Monday will be wet and dreary in the Netherlands, with thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for all provinces except Noord-Holland, Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe and the Wadden islands.
Multiple fires were caused by lightning strikes while thunderstorms raged across the Netherlands on Wednesday. No one was hurt in the fires. An 18-year-old student was struck by lightning at a military base in Ossendrecht. He was admitted to a burns center in Antwerp with burns and severe damage to his lungs, his school reported.
Some 72,500 lightning flashes were counted in Dutch skies while thunderstorms moved across the country on Wednesday night and during the early hours of Thursday morning, according to Weeronline. The storms also brought with them heavy downpours and strong winds.
The showers started on Wednesday evening above the northern parts of France and then melted together into a large storm complex, according to the weather service. The storms reached the south of the Netherlands late in the evening and then moved across the country in a north to northwesterly direction.
A code orange weather warning was issued on Tuesday afternoon affecting the south and southwest of the country. The warning is for severe thunderstorms and winds that were expected to gust at over 100 kilometers per hour, according to the national weather agency KNMI.
Hail and heavy rains were predicted throughout much of the country, which could also see lightning and heavy wind gusts.
Stormy weather caused a lot of problems in the eastern parts of the Netherlands on Sunday. Streets in multiple towns flooded and a lightning strike brought train traffic between Zwolle and Olst to a halt. Lightning strikes also caused a number of small fires, RTL Nieuws reports.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the eastern half of the Netherlands on Sunday, warning of lightning strikes and large amounts of rainfall. Some places also faced large hailstones.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in the Netherlands on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Storms accompanied by strong winds and hail are expected to cause traffic problems during evening rush hour.
The code yellow warning is in effect for the entire country, starting on the west coast from 4:00 p.m. The storms are expected to leave through the north east of the country around midnight.
A large part of the Netherlands can expect rain and storms from early this afternoon, especially the central and northern parts of the country. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning, taking effect from 1:00 p.m.
Rainfall of up to 30 millimeters can be expected locally. There's also a chance of lightning, hail and strong winds. "Traffic and outside activities may be hindered", according to the KNMI. "Avoid open water and open areas, don't shelter under trees."
Thunderstorms that pulled across the Netherlands on Thursday night caused a number of problems. Lighting strikes resulted in fires in several places, as well as some disruptions to train traffic. Rock band Bløf's concert had to be paused for around 20 minutes due to the weather, NOS reports.
Fires in Tilburg, Zwijndrecht, Weesp, Wijk bij Duurstede and Naarden are all believed to be caused by lightning strikes. Lightning is also believed to be behind a big fire in a pig company in Heeswijk-Dinther, according to Omroep Brabant. Two barns burnt down, killing around 4 thousand sows.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning due to thunderstorms expected to hit the Netherlands later this afternoon. The storms may be accompanied by lighting strikes, hail and strong winds, the KNMI warns.
The weather warning covers all provinces except Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe. The thunder storms will hit the southern provinces first and then move northwards across the country. The code yellow warning is effective from 3:00 p.m. until early Friday morning.
A stormy afternoon is ahead for the Netherlands today. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning, warning of thunderstorms and strong winds starting along the southwestern coast around noon.
Not all of the Netherlands will contend with both storms and winds, some provinces can look forward to only thunderstorms and others to only wind. Either way, the weather is expected to be unpleasant.
The Netherlands can expect thunderstorms accompanied by strong winds, lightning strikes and hail on Tuesday afternoon. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the entire Netherlands, starting on the southwest coast at noon on Tuesday and spreading across the rest of the country during the course of the afternoon.
The storms and heavy rainfalls that hit the Netherlands in July last year regionally resulted in a significant increase in fire damage claims received by Dutch insurers. While the total number of fire claims for 2015 is about the same as 2014, the peaks happened in provinces affected by the summer storms, according to the Risk Monitor for Property Fire, the Telegraaf reports.
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.
All of the Netherlands can expect dreary weather today. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the entire country for storms, lightning and hail. The warning is effective until 5:00 p.m. inland and 7:00 p.m. along the coast.
The code orange weather warning for extremely dangerous weather has been lifted after the severe storms that hit parts of the Netherlands on Sunday night. The storms were accompanied by thunder, lightning, hail and strong winds and resulted in flooding, traffic problems and even a few fires.
The thunderstorms that hit the Netherlands on Wednesday evening caused problems in several places. 25 thousand homes in Noord-Holland were without power for some time and a number of football matches had to be cancelled.
The weather warning initially issued for Saturday was upgraded to a code red alert for hard winds holding at up to 110 km/h on the western coast of the Netherlands. The extra caution covers Zeeland and Zuid-Holland beginning at 11 a.m., and Noord-Holland from noon, according to the government meteorological agency KNMI.
Lightning striking a train injured an engineer in Teuge, Gelderland on Thursday night.
The two victims that were killed by a lighting strike in Amersfoort, Utrecht on Wednesday afternoon, have been identified as two 20 year old women, both from Amersfoort.
A lightning strike in an Amersfoort, Utrecht park left two people dead, safety office Veiligheidsregio Utrecht reported on Wednesday. The two victims likely took shelter from the rain underneath a tree, and lightning may have hit both the tree and the victims, a safety office spokesman said.
The bolt of lightning came down in Randenbroek Park at about 2:30 p.m. The fire department was quickly called to the scene and tried to resuscitate the victims after the incident but to no avail.
Passengers flying out through Schiphol have been advised to check for delays with their airline, as the heavy weather throughout the country is affecting flights, and causing delays of up to two hours.
The heavy weather on Sunday caused several reports of water damage in parts of Brabant. In some areas, 22 mm of rain fell, leaving roads flooded and cellars under water. This morning, Weeronline.nl reports that other areas of the country have experienced 40 mm of rainfall.
The Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has issued a warning for dangerous weather for most parts of the country, excluding Groningen and Drenthe. This afternoon, heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorms will spread over the country.
Professor Guus Pemen of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) believes Pinkpop has been careless with people's lives, and that the organizers were lucky more than prepared that the incident worked out positively. The professor wonders why Pinkpop neglected signs of Monday's heavy storm.