More heavy winds on the way: Weather alert extended through Monday
The KNMI is again predicting heavy wind gusts across the country and has declared a code yellow warning for all provinces. The upcoming storm could cause damage on Sunday evening and Monday afternoon, but the wind is not expected to be as strong as during Storm Eunice, according to Weer.nl.
During the daytime on Sunday the wind will pick up again, with strong wind gusts of 75 to 100 kilometers per hour in the coastal provinces, which could climb to 110 to 120 kilometers per hour in the evening, according to KNMI. Inland regions could also see wind gusts of 75 to 100 kilometers per hour on Sunday evening. It will also rain on Sunday, according to Weer.nl. There will probably be another official storm along the west coast, on the IJsselmeer and in the Wadden area, which could reach a wind force 10, Weer.nl predicts.
The heaviest gusts of wind will disappear in the night leading up to Monday, but wind force 8 to 9 will remain at sea for a long time with gusts of between 90 and 100 kilometers per hour. On Monday, daytime wind gusts are possible from 75 to 80 kilometers per hour on land and around 90 kilometers per hour along the coast.
The stormy weather is related to a large low pressure area moving from the United Kingdom towards Denmark. When a cold front passes through in the evening, the chance of heavy wind gusts will temporarily increase throughout the country.
The code yellow warning comes after Storm Eunice passed through the Netherlands on Friday, bringing a code red warning and causing four deaths from fallen trees. The extensive damage from the storm is still being cleaned and flights and trains have not yet resumed their normal timetables.
Reporting by ANP