The Netherlands will be hit by showers, strong winds, and chilly temperatures from Friday and there could even be sleet or snow next week, according to the Weeronline weather bureau.
Northwesterly winds will bring heavy rain to much of the country at times, and this could fall as hail or sleet, Weeronline says. But there will also be some sunny intervals and the temperature could drop to as low as 6°.
The wind will be particularly strong in the afternoon and evening on the coast, and some storm sluice gates have been closed in preparation because of high tides. Levels in the Rhine river and the IJsselmeer are also extremely high, according to the infrastructure ministry.
The weekend will be a mixture of sunny spells, cloud and rain and there will be a strong northwesterly breeze. The temperature will be no higher than 8°. On Sunday, the rain will clear and it will be a chilly night and there could be a light frost in sheltered inland areas.
Next week the temperature will drop further, with temperatures during the day between 2° and 5°, and with light night frosts and sunny spells. Snow showers remain an option, Weeronline said.
The KNMI paints a similar picture and says temperatures will drop further moving into December. There is an 80% to 90% chance that temperatures will remain under the seasonal average and a 30% chance of wintry weather daily.
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