Thunderstorms and hail forecast for Wednesday afternoon


The KNMI weather bureau has issued a code yellow weather warning for the entire country on Wednesday afternoon, saying thunderstorms and hail are forecast nationwide.

Prior to the storms moving over the country, the temperature will rise to between 24C and 30C in the east. The wind will also move to the south west and rise in strength, reaching up to 75 kph in places, the KNMI said.

The storm warning runs until midnight.

Thursday will be cooler at around 22C and there will be showers at times. Temperatures will begin rising again over the weekend, reaching as high as 32C by next Tuesday, when thunderstorms are again likely.

The KNMI  long range forecast is for more of the same, with temperatures below average for the time of year, showers and some storms.

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