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Windy day at Schiphol Airport
Jan 18 '18 12:34

Schiphol announced that air traffic will gradually restart from around noon after all flights were suspended for 45 minutes due to hurricane strength winds. 

Arrivals at Schiphol were expected to resume at 12:10 p.m., Eurocontrol said citing the strong winds. Arriving flights were put in a holding pattern beginning at 11:20 a.m. “Very high delays all afternoon”, the European air traffic control monitor stated.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Jan 18 '18 11:30

Hurricane-force winds in the Netherlands forced the shutdown of nearly all train service, all Schiphol air traffic, and several local tram services on Thursday. The NS made the decision to stop the trains as damage reports on the railways and at train stations kept coming in, the NS said.

Truck blown over on the A50 near Heteren, 18 Jan 2018
Jan 18 '18 10:56

Dutch infrastructure department Rijkswaterstaat is warning motorists to stay off the roads as strong winds brought by a western storm rage over the country. A code red weather warning is in effect for large parts of the country. The emergency call center is jammed up with people calling about storm damage. The police call on people in the Netherlands to only use emergency number 112 to report actual emergencies.

A plane approaches Schiphol Airport
Jan 18 '18 10:16

A western storm drawing over the Netherlands today is causing increasing disruption to flight traffic. So far 268 flights scheduled to arrive or depart from Schiphol Airport have been canceled and there are numerous delays. "Please expect delays for departing flights of up to 30 minutes", the Amsterdam airport warns. "Our flight schedule will be disrupted for the rest of the day."

At this stage 81 departures from Schiphol are delayed. And delays are reported on 220 arrivals, including flights that already landed. 

Bikes blown over in Amsterdam, 18 Jan 2018
Jan 18 '18 09:28

Meteorological institute KNMI intensified its storm warning to code red for large parts of the Netherlands. Wind gusts can peak at 140 kilometer per hour locally, KNMI warns. 

The code red warning applies to the provinces of Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Utrecht, Flevoland, Overijssel, Gelderland, and the IJsselmeer area. A code orange warning is in effect for the rest of the country. 

A truck trailer toppled on the A9 near the Badhoevedorp junction, 18 Jan 2018
Jan 18 '18 09:08

Meteorological institute extended its code orange storm warning to the entire country. Traffic information services are reporting increasing problems on the roads due to accidents and bridges closing due to the strong winds.

The dike between Enkhuizen and Lelystad is currently closed to freight traffic and cars pulling trailers due to the weather. The Oosterscheldekering will be closed to all traffic between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

A thin layer of snowfall in Groningen
Jan 18 '18 08:25

Weather conditions in the Netherlands today range from snow in Groningen to temperatures as high as 10 degrees in the south of the country, according to meteorological institute KNMI.

A Rikswaterstaat vehicle warning road users to be careful during stormy conditions
Jan 18 '18 08:05

A western storm is set to hit the Netherlands this morning. A code orange weather warning for very strong winds is in effect for all provinces except the northern ones, where a code yellow warning is in place. Road users in Groningen are also warned to beware of icy roads. All forms of traffic will be affected by the storm, with canceled flights, fewer trains, and more traffic.

Police officer at a train station
Jan 17 '18 17:13

A full slate of train cancellations were announced on Thursday due to severe storms expected to hit the country. Crowded trains and longer travel times were likely to be a nuisance for many commuters, the national railway NS said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon, advising train riders to follow service updates online for the latest information.

Wind whips through the flags along the Damrak in Amsterdam, 17 Jan 2018
Jan 17 '18 15:05

A western storm will hit the Netherlands on Thursday, bringing with it strong winds. Gusts of up to 130 kilometers per hour are expected in the western coastal provinces. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code orange weather warning for the whole country, starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through to 2:00 p.m. A code yellow warning is in effect for the rest of the day.

Windy day at Schiphol Airport
Jan 17 '18 14:39

A massive 230 flights arriving at and departing from Schiphol Airport on Thursday have already been canceled in anticipation of a massive storm expected to hit the Netherlands. Delays are also expected throughout the day. Travelers are advised to keep an eye on Schiphol's or their airline's website for actual flight times. 

Icy road
Jan 17 '18 07:27

Winter showers and snow falling over night, combined with low temperatures, mean that the roads may be treacherously icy this morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the entire Netherlands. 

Motorists are warned to drive carefully this morning. "Adjust your driving behavior", the KNMI says. Slow down and keep a safe following distance. "Follow weather reports and warnings." The iciness is expected to melt away by noon.

Traffic
Jan 16 '18 15:06

The prospect of slippery roads prompted the Dutch national weather service, KNMI, to issue another Code Yellow weather warning. The caution is in effect across the Netherlands from 4 p.m. on Tuesday through noon on Wednesday.

