This month was the wettest April the Netherlands has seen in 15 years, according to weather service Weeronline. The Netherlands had a national average of 65 millimeters of rain, compared to the normal of 44 millimeters.
King's Day started out cold and wet in the Netherlands, and that weather is expected to hold for the entire day. The northeastern parts of the country may even see some snow, according to meteorological institute KNMI.
The Q-Factory King's Day party in Amsterdam is moving inside. The organizers decided to err on the side of caution, given the bad weather expected for Wednesday.
Weather forecasts for King's Day are not looking very promising. Weeronline expects that King Willem-Alexander will celebrate his birthday on April 27th in the rain, with maximum temperatures reaching around 9 degrees.
After a cold night in large part of the country, afternoon temperatures reached at least 12° Celsius in the Netherlands on Monday, with some places even seeing temps of 14 degrees, according to Weerplaza.nl.
Not much chance for sunshine in the Netherlands today. The morning starts out with dense fog in several parts of the country, and most of the Netherlands can expect hail and thunderstorms during the afternoon, according to meteorological institute KNMI.
Morning traffic in the east, center and south of the Netherlands will have less visibility due to dense fog on Wednesday, In some places visibility is less than 200 meters. Around Veluwe there is even less than 100 meters visibility, according to WeerOnline.
The Netherlands' first official "warm" day of the year was measured in De Bilt on Sunday. A day is classified as "warm" if temperatures reach 20 degrees. At 3:50 p.m. on Sunday, it was 20.1 degrees in De Bilt. Eindhoven reached 20 degrees first on Sunday.
This weekend may hold spring weather for residents of the Netherlands. Weerplaza expects the mercury to rise quickly on Saturday. On Sunday maximum temperatures can reach between 15 and 20 degrees.
Travel association ANWB is warning motorists traveling with caravans and trailers to stay off the roads today. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for strong winds and the ANWB worries that this can lead to dangerous situations on the roads.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning for the entire country on Monday. Strong winds of up to 110 kilometers per hour can be expected.
Fog will cover much of the north, central and eastern Netherlands through the morning rush hour and into the early afternoon, Dutch meteorological agency KNMI cautioned on Friday. The weather experts issued a code yellow warning for limited visibility in Noord Holland, Flevoland, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Utrecht.
The Netherlands may well be facing snow on the first day of meteorological spring tomorrow. Weather service weeronline.nl expects snow to draw through the country from the west on Tuesday afternoon.
Icy, slippery roads is causing a difficult morning commute in most of the Netherlands on Friday. A number of trains area also delayed due to frost on the tracks.
Motorists across the Netherlands can expect a difficult morning rush hour on Thursday. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for slickness on the roads for the entire country.
While many places in the Netherlands have sunshine on Tuesday, that does not mean the winter is coming to an end. The rest of the week will be cold, with overnight freezes and a small chance of rain or wet snow, according to Weerplaza.
A drop in temperatures across could lead to some scattered light snowfall in the Netherlands from late Thursday night into Saturday, according to the nation’s official meteorology office KNMI. The snow is expected to first show around the end of Thursday in the northeast of the country.
Dutch meteorological office KNMI terminated its warnings for icy roads in the northeast of the country. The weather office was joined by motorist association ANWB and infrastructure agency Rijkswaterstaat in calls for drivers to stay off the roads in the provinces of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe.
The winter weather is still holding on in the northern provinces of the Netherlands and the KNMI extended its code read weather warning for Groningen until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and for Drenthe and Friesland until 3:00 p.m., after that the warning scales down to code orange.
Warnings of ice-covered roads and sidewalks across much of the Netherlands remained largely intact on Tuesday. In the hardest hit northern provinces of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe, as well as the Frisian Islands and Wadden Sea area, the alert was downgraded from a Code Red to a Code Orange with meteorologists still calling for caution into Thursday.
Large parts of the provinces Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe are covered in about 1 to 2 centimeters of snow. Motorists are warned to be careful of slick roads.
The Netherlands will be spending the last day of 2015 with umbrellas, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, KNMI, expects. Today will be cloudy with a chance of rain, especially in the north and west of the country.
This is the first frost-free December in the Netherlands since temperature measurements started in De Bilt in 1901, Weeronline announced on Tuesday based on their expectations for the rest of the week.
Christmas morning will start out sunny for many places in the Netherlands, though the KNMI does not expect this to last. All of the Netherlands can expect cloud cover from this afternoon, with even some rain in the evening.