With little over a week to go the chances of a white Christmas are fading fast, weather bureau Weer.nl predicts, although Limburg may receive a light dusting.
The rest of the country will probably have to contend with rain and sleet on the day, the weather bureau said.
The Netherlands last had an official white Christmas in 2009 and 2010, when a one centimetre layer covered the field near the KNMI weather station in De Bilt on both December 25 and 26.
The weather will be milder in the run-up to Christmas as warmer air from the south makes its way here and temperatures may rise to between 10 and 13 degrees.
However, cold air is then set to enter from the northwest bringing rain and more wintry temperatures over the Christmas period itself, Weer.nl said.
The KNMI weather bureau too puts the likelihood of a white Christmas as ‘very low’.
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