Strong winds blew across the Netherlands for a second straight day, causing trouble on the roads and delays at the airports. The government’s highway and waterway management department, Rijkswaterstaat, said some motorists should stay off the road until the ongoing weather warning is lifted.
Wind speeds up to 90 km/h have been predicted for much of the Netherlands on Friday and Saturday, meteorological department KNMI reports. Winds could even reach up to 100 km/h in some coastal areas on Friday morning.
It is very likely that it is going to snow on Saturday. Some places may even have to deal with a real snow layer. According to Weerplaza, the hills in Limburg may even get more than 20 centimeters of snow.
Groningen had a white Christmas. A layer of snow fell in the northern province last night.
There is a big chance that it will snow on Saturday. According to the weather maps, the snowfall in the Northern Netherlands will be accompanied by strong winds.
Wind, clouds and drizzle will give way for sun, a few showers and much less wind during the Christmas days. The temperature will drop at the same time. On Saturday there is a chance of snow and storms.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has issued a code yellow weather warning for high winds in the west and northwest of the country.
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.