Sunday’s storm ends the heatwave; sunny spells and showers ahead

Photo: Odi Busman
Lightning over Amsterdam. Photo: Odi Busman

Sunday’s thunderstorms brought down trees and caused flash flooding to many parts of the Netherlands, but welcome relief to many who had been waiting for rain.

The KNMI weather bureau had issued a nationwide code orange weather warning ahead of the storm, which reached the south in the afternoon and moved north in the early evening.

The storm stopped take-offs and landings at Schiphol airport for a time, and one KLM flight from Rome was forced to divert to Groningen, broadcaster NOS said. But so far, no major damage has been reported.

The KNMI weather bureau says there may be more thunderstorms in the west on Monday evening, and showers are likely nationwide.

The temperature will vary from 23 Celsius on the coast to 27 Celsius in the south and east. The rest of the week will be cooler, with sunny spells and showers, the KNMI said.

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