After a mild winter, the upcoming carnival weekend is going to be colder.
Following a heavy storm on Friday night, nine roofs were torn off homes in the Acaciastraat in Breda.
Wind travelling from the east brought down temperatures in the northern part of the country over the weekend, leading to dustings of snow from the German border to the IJsselmeer. Cars were reportedly abandoned in parts of Groningen because of slippery roads and poor visibility.
The first snowflakes of 2014 could fall as early as Monday with winds from the northeast and the east predicted to bring colder weather across the Netherlands. Weeronline.nl says there is "a realistic chance of snow."
Monday January 6th is well on its way to break the record of warmest January 6th ever.
Netherlands residents can expect a rainy New Year's Eve, with the skies clearing up at just about midnight.
There is a good chance of storm on the Wadden Islands tomorrow morning, reported weeronline.nl. If force 9 winds are measured, it will be the fourth storm since October 28. There have not been this many storms in one year since 2002.
The Wintercircus Amsterdam group thanked the city's public transportation company for saving their performance venue with hundreds of free tickets for the company's staff, and their family and friends. The GVB provided a bus which served as a wind shelter, and successfully protected the circus' tent during the wind storm this week.
Strong winds battered the coasts of the Netherlands early this morning marking the third major storm to hit the country this year. French newspaper Le Figaro is reporting that a Russian seaman was swept overboard on a ship operated by Dutch firm Wagenborg and has not been found.
A 14-year-old girl cycling home from school yesterday was shaken up yesterday when she biked into a hidden sinkhole. One witness at the scene pulled the girl, Sarah, out before she was harmed.
High winds, sleet, hail, rain and lightening teemed down on the Netherlands throughout the afternoon yesterday, as hundreds of grown men around the country dressed up as Sinterklaas to hand out gifts to children.
The water level of the dikes in Zeeland reached 3.99 meters above sea level, the highest level since the great storm of 1953.
A number of streets in the North Island in Rotterdam have been flooded. In some streets, the water is up to knee height.
People flooded into Groningen Centraal station this afternoon following the announcement by the NS and Arriva that all trains north of the Amsterdam-Zwolle line would be cancelled today. Hundreds of people reportedly lined up outdoors to try and jam their way into the buses still in operation.
The NS announced the cancellation of all trains north of the Amsterdam-Zwolle line beginning at 14:00 today. The Arriva train service running in the northern Netherlands has also been suspended.
The KNMI has issued a Code Red weather warning for people living in the north of the Netherlands.
KLM has preemptively cancelled 84 flights coming in and out of Schiphol Airport today in an early effort to get a grip on the "code orange" storm predicted for parts of Europe. The storm is expected to hit the Netherlands at about 15:00 local time.
Winter weather will be blowing into the Netherlands this week. Weeronline.nl said today that the meteorological winter starts today and that temperature in the country will drop as of midweek,with a chance of snow on Friday.
A small earthquake occurred in Appingedam, 20 kilometers northeast of Groningen, Nieuws.nl reports quoting a spokesman for the KNMI.
A severe storm from the southwest moved across The Netherlands on Monday. The KNMI issued a code red, the highest weather alert, for extreme weather in the west, center and north of the country. The alert was withdrawn around 14:45 pm.
One woman is dead, and her husband is injured, after parts of a tree fell on them as they were walking on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. Another person was killed in a separate incident on the Ceintuurbaan when a tree crashed down onto a car.
The stormy weather in the Netherlands continues on Monday. The Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) announced a code orange for Monday.
On Sunday wind gusts of 100 km/hr were measured near IJmuiden. The KNMI expects speeds up to 140 km/hr on Monday.