Most places in the Netherlands should be able to hold the National Commemoration on May 4th without worrying about rain, according to the Dutch weather services. Liberation Day on May 5th should also be dry in most places. Both Remembrance Day and Liberation Day are expected to be cool, with maximum temperatures around 14 degrees Celsius.
King's Night celebrators and flea market visitors and traders are advised to dress warmly tonight - minimum temperatures are expected to drop to freezing tonight, according to weather services Weerplaza and Weeronline.
A number of places woke up to frost this morning, and the same is expected for tonight. "King's Day self will be around 10 degrees. In addition the weather will be quite turbulent, with sun, clouds and a single rain shower. The days after that, the temperature rises and it becomes less volatile", Diana Woei of Weerplaza said to the Telegraaf.
A whole range of weather conditions is expected on King's Day in the Netherlands on Thursday. Weerplaza predicts a chance of rain showers, hail and thunderstorms, as well as blue skies and sunshine.
According to the weather agency, the weather will vary greatly from place to place. One province may have thunderstorms, while the next one has sunshine. But the entire country can expect afternoon temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius or lower.
After a mild start to April, it seems the Netherlands has been dropped back into winter. Tuesday night brought frost to large parts of the country, and many places across the Netherlands measured the coldest temperatures in decades, according to Weerplaza.
After a weekend of summery weather and warm temperatures, the Netherlands has chilly week ahead of it. The coming week will be back to normal April weather - mostly cloudy with temperatures around 12 degrees, according to Weerplaza.
Wednesday will be especially unpleasant for sun lovers. The day will be cloudy with a good chance of rain and a strong wind along the coast. The rest of the week will have afternoon temperatures around 12 or 13 degrees, with cloud cover but little chance of rain.
The sun will break through more often on Friday, but it will not really be warm.
Despite warnings about dangerous skating conditions and thin ice, many Dutch took to the frozen lakes and canals across the Netherlands over the past day. Weerplaza warns that natural ice can be very treacherous, and the situation in the center of the Netherlands and Utrecht region is downright dangerous. If you have to skate on natural ice in these regions, be very careful.
It also seems that the skating weather is coming to a slow end for the time being. The coming nights will drop below freezing, but after Friday the weather will turn milder, according to RTL.
Last night temperatures dropped to below -10 degrees Celsius in multiple places in the Netherlands last night. At the air base in Twente the minimum temperature dropped to a whopping -10.8 degrees, making last night the coldest night of this winter season so far, according to Weerplaza.
The previous coldest night of the season was on January 6th, when the minimum temperature dropped to -10.2 degrees, also in Twente.
Despite a few days of climbing temperatures, the Netherlands can expect winter weather again later this week. From Thursday Weerplaza expects snow and sleet for the country.
A rain zone will pass over the Netherlands on Thursday, brining a strong northwesterly wind with it that will blow polar air across the country. On Thursday afternoon the numerous showers are expected to turn into snow and sleet. "In some regions several inches of snow can fall, enough for snow fun, but also enough to delay traffic."
Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning for icy, slick roads across the Netherlands this morning. Motorists are warned to adjust their driving behavior - slow down and keep a safe following distance.
The weather warning affects the entire country except the Wadden islands. The KNMI expects that the iciness will dissipate during the course of the morning.
The Netherlands can expect a stormy Boxing Day today, following the third warmest Christmas Day in the country since temperature measurements started in 1901.
According to Weerplaza, Sunday was the third mildest Christmas day in the Netherlands with temperatures reaching 12 degrees towards the end of the Day. Only last year, with 14 degrees, and 1997 with 12.8 degrees were hotter.
Sinterklaas better remember his thermal underwear this year, because the upcoming Sinterklaas eve is set to be the coldest December 5th since 1995. Temperatures are expecter to drop to -5 degrees in the early evening already, according to Weerplaza. Sunday evening will also be cold.
Monday, December 5th, is expected to by sunny, with a moderate easterly wind brining in cold air. Maximum temperatures will be around 4 degrees. But once the sun goes down around 4:30 p.m., temperatures will drop quickly.
This month was the coldest November the Netherlands had since 1998. The average temperature for November, measured at De Bilt, came down to 5.5 degrees. On 12 days the minimum temperature dropped below zero, according to meteorological institute KNMI.
The hottest it was this month was in Westdorpe in Zeeland, where the maximum temperature was 15.2 dgerees on November 1st. Despite the low temperatures, this November was quite sunny. There was about 85 hours of sunshine, compared to the November average of around 63 hours.
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.
Sunday, September 25th, was the warmest September 25th since the Netherlands started recording temperatures measurements in 1901. The maximum temperature was measured at 23.8 degrees in De Bilt, breaking the 23.7 degrees record of September 25th, 1956, according to Weerplaza.
The Netherlands can expect proper summer weather this week, according to weather agencies in the country. On Wednesday afternoon temperatures in the entire country should reach at least 30 degrees Celsius.
A very wet Monday lies ahead of the Netherlands. Weather service Weerplaza expects between 12 and 15 straight hours of rain today.
The 14 Liberation Day festivals in the Netherlands on Thursday drew a record number of over a million people, according to the police. The most visited festivals were in Groningen, Zwolle, Wageningen and Haarlem.
The Netherlands is set to have the sunniest Liberation Day ever on Thursday. Meteorologists at Weerplaza expects just over 14 hours of sunshine, thereby breaking the record stemming from 2000 when the sun shone on the country for exactly 14 hours
After a cold night in large part of the country, afternoon temperatures reached at least 12° Celsius in the Netherlands on Monday, with some places even seeing temps of 14 degrees, according to Weerplaza.nl.
The Netherlands' first official "warm" day of the year was measured in De Bilt on Sunday. A day is classified as "warm" if temperatures reach 20 degrees. At 3:50 p.m. on Sunday, it was 20.1 degrees in De Bilt. Eindhoven reached 20 degrees first on Sunday.
This weekend may hold spring weather for residents of the Netherlands. Weerplaza expects the mercury to rise quickly on Saturday. On Sunday maximum temperatures can reach between 15 and 20 degrees.
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.
The Netherlands can expect more winter weather later this week, according to Weerplaza. Halfway through the week cold air will flow into the country from the north and temperatures will drop significantly.