have the problem solved by 10:00 a.m. This problem is also affecting the Roosendaal to Antwerp Central route, where up to 30 minutes of delays can be expected.
No intercity trains are traveling between Rotterdam Central Station and Breda due to the strong winds. Travelers on that route should detour via Dordrecht and can expect up to 30 minutes delay, according to NS. And fewer trains are traveling between Den Haag Centraal and Breda. Here too delays of up to 30 minutes can be expected.
According to KNMI, the winds should die down during the course of the morning.