A drop in temperatures across could lead to some scattered light snowfall in the Netherlands from late Thursday night into Saturday, according to the nation’s official meteorology office KNMI. The snow is expected to first show around the end of Thursday in the northeast of the country.
Dutch meteorological office KNMI terminated its warnings for icy roads in the northeast of the country. The weather office was joined by motorist association ANWB and infrastructure agency Rijkswaterstaat in calls for drivers to stay off the roads in the provinces of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe.
Thursday morning is again starting out with icy roads in the northern provinces of the Netherlands, with a code red warning in effect for Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen until 11:00 a.m. For the rest of the country there were predictions of fog and limited visibility. But so far the traffic problems seem to be at a minimum.
A code red warning is currently in effect for the northern provinces of Drenthe, Groningen and Friesland due to black ice and slippery roads. National weather service KNMI warns motorists to stay off the road as far as they can manage it and to keep an eye on weather forecasts and traffic information.
The icy roads in the northern provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe mean that dairy producer FrieslandCampina is having trouble collecting milk. So far this resulted in 450 farmers forced to dump a total of between 4 and 5 million liters of milk in the manure pit
Dozens of schools in Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe and Overijssel are closed today due to the icy weather and slippery roads
The icy weather in the northern parts of the Netherlands is taking its toll on the residents. Emergency rooms are working on overdrive to deal with injuries caused by slippery roads and sidewalks, mostly involving broken bones and bruises
The KNMI issued a code red warning for black ice and slick roads in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. Do not drive if it is not strictly necessary. The warning is in effect from 5:00 a.m. until noon.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued a code orange warning for black ice and slick roads in Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe and the Waddenzee area. The code orange warning will be in effect from 7:00 p.m. on Monday to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Large parts of the provinces Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe are covered in about 1 to 2 centimeters of snow. Motorists are warned to be careful of slick roads.
The police once again had their hands full with burglaries over the Christmas days. Numerous burglars were arrested across the Netherlands between December 24th and December 26th and many more burglaries were reported, though there was not a remarkable increase in the number of burglaries compared to the same period in previous years.
More than half of the unemployed over 55-year-olds in the Netherlands can not find a new job before their unemployment benefits run out, according to figures NU got from LocalFocus and benefits agency UWV of the period 2013 to November 2015.
The autumn storm that raged over the Netherlands on Sunday, brought strong winds with it that reached speeds of between 100 and 120 kilometers per hour at its peak on Sunday night. The storm prompted the KNMI to issue a code orange warning for extreme weather conditions for Noord-Holland and the northern provinces.
The five Dutch pedophiles arrested in the massive international child pornography case, were all convicted and sentenced to between two years of juvenile detention and five years in prison.
A joint investigation between the Dutch National Police, the American FBI and an Australian investigation team led to the dismantling of a massive child porn site. A total of 303 suspects, 5 of them Dutch, were arrested.
Most schools in the Netherlands will be keeping Zwarte Piet in his traditional appearance during the Sinterklaas celebrations this year and in the years to come. About 34 percent of respondents find the racism debate surrounding the Sinterklaas helper not a concern for their own organizations, with 32 percent saying they do not find the character discriminatory, a survey of teachers by general education association AOb revealed on Tuesday.
A code yellow weather alert was issued for much of the Netherlands on Sunday morning as fog blanketed the country. The alert was scheduled for 8am to 11am, the national meteorological agency KNMI stated.
The teenager that was wounded in the shooting on Marga Klompelaan in Amsterdam on Thursday night, is 19 year old Semih K. He one of several suspect in the 2013 murder of 35 year old Omar Kourrich
The appearance of Zwarte Piet will only be adjusted in the city of Rotterdam itself, the rest of the Rotterdam area will be keeping Sinterklaas' helper in his traditional outfit and blackface makeup. Other Dutch municipalities are also sticking to the tradition.
The leader of the motorcycle gang No Surrender's Amsterdam branch, Brian Dalfour, was found killed in a small house in the remote Noord-Brabant village of Wagenberg, the gang announced on Facebook. Police arrested a 39-year-old Belgian man and an unidentified 46-year-old man with no fixed address in connection with the murders of Dalfour and Muljaim Nadzak, 34, from Macedonia.
People in the Netherlands who use the roadways to get to work can expect a more challenging commute than normal, as dense fog is expected to blanket a good portion of the country. The provinces of Noord- and Zuid-Holland, Friesland and Gelderland are all covered by a code yellow weather warning issued by the Dutch meteorological agency KNMI.
Roughly 630 of the 2,400 municipalities across the Netherlands no longer have their own school, as a rapid decline in the number of pupils has led many small-town schools to shut their doors for good. The northern province of Friesland is seeing the most contraction, with 185 villages having no schools there, according to newspaper AD.
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in a sandcastle, it is time to visit Oss in Noord-Brabant. The second sand castle hotel in the world has just opened at the Sand Sculpture Festival Brabant. The first sand hotel opened in Sneek, Friesland, where a sand sculpture festival is also taking place.
Home sales increased across all types of properties and in all provinces in the Netherlands in July. A total of 18,442 homes were registered as sold in July this year, an increase of 32.7 percent compared to July 2014 and an increase of 21.6 percent compared to June 2015.