Fog reducing visibility on Dutch roads; code yellow warning triggered

Foggy morning on Zeeburgerkade in Amsterdam Oost, 27 Sept 2017
Foggy morning on Zeeburgerkade in Amsterdam Oost, 27 Sept 2017Photo: Zachary Newmark / NL Times

Dense fog banks are reducing visibility in many places across the Netherlands on Monday morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning. Public works department Rijkswaterstaat call on motorists to drive with their headlights on, so they can be seen by other traffic.

KNMI expects that the fog should dissipate during the second half of the morning. Until then, visibility is limited to less than 200 meters in many places. "Dangerous driving conditions due to poor visibility. Adjust your speed and keep safe following distance", the meteorological institute said.

By around 7:00 a.m. on Monday there were already a dozen traffic jams on Dutch roads, according to newspaper AD. Salvage work was being done on the A10 at Amsterdam Watergraafsmeer, and there were also delays on the A1 and on the A4 towards Amsterdam.

The weather will improve during the course of the day. The sun will break through more often, though there is still a chance of drizzle in some places, according to Weerplaza. Maximum temperatures will range between 13 and 16 degrees. Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be dry and mild, according to the weather service. The rest of the week will be cooler with a higher chance of rain.