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.
This Christmas will not be a white one for the Netherlands. Weeronline expects no snow in the coming days and abnormally high temperatures of between 11 and 15 degrees during the day
This December may well be the warmest December since temperature measurements started in the Netherlands in 1901. Thursday was the warmest December 17th in Dutch history and the mild weather will continue, according to Weeronline.
Climate change holds such a danger for the Netherlands, that a code orange warning - usually used to warn about extremely dangerous weather - is applicable, according to the KNMI. This statement is receiving fierce criticism from climate critics, who call it "crossing a line" and "a political statement to position the KNMI in the climate debate."
A code yellow warning for slick, icy roads is currently in effect for all of the Netherlands. Traffic association ANWB warns motorists to drive carefully, though does not expect the slick roads to have an effect on the morning rush hour. The KNMI expects the slickness to be gone around 10:00 a.m.
The mild autumn weather in the Netherlands is taking a turn towards cold this weekend. Weeronline expects the ambient temperatures to drop towards freezing on Saturday and Sunday, due to wind chill, and Limburg might even see some wet snow.
The Netherlands can expect mild temperatures, but with clouds and strong winds for today and the rest of the week
The dense fog in the Netherlands is on Monday morning is not only affecting motorists, but also the air traffic. A number of airports have cancelled or delayed departing flights throughout the morning. Travelers are advised to check airports' websites or apps before heading to the airports.
A code yellow weather warning for dense fog has been issued for all of the Netherlands. In some places the visibility may be less than 100 meters and motorists are urged to drive carefully.
A code yellow weather alert was issued for much of the Netherlands on Sunday morning as fog blanketed the country. The alert was scheduled for 8am to 11am, the national meteorological agency KNMI stated.
The Netherlands will experience beautiful weather during the last days of October, Weerplaza expects. Today started sunny and the afternoon temperatures are expected to reach a lovely 17 degrees.
The much anticipated Orionid meteor shower that is to dazzle star gazers over the following few nights, is going to be dulled to perhaps nothing due to the expected cloud cover heading for the Netherlands.
The Netherlands can look forward to warmer and dryer autumn weather next week. Good news for the northern and center regions of the country, where it is autumn vacation.
People in the Netherlands who use the roadways to get to work can expect a more challenging commute than normal, as dense fog is expected to blanket a good portion of the country. The provinces of Noord- and Zuid-Holland, Friesland and Gelderland are all covered by a code yellow weather warning issued by the Dutch meteorological agency KNMI.
Amsterdam residents can expect heavy rain on Wednesday, with maybe a few rays of sunshine during the morning
This weekend will to be warm and sunny, with afternoon temperatures of between 25 and 30 degrees expected for Saturday and Sunday. Ideal weather conditions for the festivals, like Sail, Grachtenfestival and Lowlands, taking place in the coming days.