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Cold snap officially over

Sunday 27 January 2013

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Piles of ice are forming close to the lighthouse on Marken in the Ijsselmeer

Twelve days of continuous frost officially ended on Saturday evening, when the temperature at the De Bilt weather station rose to 0.4 Celsius.

Some 80,000 people took part in organised skating routes on Saturday, as skaters flocked to take advantage of the last day of good ice.

The lowest temperature recorded during the cold snap was -18 Celsius in the Veluwe village of Herwijnen on the night of January 15.

Weather forecasters say the temperature could reach as high as 11 Celsius on Tuesday and Wednesday.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Great! Now let's see what other excuse for not working will the public transport companies pull out of their sleeves.

By George | 27 January 2013 4:16 PM

"Cold snap officially over"

Mesdames messieurs, place your bets please..

'Still have February to go!

By The visitor | 27 January 2013 6:46 PM

I sure am glad, riding a bike on that stuff was risking my life each day. Mainly I'm glad for the older folks with walkers, etc. - they really have it tough just getting groceries and necessities when its icy on the streets and sidewalks for so long.

By Z | 28 January 2013 6:36 AM

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