KNMI issues third weather warning in a week as new storm heads for NL

Photo: Liesbeth van der Raay
Photo: Liesbeth van der Raay

The KNMI weather bureau issued its third code amber weather warning in a week on Sunday, saying winds of up to 120 kph will hit the coast in the evening.

The wind will be at its worst between 8pm and 11pm, and the code amber warning applies to Zeeland, Zuid-Holland, Noord-Holland and the area around the IJsselmeer.

Storm Eunice on Friday left four people in the Netherlands dead and brought down hundreds of trees, while storm Dudley earlier in the week also brought down trees and disrupted traffic.

So far Sunday evening’s strong winds have not been classified as a storm by the KNMI because, for that, the wind must average at least gale force 9 for an hour. Tonight’s peak is expected to be shorter.

Nevertheless, the storm, which has already hit Britain, has been named Franklin after Dutch meteorologist Frank Kroonenberg who worked for the KNMI for 40 years.

Monday it will still be very windy, with plenty of rain, the KNMI said.

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