Snow bomb? These experts are forecasting A LOT of snow for the Netherlands

It's snow time! Or is it? โ„๏ธ

Some weather experts have caused quite a storm on X after sharing graphics that predict not just snow, but a huge wave of it coming for the Netherlands. However, other experts don’t seem to agree.

So which is it? Will we have snow in the coming days? Or not?

The predictions according to X

The debate started on X when people, including a Dutch weatherman by the name of Michael van der Pol, started sharing graphs released by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

According to the weather graphs, the Netherlands is not just going to get snow, but A LOT of it next Wednesday.

Translation: If this calculation is correct, the Netherlands will be completely shut down next week! ECMWF’s operational run calculates a snow disturbance around January 17 that will pass exactly over our country...

If the ECMWF doesn’t sound official enough to you, let us point out that this is not just some guy in a basement who creates graphs and owns an X account โ€” it’s a legitimate weather forecast organisation.

Another user on X describes the incoming wave as the “snow bomb of death.”

What’s causing confusion, however, is that some Dutch forecasting sites are staying very quiet on the subject.

What do they say?

Well, nothing.

Many go-to weather sites in the Netherlands, such as and Buienradar have yet to say anything at all about this incoming “snow bomb.”

Could this be because the predictions are for a week in the future? Perhaps.

Or perhaps the Dutch are being a bit more mum on the subject so that we don’t all go stockpiling Chocomel and winter boots.

Regardless of the reasons for this, let’s keep an eye on those forecasts people. ๐Ÿ‘€

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Before becoming the Senior Editor of DutchReview, Sarah was a fresh-faced international looking to learn more about the Netherlands. Since moving here in 2017, Sarah has added a BA in English and Philosophy (Hons.), an MA in Literature (Hons.), and over three years of writing experience at DutchReview to her skillset. When Sarah isn't acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her trying to sound witty while writing about some of the stickier topics such as mortgages and Dutch law.


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