More storms ahead in the south on Friday afternoon, weekend will be dry

The KNMI has warned of thunder, strong gusts and hail. Photo:

Thursday’s storms caused widespread damage to trees and disrupted train travel, particularly around Utrecht, and weather forecasters are warning that there will be more of the same on Friday afternoon.

However, Friday’s storms, including hail and strong winds, are likely to be confined to the south and east of the country, weather bureau KNMI said.

In Limburg, there may be localized flooding, hail stones of up to two centimetres across, and winds of up to 100 kph, the KNMI warned.

On Thursday, the agency issued a code amber weather warning because of the storms and at least two people were injured by falling trees.

Friday’s storms will die out overnight and the weekend will be dry with cloud and sunny spells. The rain will be back next week again, however, with again the chance of storms in the south and east on Monday.

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