Winter is back: freezing conditions and a snowy school run in the south

Children cycling to school in Limburg. Photo: Marcel van Hoorn ANP
Children cycling to school in Limburg. Photo: Marcel van Hoorn ANP

The KNMI weather bureau issued a code amber weather warning for Limburg and Brabant on Wednesday morning, saying as much as 10 centimetres of snow may fall in hilly places.

A yellow warning has been issued for the rest of the country because of potentially freezing conditions on the roads, but snow is unlikely in the north.

The ANWB motoring organisation said it expects difficult conditions on the roads, particularly in southern areas. Most delays will be in Noord-Brabant during the rush hour.

Later in the day there may be sunny spells, particularly in coastal areas, but more snow is expected overnight, apart from in the far north.

The picture is similar on Thursday and Friday, but by the weekend it will be warmer and the snow and sleet will give way to rain. There may be some sunshine on Saturday.

The KNMI’s long term forecast is for more of the same, well into March.

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