Strong coastal winds this weekend will die down next week
The Netherlands can expect another cloudy and somewhat windy weekend, but the good news is that the wind should let up by Monday. The southwest wind on Saturday will be moderate for most of the country, with sustained winds of up to 29 kilometers per hour, but the wind will be stronger along the northern coast and IJsselmeer, said KMNI, the Dutch meteorological office. Wind speed could reach 50 kph in parts of Noord-Holland.
Saturday will be a cloudy day with localized drizzle that could develop into light rain showers. This pattern continues over the weekend, though the sun will break through the clouds periodically on Sunday.
The overnight period leading into Saturday morning will dip down to four degrees Celsius in the east, and nine degrees in the northwest. "Afternoon temperature will be around or slightly above the long-term average," said the weather service. The maximum temperature is expected to be about 11 degrees.
The temperature could even be a few degrees warmer on Sunday, but the wind will pick up to about 38 kph. Overnight, the temperature should drop to eight degrees.
The wind should die down a bit on Monday with temperatures hovering around 11 to 12 degrees during the afternoon. It should remain that way most of the week, though a damp, chilly overnight is likely on Wednesday and Thursday. The chance of precipitation remains higher than the chance of sunshine each day of next week except possibly on Wednesday.
From Friday on, the weather should remain calm and stable, the KNMI said, with some dryer days ahead. Fog can continue to be an issue overnight, as can frost.