Storms, rain heading to Netherlands; code yellow warning triggered

Cloudy day along Entrepotkade, Amsterdam Oost, 4 Sept 2018
Cloudy day along Entrepotkade, Amsterdam Oost, 4 Sept 2018Photo: Zachary Newmark / NL Times

Storms are heading to the southern and central parts of the Netherlands on Tuesday afternoon. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning.

The warning is in place for Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Gelderland, Utrecht, Noord-Brabant, and Zeeland from 3:00 p.m. until the evening.

"Chance of thunderstorms with lots of rain in a short time", the KNMI warns. "Traffic and outside activities may be hindered. Avoid open water and open areas, do not shelter under trees. Follow weather reports and warnings."

Maximum temperatures for Tuesday will range between 22 degrees on the coast and up to 27 degrees inland. Wednesday will see similar maximums, and a chance of rain and thunderstorms in the south. Thursday will be cooler with maximums around 19 degrees.