As 2014 comes to a close, likely to be the warmest year in three centuries, the average Dutch household has saved an estimated €140 on natural gas this year, according to energy giant Eneco.
Despite the fact that winter is upon the Netherlands, and temperatures are dropping, this autumn is expected to be the second warmest ever, forecasts Nicolien Kroon from RTL.
Weeronline.nl predicts that Saturday will be the warmest November 1st ever.
According to the Royal Dutch Meteorologic Institute, we can expect cloudy but warm weather in the Netherlands this weekend.
Two people were killed and a still unknown number injured after the foggy weather in Zeeland caused various crashes in a chain of accidents. An estimated 100 to 150 cars were involved. The province of Brabant has sent around 20 ambulances to the site, and the A58 between Goes and Middelburg has been closed, Omroep Brabant reports.
The government today announced an 13 million euro additional investment from 2018 into the Dutch aerospace industry. Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp told the House that this investment will allow Dutch entrepreneurs and scientists to benefit from developments in the European space program.
In the coming week, more warm leftovers of summery weather are predicted for The Netherlands. With temperatures coming up to above 20 degrees for most some of the country, the rest of the Autumn might see nice weather as well, Meteogroup from Wageningen predicts.
Tropical hurricane Cristobal will be responsible for bringing good weather to The Netherlands this September. The high pressure area that will come about to the east of the bad weather system will cause Dutch weather to be stable, and warmer than it has been, De Weekkrant reports.
At the moment hurricane Cristobal is currently still in the Bahamas, but the storm is expected to cross the Atlantic Ocean this week, hopefully bringing higher temperatures with it.
While Russia is an important market to Heineken, the company has felt little of the tension between that country and the West over the situation in the Ukraine, says CEO Jean-Francois van Boxmeer.
While the low temperatures in the Netherlands feels like it is unusually cold for this time of year, it hasn't reached a record low yet, says Weerplaza.nl.
The Netherlands Butterfly Foundation's organized national garden butterfly counting day was a success, as the Foundation writes on their website. Around 60,000 butterflies were counted in more than 3,700 gardens in the entire country. A good year for butterflies
The village of Kockengen had to ask for a sixth emergency water pump yesterday, to clear the streets and homes of excess rainwater from Monday's flooding.
The Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) expects there to be more rain in the West as well as the South today, and some heavy rain and thunderstorms for the South-East this afternoon. After the flooding on Sunday and Monday, the KNMI does assure that the sun is making a come-back.
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.
Rising temperatures across the Netherlands are expected to peak above thirty degrees on Saturday, making way for thunderstorms Saturday night and a brief cool off on Sunday. The rising heat has led many weather experts to warn people participating in the Vierdaagse march in Nijmegen, a four-day walk where participants journey between 30 and 50 kilometers daily.
After a disruption in the Summer weather by last week's heavy storm, The Netherlands will soon be basking in the warm sun again, as temperatures are expected to rise to 25 degrees on Wednesday, and even a possible 30 on Friday, as weerplaza reports.
Storms raged overnight across the Netherlands, causing at least one death in Amsterdam, and damage across the country. The foul weather knocked over a tree on the Damrak, which crashed into the public transit shelter where the victim had taken refuge, according to broadcaster RTV NH.
After four days off following the penalty shootout victory over Costa Rica, the Netherlands is ready to take on Argentina and go on to win the World Cup, according to Dutch coach Louis van Gaal. He also told NU.nl that if his squad goes into a shootout situation with Argentina on Wednesday night he will try to substitute in goalkeeper Tim Krul again.
Beach weather is back for the first time in three weeks with sea temperatures rising to 20 degrees. Around The Netherlands, the weather will be summery at 25 degrees. MeteoGroep even expects temperatures up to 30 degrees for tomorrow.
Visitors to beaches in Ameland and Schiermonnikoog were advised to get somewhere safe at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning after multiple waterspouts were spotted over the Wadden Sea. Several hundred meters high, onlookers tweeted spectacular photos of the spouts whirling into the sky.
Tonight, The Netherlands will play Australia as their second game in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The match will be played in Porto Allegre where the weather is reportedly perfect and the Oranje fans are already gathering. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. Amsterdam time.