More snow expected on Thursday as Limburg turns white

Snow in Maastricht. Photo: Jean-Pierre Geusens ANP

More snow flurries are expected across the Netherlands on Thursday after up to 20 centimetres fell in southern parts of Limburg overnight.

The snow in the south disrupted public transport, with no Arriva bus services on Thursday morning, local broadcaster 1Limburg said. The infrastructure ministry’s roads department has also warned that motorists in the province should be careful throughout the morning because of the snow and ice.

Some schools have also closed their doors.

According to the KNMI weather bureau, the new snow is likely to cause problems in the north and south, where the temperature will remain around 3° all day. There will also, however, be some sunny spells.

On Thursday evening, snow is most likely in coastal areas and there will be a widespread, light frost, but the temperature could fall to as low as -7° in Limburg.

The situation is similar on Friday, with snow in the morning and sunshine breaking through later in the day. