Approaching storms trigger code yellow weather warning

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A large part of the Netherlands can expect rain and storms from early this afternoon, especially the central and northern parts of the country. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning, taking effect from 1:00 p.m.

Rainfall of up to 30 millimeters can be expected locally. There's also a chance of lightning, hail and strong winds. "Traffic and outside activities may be hindered", according to the KNMI. "Avoid open water and open areas, don't shelter under trees."

The stormy weather will slowly move to the north through the course of the day. From tonight, the southern parts of the Netherlands will be dry again.

Weerplaza expects occasional showers and some sunshine for the rest of the week. Maximum temperatures will be around 20 degrees.