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Railways, airports, roads gear up for Friday's forecast snow (update)

Thursday 06 December 2012

Dutch rail (NS), Schiphol airport and motoring organisations are making preparations to cope with an expected heavy snowfall on Friday morning, according to media reports.

Weather bureau Weeronline.nl is forecasting ‘total disruption’ during the morning rush hour and is advising motorists to stay home.

The snow is forecast to start around midnight on Thursday night and will be heaviest in the west of the country in the early morning. Up to 12 cm of snow is expected over most of the country, except the far east and in Limburg. Strong winds are also expected to create drifting.

The KNMI weather bureau on Thursday evening issued an extreme weather warning for all but the far north east of the country. It too expects snow of between 5 cm and 10 cm over much of the country with up to 20 cm in places.

Saturday is forecast to be dry and sunny, but will remain below freezing. Saturday night will be as cold as -7 Celsius in places, the KNMI says.

Overnight snow caused delays on the roads on Thursday morning and led NS to run fewer trains in some parts of the country.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Good luck Amsterdam!!!! It's minus 10 here in Ontario and no disruptions of any kind reported!!!!

By Michael K | 6 December 2012 4:41 PM

Holiday tomorrow :)

By Ashish | 6 December 2012 4:50 PM

Just a little correction: The temperature is either below 0 or freezing. Not 'below freezing'. ;)

By JJ | 6 December 2012 6:44 PM

Just a little correction: Perfectly correct English to refer to temperatures below 32F (0C) as as being "below freezing"

By Cros Bingby | 6 December 2012 10:21 PM

Yes Michael K, we know that Ontario has a continental climate. Amsterdam on the other hand lies in Western Europe, we have a marine west coast climate here.

By pepe | 6 December 2012 10:52 PM

They probably meant below the freeze point.

By Cal | 6 December 2012 11:16 PM

@pepe: and how exactly does your comment add any value to the question whether disruptions are reasonable in the Dutch weather, which is not as cold as Ontario?

By the_expat | 7 December 2012 10:31 AM

Every year it snows and every year the same problem.. If you can not bake a cake maybe you should let the better ones (German, Swedish, American, etc..) bake it..

By someone | 7 December 2012 11:18 AM

@someone, you mean this Sweden:
And if you understand Swedish:

By pepe | 7 December 2012 2:36 PM

Someone : i totally agree with you , in netherland if there is abit snow or rain, train and everything will have problem,

By naarde | 7 December 2012 4:43 PM

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