Thick fog is expected to cause problems during morning rush hour in almost all of the Netherlands on Monday morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning. According to Weerplaza, visibility is reduced to 50 meters in some places.
Despite the fact that the first peewit egg was found on Wednesday, spring is not quite here yet. The Netherlands is in for an icy cold weekend, with even some snow expected, according to Weeronline.
Thick fog can reduce visibility on the roads on Wednesday morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning for a large part of the Netherlands.
Visibility may be reduced to less than 100 meters in some places. From 8:00 a.m. onwards the fog should start dissipating. Only Groningen, Drenthe, Overijssel, and Zeeland are not affected by the weather warning.
Despite pleasantly warm weather this past weekend, spring has not yet arrived in the Netherlands. A cold weekend is ahead for the country. Meteorological institute KNMI expects minimum temperatures around -3 degrees on Friday night.
From Friday cold air from the Arctic region will blow into the Netherlands, according to Weerplaza. Rainfall starting on Friday night will gradually turn into snow. Maximum temperatures for Saturday will hover around freezing, KNMI expects.
From winter to spring in one week. This past Saturday skating enthusiasts across the Netherlands had a ball on natural ice. And tomorrow is expected to be the warmest day of the year yet, according to Weeronline.
Afternoon temperatures will range from 12 degrees in the north, to 15 degrees in the Randstad, and even as high as 17 degrees in Limburg on Saturday, according to the weather service. The morning will be cloudy with some showers. During the afternoon, most of the rain will move northeast out of the country and there may be some periods of sunshine.
The weather is still icy cold in the Netherlands. Meteorological institute KNMI issued two code yellow warnings, one for slippery roads and one for ambient temperatures below -15 degrees Celsius.
The icy roads warning is in effect for all provinces except the northern ones. "Adjust your driving behavior", the KNMI warns motorists. Drive slowly and keep a safe following distance. "Follow weather reports and warnings."
Technicians of Dutch drinking water companies have their hands full today. The icy weather resulted in water pipes and water meters freezing in hundreds of places across the Netherlands, AD reports.
The phones at Vitens, the largest drinking water company in the Netherlands, are ringing non stop, a spokesperson said to the newspaper. "By 11:15 this morning we already received 579 phone calls, considerably more than usual. The icy east wind in combination with the frost causes a lot of damage."
Meteorological spring kicks off in the Netherlands on Thursday with a code yellow warning for extreme cold. Low temperatures combined with a strong wind create ambient temperatures below -15 degrees Celsius across the country, meteorological institute KNMI warns.
Motorists in the north of the country, especially on the Wadden islands, should also be careful of slippery roads caused by snow that hasn't melted away yet. "Adjust your driving behavior", the KNMI warns.
Transit company Arriva closed the toilets on its trains to prevent poop and urine freezing in the collection system in the extremely cold weather the Netherlands is currently experiencing. Stickers on the toilets inform passengers that they cannot be used, NOS reports.
Closing the toilets is a precaution, an Arriva spokesperson said to the broadcaster. "It is really extremely cold for our country. So we are preventing damage and the trains having to be taken out of service." Arriva expects this measure will be in effect until Saturday.
Motorists throughout the Netherlands are warned to be careful of icy roads caused by light snowfall on Wednesday morning. And dress warmly, because this morning will be very cold. Meteorological institute KNMI issued code yellow warnings for all provinces.
"Adjust your driving behavior", the KNMI warns motorists. Drive slowly and keep a safe following distance.
Just two days before the start of meteorological spring, temperatures in the Netherlands dropped to below -10 degrees for the first time this winter. A minimum of -10.1 was measured in Eindhoven overnight, Weeronline and Weerplaza report.
Temperatures below -10 degrees Celsius are considered severe frost. Leeuwarden and Enschede also came close to the severe frost line, with overnight temperatures of -9.5 and -9.6 respectively, according to Weerplaza.
