Strong wind warning issued for all of the Netherlands; 21 degrees on Monday
A code yellow weather warning was issued for the whole of the Netherlands on Thursday. The coastal provinces are covered by a strong wind warning until 9:00 a.m. and then again later in the day. The Dutch meteorological institute KNMI said gusts of wind were likely to reach up to 75 km/h from 10 a.m. in Limburg, and up to 90 km/h on the Wadden Islands later in the daytime. The weather is expected to improve at the start of the weekend, with temperatures in the low twenties early next week.
Wednesday was already windy, with wind gusts reaching a maximum of 88 km/h on the Noord-Holland coast and 48 km/h in some isolated inland areas. No weather alert was issued for Wednesday, although similar strong winds are likely to continue Thursday.
The strong south-easterly winds were expected to impact South Limburg before moving to the rest of the country. The Code Yellow alert is in effect there from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with gusts reaching 75 km / h.
“From around 12 p.m. there is a local risk of strong gusts of wind from 75 km/h to around 90 km/h in the Wadden region nationwide; the wind direction will then be from the west,” the KNMI wrote in its alert. The provinces of Flevoland, Friesland and Groningen will be on alert until around 9 p.m., as will the Wadden Islands.
Strong gusts are also expected in the remaining regions from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. These provinces include Drenthe, Gelderland, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Utrecht, Zeeland and Zuid-Holland. The IJsselmeer region also falls under the more limited alert.
“Circulation and outdoor activities could be hampered,” wrote the KNMI. “In the early evening, the strong gusts of wind in the central and eastern region will disappear, then a few hours later in the north and northwest.”
The wind will ease considerably on Friday, becoming mild on Sunday. Temperatures will reach up to 10 degrees Celsius on Friday and Saturday with a good chance of precipitation. Although overnight temperatures will remain cool, the thermometer could climb to 14 degrees on Sunday. Both days of the weekend are expected to be partly cloudy, but with some sunny spells on Sunday, then Monday as well.
The work week is expected to kick off with high daytime temperatures of between 18 and 21 degrees on a fairly dry Monday. The thermometer could remain high on a partly sunny Tuesday, but with a higher chance of rain.