Train services reduced ahead of early evening storm
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Much of the country may be hit by severe weather early on Wednesday evening as storms move in from the south west, weather forecasters said.
Coastal provinces in particular may be hit by thunderstorms and hail, with winds of up to 80kph, the KNMI said on its website. The storms will move across the country overnight, and tomorrow it will be several degrees cooler than today.
Weather bureau Meteoconsult said a large amount of rain will fall in some places, which may lead to flash flooding.
Dutch Rail (NS) is reducing services from 17.00 hours in some areas to head off potential damage by lightning and strong winds. Fewer trains will operate between Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Amersfoort and between The Hague and Utrecht, the NS said on its website.