Tuesday will be another icy cold day in the Netherlands, according to Weeronline. Maximum temperatures will hover around freezing, but a strong wind will make it feel much colder, the weather service warns.
With icy weather in the Netherlands this week, the Dutch fire department issued a statement warning skating enthusiasts to be extra careful when deciding whether or not to take on the natural ice.
There is not yet enough ice in the Amsterdam canals to close them to boating traffic, Waternet announced on Monday. The canal manager will check again on Tuesday whether measures can be taken to make sure that skaters can skate on the canals.
Waternet also checked every day over the weekend whether there was enough ice on the canals. On Sunday a spokesperson told the Telegraaf that "there is already ice here and there".
Morning rush hour was particularly chaotic in Limburg on Monday, with snow causing numerous traffic problems. A 2 centimeter layer of snow caused traffic jams on the highways and inland roads in the province south of Sittard, according to traffic services ANWB and VID, NU.nl reports.
The start of an icy week in the Netherlands begins with some periods of sunshine and light snow in some areas on Monday, according to Weeronline. Maximum temperatures will range between 1 degree in the southwest, and -1 in the northeast. Wednesday and Thursday will be the coldest days this week, with ambient temperatures around -10 degrees expected, the weather services reports.
Dozens of flights to and from the Canary Islands had to land at other airports on Sunday due to severe storms on the islands. Heavy rains an winds over 100 kilometers per hour made it impossible for flights to land on or take off from the islands during the afternoon. Many hundreds of Dutch holiday makers were affected, AD reports.
Flightradar24 shows that many flights had to move to Morocco and Faro in Portugal. These detours affected hundreds of Dutch tourists using airlines TUI and Transavia, according to the newspaper.
With freezing temperatures hitting the Netherlands in the coming days, Amsterdam skating enthusiasts are hopeful that they may have a chance to get out onto the canals again. The last time the canals froze enough for skating, was in 2012, Het Parool reports.
Many cold records will be broken in the Netherlands next weeks, with minimum temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius expected, according to Weerplaza. "In the end of the meteorological winter, King Winter is just as strong", the weather service writes.
Over the coming days night time temperatures will drop below -5 degrees regionally, but it will remain above zero during the day. From Sunday onwards, that will change. Minimum and maximum temperatures are expected to be below zero and with that the chance of ice days increases significantly.
The Netherlands is in for icy cold weather from the weekend, Weeronline expects. From Friday night, minimum temperatures will drop to between -5 and -8 degrees Celsius in large parts of the country. After the weekend some places may even see nighttime temperatures below -10.
Freezing air blown in from Siberia by a fairly strong east to northeasterly wind will turn the current cold nighttime temperatures to freezing by the weekend, according to the weather servuce. This can cause minimums as low as -12 degrees on Monday and Tuesday, with windchill dropping that to -15 degrees.
Motorists across the Netherlands are warned to drive carefully during morning rush hour. The roads may be icy and slippery due to wet areas freezing overnight, according to meteorological institute KNMI.
A code yellow warning was issued for the entire country. "Chance of slipperiness. All road users may be affected. Adjust your driving behavior. Follow weather reports and warnings", the KNMI writes. The iciness will melt away during the course of the morning.
Snowfall resulted in icy, slippery roads in the north and east of the Netherlands on Thursday morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, and Overijssel. Other weather services warn motorists in Flevoland and Gelderland to also be careful of slippery roads.
The iciness on the roads will melt away during the course of the morning.
Icy roads, caused by wet areas on the road freezing overnight, are expected to cause traffic problems across the Netherlands during morning rush hour.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the entire country. Motorists are warned to adjust their driving behavior and follow weather reports and warnings. The iciness will melt away during the course of the morning.
Motorists can expect a busy rush hour on Monday morning due to icy roads and showers. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for all provinces except Friesland.
The northeastern parts of the country should be careful of icy roads the entire day. In the rest of the country, the iciness should melt away during the course of the morning.