Snow is also possible in the center of the country, and continuing to the east and south. The eastern provinces have the highest likelihood for icy roadways overnight, but with winter showers expected everywhere in the Netherlands drivers were told to be particularly careful.

Jan 12 '18 14:05

In 2017 the average sea level was 11cm above the NAP (Normal Amsterdam's Peil). That is 2cm higher that the former record year, 2007. 
Fedor Baart, spokesperson of the research institute Deltares explained the phenomenon to newspaper de Volkskrant.

The sea level expert explained that the record is not surprising at all: "Since 1890 the waters along the coasts are rising about 2mm per year, because of the melting of the polar ices and the glaciers, together with the rise in temperature of the seas."

Milieudefensie and Groningen residents dump fracking earthquake rubble in front of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague, 26 Oct 2017
Jan 11 '18 12:58

The Centrum Veilig Wonen (CVW), the Dutch official contact point related to earthquake damage, counted 1311 damage reports filed after the earthqueke that struck in Zeerijp last Monday. Around 200 damage reports come from the municipality of Zeerijp.

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the province of Groningen on Monday afternoon. It has been the hardest earthquake in Groningen since 2012. The KNMI meterology agency qualified the earthquake as "heavy". 

A foggy road
Jan 11 '18 08:20

The national weather agency KNMI issued a Code Yellow weather warning for dense fog on Thursday morning. The warning was still in effect across several Dutch provinces as the morning rush hour began.

“Fog can be treacherous due to its sudden occurrence,” KNMI stated. Visibility was expected to be lower than 200 meters during the warning, in place until 11 a.m. The fog warning covered the entirety of Utrecht, Zeeland, and Zuid-Holland. It also was issued for the Wadden Sea islands. 

Wind knocks over bikes in Amsterdam
Jan 4 '18 08:52

After a brief 24-hour respite, very windy weather is expected to return to the Netherlands on Thursday afternoon, causing a challenging rush hour period in Rotterdam, Leiden, Den Haag, and Maastricht. The wind adds an extra problem where a regional public transportation strike is in effect through 11 p.m.

Pedestrians fight the wind in Amsterdam, 3 Jan 2018
Jan 3 '18 10:19

Meteorological institute KNMI increased its storm warning for Wednesday from a code yellow to a code orange for the provinces of Noord-Holland, Flevoland, Friesland, and the Wadden islands. Very strong winds up to 130 kilometers are expected.

A code yellow warning is still in effect for the rest of the country. 

Jan 3 '18 07:30

The first storm of the year is hitting the Netherlands today. A code yellow weather warning is in effect for the entire country. Meteorological institute KNMI warns of gusts of wind that can reach up to 110 kilometers per hour. 

Luggage check at Schiphol airport
Jan 2 '18 16:45

Some 59 flights scheduled to depart on Wednesday from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport were cancelled with wind gusts expected to top 110 kilometers per hour that day. All departures were scheduled to take off between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.

A further 59 arrivals, set to land on Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. were also scrapped.

Cold morning in Rietlandpark in Amsterdam Oost, 7 Dec 2017
Jan 2 '18 08:50

Heavy gusts of winds reaching 110 kilometers per hour are predicted for Tuesday night, in advance of even fiercer gales during the Wednesday morning rush hour. A code yellow weather warning was already in place for the first storm of 2018 a full 24 hours in advance of its expected arrival, national meteorological office KNMI announced.

Tourists line up for canal boat tours in Amsterdam
Dec 30 '17 12:23

Periodic rain showers could dampen New Year's celebrations on Sunday night and Monday morning, according to several weather forecasts for the Netherlands. Southern border provinces can expect high temperatures of 13 degrees, while the rest of the country could peak at 12 degrees, the Dutch national weather service KNMI stated. This could break the New Year's Day warm weather record of 12.3 degrees set in 2006.

An icy road in Amsterdam, 12 Dec 2017
Dec 29 '17 07:51

Motorists are warned to be careful of slippery roads this morning, caused by wet areas on the roads freezing overnight. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the entire country.

"Adjust your driving behavior", the KNMI warns. Slow down and keep a safe following distance. "Follow weather reports and warnings." The iciness should melt away by around 10:00 a.m.

Christmas tree
Dec 25 '17 07:23

Christmas day in the Netherlands will be predominantly cloudy with some light rain in the morning, according to meteorological institute KNMI. There is no chance of snow.

Afternoon temperatures will climb to a relatively mild 9 degrees Celsius. And a moderate to strong south-westerly wind will blow in the afternoon.

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