After a very cold night, Sinterklaas is celebrating his birthday in cold, but sunny weather across the Netherlands on Monday. During the night temperatures dropped to between -3 along the western coast to -8.8 degrees in Leeuwarden. Maximum temperatures will be around 2 degrees, according to Weeronline.
Monday night was the coldest autumn night of this century for the Netherlands, with a minimum temperature of -6.6 degrees Celsius measured at De Bilt. The last time it was this cold was in the fall of 1998, when a minimum temperature of -8.5 degrees was measured, according to Weeronline.
The east of the country had an even colder night, with temperatures of -11.9 degrees measured in Enschede.
The Netherlands had its first autumn storm of the season on Sunday. Five people were injured in Arnhem when deck screens were blown over and hit them. And reports of damage came in from accross the country, NOS reports.
The Netherlands can expect the first autumn weather this week, with low tempratures and even an autumn storm or two, according to Weeronline.
On Thursday motorists will have to deal with strong gusts of wind of up to 75 km per hour and lots of rain during the evening rush hour, according to the weather service. Thursday night there will be storms, especially in the western parts of the country, sometimes accompanied with thunder and hail.
The first snow of the season hit the Netherlands on Monday night and during the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to Weeronline. Reports of wet snow or sleet came from Stiens in Friesland and Roodeschool in Groningen. Frost also triggered the first deployment of salt trucks this season, RTL reports.
Temperatures dropped to below zero in large parts of the Netherlands overnight. Gritters were mainly deployed in Noord-Holland, Friesland and Groningen. Roads,b ridges, viaducts and highway ramps may be slippery in these provinces, but also in the rest of the country.
The Netherlands can expect low temperatures more reminiscent of January than early November this week, according to Weeronline. Frost will appear in most places and there may even be some wet snow.
Today there will be a number of showers that can be accompanied by hail. There may be some sunshine during the afternoon, but it will be paired with a cold north-easterly wind. Afternoon temperatures will be around 6 or 7 degrees. Only Zeeland may reach 8 degrees
The Netherlands can expect some wintry weather next week. Weerplaza expects frost every night and if there is rain, it may very well be wet snow, the Telegraaf reports.
Some European countries already had their first snowfall of the season. And while last week the Netherlands still had mild temperatures between 13 and 16 degrees, this weekend the thermometer will barely rise over above 10 degrees.
Next week will be even colder with an additional charge of cold air heading our way. By mid next week maximum temperatures are expected to drop to only 5 degrees.
The first frost of the season fell in the Overijssel village of Heino overnight. At the Heino weather station temperatures dropped to -0.5 degrees during the early morning hours of Thursday
Thick fog in the province of Utrecht and eastern parts of Zuid-Holland may case traffic problems on Friday morning. In some places visibility is less than 200 meters, according to meteorological institute KNMI.
The astronomical autumn will start off relatively warm with regular sunshine in the Netherlands this year, according to weather service WeerOnline. The astronomical autumn officially begins at 4:21 p.m. on Thursday, and the first few days will see maximum temperatures of 20 degrees or higher.
This summer is getting a spot in the top 10 list of hottest summers ever in the Netherlands, according to Weeronline. Since temperature measurements started in 1901, there's only been eight hotter summers in the country.
It seems that many a Dutch is making the most of the hot weather by heading to the beach - roads towards the beaches are very busy with up to 5 kilometer long traffic jams, according to traffic information services VID and ANWB. The roads to the Zeeland beaches are particularly busy
The mercury in Twente dropped to a very cold 0 degrees during the early hours of Thursday morning. This is the first time ever temperatures dropped so lo in the Netherlands during this time of the year, according to weather service Weeronline.
Many Amsterdam residents were woken up by storms rolling through the city early on Tuesday morning. These early morning storms seem to be the signal for cool, rainy days ahead for the Netherlands.
Star gazers across the Netherlands are hoping for clear skies later this week. Several meteors will penetrate the earth's atmosphere causing "shooting stars" that will be visible to the naked eye, according to weather service Weeronline.
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for thunderstorms in the Netherlands for the sixth day in a row on Thursday. The storms are expected to hit the eastern parts of the country during the afternoon and evening.
A very rainy start to the week is leading to a difficult rush hour on Monday morning. By 7:00 a.m. traffic information service VID already reported three long traffic jams on Dutch highways.
This year's two-day Pentecost holiday was the coldest the Netherlands had since 1951 and the fifth coldest since temperature measurements started in the country in 1901, according to weather service Weeronline.
With maximum temperatures around 13 degrees expected today, Pinkstermaandag will be slightly warmer than the first day of Pentecost, which was the coldest in 80 years, according to Weeronline.
Those enjoying the current nice weather in the Netherlands should make the most of it this week. Cold, wintry weather is expected for the weekend, according to Weeronline.
After a massively cold night last night, with temperatures dipping to -4.1 degrees in Noord-Brabant, the end of the cold weather seems to be in sight. Temperatures will start rising this weekend and next week will be more pleasant at between 13 and 17 degrees, according to Weeronline.
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.
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.