strong winds

A KLM-branded Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flying over Amsterdam Centrum on approach to Schiphol Airport during a windy morning. The flight from Bogotá and Cartagena, Colombia was one of several passenger aircraft to arrive late, 4 March 2019
Mar 4 '19 14:10

Strong winds  had a major impact on air traffic at Schiphol Airport on Monday. Over a hundred flights were canceled, and hundreds more were delayed. 

Hard hat
Mar 4 '19 11:40

Scaffolding used for construction work on the shopping center on Tooropstraat in Nijmegen collapsed on Monday morning. The scaffolding, which was built over the whole facade of the shopping center, is blocking the entire street. The exact cause of the collapse is not yet clear, but the strong wind may play a role, De Gelderlander reports.

Crowds jamming Amsterdam buses on a windy day, 8 Jan 2019
Jan 8 '19 11:56

Waterboards in the northern parts of the country have started closing dikes as a stormy wind blows across the Netherlands on Tuesday. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning for a large part of the country. The strong winds warning is in effect until at least 9:00 p.m.

Windy day at Schiphol Airport
Jan 3 '18 08:39

The storm moving over the Netherlands on Wednesday already resulted in 150 canceled flights at Schiphol airport. 

Schiphol canceled 75 arrivals and 75 departures. That is around 20 percent of the flights scheduled at the airport today, RTL Nieuws reports. KLM also canceled 104 flights. 

Flight delays are also expected, and travelers are advised to check their flight status before leaving for the airport.

Cold morning in Rietlandpark in Amsterdam Oost, 7 Dec 2017
Dec 7 '17 09:39

From Friday the Netherlands can expect harsh winter weather, with an increasing chance of snow, according to Weeronline. The entire country may see some snow this weekend, especially on Sunday afternoon and evening, the weather service reports.

Hundreds lined up for busses, trams, subways, ferries, and trains at Amsterdam Centraal. 27 Nov 2017
Nov 27 '17 07:26

Road users should expect a very busy rush hour on Monday morning. No train traffic is possible on one of the busiest routes in the country, due to maintenance work that is taking longer than expected. And rain and wind will only add to the problems. 

Storm damage in Eekhout park in Zwolle, 5 Oct 2017
Oct 6 '17 08:05

An autumn storm that hit the Netherlands on Thursday mostly caused damage in the east and north of the country. The biggest disruption caused by the storm, was when tents set up for horse event CSI Salland were blown down in Mariënheem, sending a number of expensive horses running, RTL Nieuws reports.

A windy morning in Amsterdam Centrum, 5 Oct 2017
Oct 5 '17 08:29

Windy autumn weather is expected to cause extra traffic jams on Dutch roads on Thursday morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code orange weather warning for the Wadden area, and a code yellow for the rest of the country, warning of strong gusts reaching speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour. Only Noord-Brabant doesn't have to worry about strong winds today.

Wind sock
Sep 12 '17 08:29

The Netherlands' coastal provinces will face the season's first official autumn storm on Wednesday, according to meteorological institute KNMI. The KNMI warns of wind gusts on the coast and the IJsselmeer of up to 90 kilometers per hour. Weerplaza forecasts winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour on the Wadden.

Sep 11 '17 07:30

The coastal provinces of the Netherlands can expect strong winds and heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday, according to meteorological institute KNMI. The institute issued a code yellow warning that is in place until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to the KNMI, some areas may see over 50 millimeters of rain in 24 hours. This could result in flooding. The coastal areas in the west and northwest of the country can also expect winds of around 75 kilometers per hour this afternoon. 

Afternoon temperatures will climb to around 17 degrees Celsius. 

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Aug 15 '17 10:20

Thunderstorms and heavy rains are expected to hit the eastern and southern provinces on Tuesday afternoon, Weeronline expects. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow storm warning taking effect from noon.

The storms may be accompanied by lightning, hail and strong winds blowing between 75 and 90 kilometers per hour, according to Weeronline.

"Avoid open water and open areas, don't shelter under trees", the KNMI warns. "Follow weather reports and warnings."

Funchal airport on the Portuguese island of Madeira
Aug 8 '17 15:40

A group of 200 Dutch tourists are among thousands stuck on the Portuguese island of Madeira since Saturday. The flight set to bring the Dutch tourists home couldn't take off from Funchal Airport on Saturday due to heavy winds. An airplane sent to pick up the stranded tourists on Monday tried to land three times in vain, a spokesperson for TUI said to the Telegraaf.

