On Thursday morning the temperature at the national weather station in De Bilt dropped to -0.1 degrees Celsius, making today the first official below freezing day of the autumn, Weerplaza reports. This year's first official below freezing day is a bit early - usually temperatures drop below zero for the first time around November 3rd.
The first frost of the autumn happened in four places at once this year. Minimums dropped below zero in Gilze-Rijen, Eindhoven, Maastricht and Twente overnight. "With that the first ground frost after the summer is a fact", Weeronline reports.
The lowest temperature was measured at the weather station in Gilze-Rijen at -0.9 degrees. Minimums dropped to -0.4 degrees Celsius in Eindhoven and Maastricht, and in Twente the lowest temp of the night measured at -0.1 degrees.
Tonight will be a cold one in the Netherlands, with a solid chance of the first ground frost of the autumn making an appearance, Weerplaza expects.
The clouds are expected to clear up in large parts of the country, and the wind to die down. As a result, the temperature of the already fairly cold air can drop considerably. In the coldest parts of the country - the middle east and southeast - minimums will drop to around 2 degrees, possibly with frost on the ground.
The eastern parts of the Netherlands woke up to a frost covered landscape on Wednesday morning, for the second time this month. The minimum dropped to -0.7 degrees in Twente. "That is quite exceptional", Nicolien Kroon of Buienradar said to RTL Nieuws.
Summer seems to have temporarily fled the Netherlands. Where last week saw record high temperatures, residents of Eastern Netherlands woke up to a frost covered landscape on Thursday. At the former air base in Twente, a minimum of -1.6 degrees Celsius was measured - a record low for July, according to Weerplaza.
Just two days before the start of meteorological spring, temperatures in the Netherlands dropped to below -10 degrees for the first time this winter. A minimum of -10.1 was measured in Eindhoven overnight, Weeronline and Weerplaza report.
Temperatures below -10 degrees Celsius are considered severe frost. Leeuwarden and Enschede also came close to the severe frost line, with overnight temperatures of -9.5 and -9.6 respectively, according to Weerplaza.
The Netherlands is in for icy cold weather from the weekend, Weeronline expects. From Friday night, minimum temperatures will drop to between -5 and -8 degrees Celsius in large parts of the country. After the weekend some places may even see nighttime temperatures below -10.
Freezing air blown in from Siberia by a fairly strong east to northeasterly wind will turn the current cold nighttime temperatures to freezing by the weekend, according to the weather servuce. This can cause minimums as low as -12 degrees on Monday and Tuesday, with windchill dropping that to -15 degrees.
The first night frost of the season happened in Twente overnight. According to Weerplaza, the mercury dropped to 2.3 degrees Celsius in Twente, and a low temperature of -1.2 degrees was measured at 10 centimeters above the grass.
The first frost of the season happened a bit later than last year, when the first below 0 temperatures of autumn were measured on October 6th. In 2015 the first frost was in September already.
For the first time since 1996 frost blanketed De Bilt on Kings Night, according to weather agency Weeronline. And with minimum temperatures of -2 degrees measured at De Bit, this was the second coldest King's Night measured since 1949.
King's night was dry, fairly clear and really cold in most places. Only the coastal provinces saw some rain. Frost blanketed most of the country. The lowest temperature was measured at the Twenthe weather station, where it dropped to -3.4 degrees, a new record. That is the lowest temperature ever measured in the Netherlands on April 27th.
King's Night celebrators and flea market visitors and traders are advised to dress warmly tonight - minimum temperatures are expected to drop to freezing tonight, according to weather services Weerplaza and Weeronline.
A number of places woke up to frost this morning, and the same is expected for tonight. "King's Day self will be around 10 degrees. In addition the weather will be quite turbulent, with sun, clouds and a single rain shower. The days after that, the temperature rises and it becomes less volatile", Diana Woei of Weerplaza said to the Telegraaf.
After a mild start to April, it seems the Netherlands has been dropped back into winter. Tuesday night brought frost to large parts of the country, and many places across the Netherlands measured the coldest temperatures in decades, according to Weerplaza.
Traffic information service VID is expecting a tough evening rush hour in the Netherlands today due to the cold weather and people excited to get home for the Sinterklaas celebration .The VID expects the first traffic jam to hit around 3:30 p.m., about an hour earlier than usual, the Gelderlander reports.
Tuesday morning was a tough one for Jacques Snep from Vught. He turned on his wife's car to warm up so he can pick her up at the airport, went back into the house for a pee and came back out to find the car stolen, Omroep Brabant reports.
Snep left the car running to let the frosted over windows thaw a bit. He went inside to find a scraper, and as he was driving all the way to Zaventem airport, decided to go pee before the trip. In the bathroom he heard a car drive off. His neighbor, he thought.
Motorists on Dutch roads should be careful of icy roads on Wednesday morning, espeacially in the western parts of the country. A supply of relatively moist air from the sea is now frozen on the ground, Weeronline warns. Bridges and overpasses may be especially slippery.
Monday night was the coldest autumn night of this century for the Netherlands, with a minimum temperature of -6.6 degrees Celsius measured at De Bilt. The last time it was this cold was in the fall of 1998, when a minimum temperature of -8.5 degrees was measured, according to Weeronline.
The east of the country had an even colder night, with temperatures of -11.9 degrees measured in Enschede.
The first snow of the season hit the Netherlands on Monday night and during the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to Weeronline. Reports of wet snow or sleet came from Stiens in Friesland and Roodeschool in Groningen. Frost also triggered the first deployment of salt trucks this season, RTL reports.
Temperatures dropped to below zero in large parts of the Netherlands overnight. Gritters were mainly deployed in Noord-Holland, Friesland and Groningen. Roads,b ridges, viaducts and highway ramps may be slippery in these provinces, but also in the rest of the country.
The Netherlands can expect low temperatures more reminiscent of January than early November this week, according to Weeronline. Frost will appear in most places and there may even be some wet snow.
Today there will be a number of showers that can be accompanied by hail. There may be some sunshine during the afternoon, but it will be paired with a cold north-easterly wind. Afternoon temperatures will be around 6 or 7 degrees. Only Zeeland may reach 8 degrees
The Netherlands can expect some wintry weather next week. Weerplaza expects frost every night and if there is rain, it may very well be wet snow, the Telegraaf reports.
Some European countries already had their first snowfall of the season. And while last week the Netherlands still had mild temperatures between 13 and 16 degrees, this weekend the thermometer will barely rise over above 10 degrees.
Next week will be even colder with an additional charge of cold air heading our way. By mid next week maximum temperatures are expected to drop to only 5 degrees.
The first frost of the season fell in the Overijssel village of Heino overnight. At the Heino weather station temperatures dropped to -0.5 degrees during the early morning hours of Thursday
The mercury in Twente dropped to a very cold 0 degrees during the early hours of Thursday morning. This is the first time ever temperatures dropped so lo in the Netherlands during this time of the year, according to weather service Weeronline.
The Netherlands can expect freezing temperatures with snow and frost this week, according to the KNMI. The meteorological office issued a code yellow warning for slick roads for all of the Netherlands, in effect until noon on Monday.
Monday will be partly cloudy with a period of sunshine, and a weak to moderate southeasterly wind. Many places can expect light frost. Afternoon temperatures will be between 0 and -2 degrees.
Weather in the Netherlands may reach Summer temperatures after the weekend, weather services predict. Nights will still be frosty, however. Tuesday and Wednesday might be around 25 degrees, the Royal Meteorological Institute (KNMI) predicts.
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