Thunderstorms and sunshine expected for King's Day

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A whole range of weather conditions is expected on King's Day in the Netherlands on Thursday. Weerplaza predicts a chance of rain showers, hail and thunderstorms, as well as blue skies and sunshine. 

According to the weather agency, the weather will vary greatly from place to place. One province may have thunderstorms, while the next one has sunshine. But the entire country can expect afternoon temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius or lower. 

Weerplaza also expects minimum temperatures to drop to freezing in some places on Wednesday night. King's Night celebrators and people who want to save a spot for the Vrijmarkt flea market are therefore advised to dress warmly. 

King's Day revelers in the west of the country will have better weather than people in the rest of the Netherlands. According to Weerplaza, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and The Hague will have more sunshine that Zwolle, Utrecht and Den Bosch. The Royal Family, who will be spending King's Day in Tilburg, are advised to take an umbrella. 

The days running up to King's Day are also expected to be cold for this time of year, with a chance of rain.