Warm to hot weather expected for the coming days prompted national health institute RIVM to activate the National Heat Plan for the entire Netherlands. The RIVM calls on citizens to pay extra attention to remaining cool and hydrated, and to make sure vulnerable people with health problems do the same.
Despite reasonably warm temperatures, the Netherlands had a statistically poor summer, according to meteorological institute KNMI. The country had far fewer sunny days than average and it rained almost every day.
Sunshine and warm days lie ahead for the Netherlands this week, according to meteorological institute KNMI. Afternoon temperatures will be around 22 degrees and my reach up to 24 degrees on Thursday and Friday.
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.
Many Amsterdam residents were woken up by storms rolling through the city early on Tuesday morning. These early morning storms seem to be the signal for cool, rainy days ahead for the Netherlands.
The A58 highway is closed near Tilburg in the direction of Breda on Friday morning due to an accident involving several cars. Traffic information service ANWB reports that people were injured, though how many people and the extent of their injuries are unclear. Emergency services are on site.
Five people were injured at the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse on Wednesday when storms broke out over parts of Gelderland. Only one of the injuries was serious enough to need hospital treatment
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for persistent heat in Noord-Brabant, Limburg, Gelderland and Overijssel, where temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius can be expected on Wednesday. The rest of the country can also expect a tropically warm day with temperatures above 30 degrees.
Afternoon temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius in the coming days triggered the National Heat Plan for the provinces of Gelderland, Overijssel, Noord-Brabant and Limburg. National public health institute RIVM advises residents and visitors to these provinces to be prepared and stay cool
The Netherlands can expect proper summer weather this week, according to weather agencies in the country. On Wednesday afternoon temperatures in the entire country should reach at least 30 degrees Celsius.
Storms that started in the Randstad during the early morning hours of Thursday caused around 20 million euros worth of damage, according to the first estimation by the Dutch Association of Insurers. Damage includes for example water damage due to flooding and fallen trees, ANP reports.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code orange weather warning for heavy rain and flooding for the western parts of the Netherlands. This code orange comes on top of the code yellow warning of thunder storms already in effect for the entire country.
The Netherlands can expect a difficult rush hour on Thursday morning due to rain and flooded roads. Meteorological institute issued a code yellow storm warning for the entire country.
The eastern parts of the Netherlands can expect more storms on Monday afternoon. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for Overijssel, Gelderland, Noord Brabant and Limburg, effective between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
The heavy rainfalls of the past days put a dike in the German city of Hamminkeln, just across the border from Zevenaar, under so much pressure that it could break at any moment. If the dike in the Issel river is breached it would flood the A3 highway making traffic between Arnhem and Oberhausen impossible
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for thunderstorms in the Netherlands for the sixth day in a row on Thursday. The storms are expected to hit the eastern parts of the country during the afternoon and evening.
On Wednesday morning fog is reducing visibility in some areas of the Netherlands. A code yellow warning is currently in effect in Zeeland, Noord-Brabant and Zuid-Holland. According to the KNMI, fog banks are reducing visibility to less than 200 meters. The fog should clear up during the course of the morning.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning for severe storms in most of the Netherlands on Monday. The storms may be accompanied by hail, rain and strong winds, according to the institute.
Large parts of the Netherlands can expect a foggy rush hour this morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for low visibility due to fog and fog banks.
A very rainy start to the week is leading to a difficult rush hour on Monday morning. By 7:00 a.m. traffic information service VID already reported three long traffic jams on Dutch highways.
Those enjoying the current nice weather in the Netherlands should make the most of it this week. Cold, wintry weather is expected for the weekend, according to Weeronline.
Weather forecasters are cautiously optimistic about the potential for summer temperatures to arrive in the Netherlands by the weekend. A high temperature of 25 degrees is expected inland on Saturday, with coastal temperatures likely to peak at 22 degrees, national meteorological agency KNMI predicted.
One driver was killed in an accident when a hailstorm hit traffic on the A6 between Lelystad and Emmeloord on Thursday morning. There were collisions on both sides of the highway and the road is closed in both directions, according to traffic information service ANWB.