Winter at last: snow forecast for north-east this weekend

Temperatures in the eastern Dutch provinces are set to fall below zero this weekend, and several centimetres of snow could fall in the north-east, weather forecaster KNMI said on Friday.

Western parts of the country will have rain rather than snow and it will be considerably warmer in the south-west, the KNMI said. 

However, the temperature will drop to as low as -5 Celsius overnight in sheltered parts of the north-east and will hover around freezing point during the day.

The KNMI says the temperature could drop to as low as -7 Celsius later next week.

Meanwhile, website says Friday is the first official ‘ice day’ of this winter, with the temperature failing to rise above freezing in the region around Nieuw-Beerta.

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