Dozens of flights had to be canceled because the planes couldn't land or takeoff due to the weather. A total of around 6 thousand people are stranded on the island. 

Kite surfing
Aug 3 '17 12:10

The Dutch weather services expect strong winds along the coast this afternoon. Campers and water sporters, like surfers or sailors, are warned to be careful.

The KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning, taking effect from 2:00 p.m. Gusts of up to 80 kilometers per hour are expected along the coast. Further inland will also be windy, but Weerplaza doesn't expect it to cause problems there. 

Choppy water in the IJhaven as gusty winds persist, Amsterdam 7 Jun 2017
Jun 7 '17 10:56

Tuesday's stormy weather is continuing in the Netherlands' coastal provinces on Wednesday. And like Tuesday, the weather is causing a number of public transit problems in Amsterdam today. A code yellow weather warning for strong winds is in effect for the coastal provinces and IJsselmeer area. Meteorological institute KNMI warns of gusts up to 90 kilometers per hour.

Tourists walk through light morning rain on their way to Amsterdam Centraal, 6 Jun 2017
Jun 6 '17 08:06

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.

Jun 5 '17 09:37

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.

Mar 2 '17 07:59

A code yellow weather warning for strong winds is currently in effect for most of the Netherlands. Only Friesland and Groningen are not affected. According to meteorological institute KNMI, the rest of the country can expect gusts of up to 90 kilometers per hour.

This could have consequences for traffic and outside activities, the KNMI warns. "Follow weather forecasts and warnings."

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Feb 27 '17 08:02

Meteorological institute KNMI triggered a code yellow weather warning because of a storm that is expected to hit the Netherlands on Monday afternoon. The storm will bring strong winds and heavy rainfall with it, according to the institute.

The code yellow warning applies to the entire Netherlands and takes effect at 3:00 p.m. The storm will hit the southwest of the country first before spreading across the rest of the Netherlands. Wind gusts of up to 75 kilometers per hour can be expected. The storm may also be accompanied by hail and lightning.

Firefighters in Sint Philipsland, Zeeland deal with a tree blown over by a storm, 23 Feb 2017
Feb 24 '17 12:40

The storm that hit the Netherlands on Thursday caused less than 10 million euros in damage, according to the first estimates of the Dutch Association of Insurers.

"The exact amount of damage is not yet known, but it wil remain below 10 million euros", a spokesperson for the association said to newspaper AD.

Firefighters in Geffen, Brabant deal with a tree blown over by a storm, 23 Feb 2017
Feb 24 '17 09:01

Around midnight meteorological institute KNMI withdrew a code orange weather warning for strong winds triggered by a February storm that hit the Netherlands on Thursday. The winds died down somewhat overnight. And while emergency services were busy due to the bad weather, so far the damage caused by the storm seem less severe than expected, NOS reports.

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Feb 23 '17 09:55

Schiphol airport canceled about 90 flights on Thursday due to the weather conditions, a spokesperson announced. So far there's been no significant delays, but they are expected to increase as the winds intensify and a February storm approaches the Netherlands, the spokesperson said, according to the Volkskrant.

Wind sock
Feb 23 '17 07:36

A massive storm is set to hit the Netherlands this afternoon, bringing with it winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour. The windy weather is expected to cause problems with all forms of transport in the country, from motor traffic to planes.

The KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning for the entire country. According to the institute gusts of between 75 and 100 km/h can be expected. On the west coast and around the IJsselmeer, winds can reach up to 130 kilometers per hour.

Schiphol
Feb 22 '17 12:05

Schiphol advises all travelers to keep an eye on their airline's website for actual flight information, as the windy weather in the Netherlands is causing delays. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for strong winds for Thursday, but this morning a number of flights were already delayed due to the weather.

Feb 22 '17 10:15

Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning for very strong winds set to hit the Netherlands on Thursday afternoon. Gusts of up to 130 kilometers per hour can be expected.

The strong winds will affect the entire country, but will be stronger on the west coast and around the IJsselmeer. Here the KNMI expects gusts of between 100 and 130 kilometers per hour. The rest of the country can expect gusts of between 75 and 100 km/h.

The wind can cause traffic problems and disrupt outdoor activities, the KNMI warns. "Follow weather reports and warnings."

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