We’ve seen some fair weather for January the past few days. Well, all of that is about to change in the upcoming 24 hours. Substantial rain, wind gusts and snow will hit the Netherlands on Thursday and Friday and we’re going to experience it all together. Let’s have a look at the storm that is coming to the Netherlands.
The weather forecast:
This is all from the official KNMI, so no blaming DutchReview when it does (not) happen. Over the course of Thursday it will start to rain in the Southern part of the country, some parts of the country may even see 20 mm of rain. With temperatures constantly dropping as well, that rain will be turning into (dirty, cold and wet) snow during the night.
Friday will start out with more rain and snow, with the Eastern part of the Netherlands probably seeing way more snow and thus getting an actual chance to snap some scenic pics (send em in people!). The rest of the country is also going to see severe gusts of wind, rain and cloudy conditions. In short, the KNMI might as well have stated there’s just a lot of weather coming in the upcoming 48 hours.
Us the next 48 hours:
The consequences of this storm
The KNMI sounded another weather alarm. Code yellow this time and they’re predicting some icy and slippery roads tonight and tomorrow. Adding to the already increasingly shitty traffic in the Netherlands of the past moments. Good news for the people in the North of the Netherlands, stuff supposed to be less bad over there for a change.
But make no mistake, this storm is going to be a big one. Belgium is prepping for the ‘worst storm’ in 50 years and the Dutch have closed one of their ‘Deltaworks’ called the ‘Hollandsche Ijsselkering’ (gotta love that uber-Dutch name). There’s also talk of closing down the Maeslantkering, and that’s a thing folks since it was only closed once since it opened in 1997.
Good winter weather is coming in next week!
There’s good news as well, if you like ice-skating and ‘koek and zopie’ that is. Next week temperatures will drop below zero and conditions will be dry, meaning there is a substanstial chance that we can get the ‘ice-skates from the fat’ and start our national winter sport of ice-skating and hoping for an Elfstedentocht! Looking forward to these scenes again!
PS. As always feel really welcome to send in shots and comments on the terrible cold that is coming 😉
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