The Sinterklaas celebrations on Monday, December 5, are set to be the coldest in 20 years, as freezing temperatures return to the Netherlands, weather forecasters said on Friday.
During the day it will be bright and sunny but the temperature will go down to at least -5 degrees in the early evening as cold air is brought in by a light easterly wind.
The coldest Sinterklaas evening was in 1925 when the temperature plunged to as low as -10 degrees, according to Weerplaza.nl. In 2006, by contrast, the temperature hit a high of 15 degrees during the day.
This weekend will also be dry with some sunshine and possible frost at night in sheltered places, the KNMI weather bureau said.
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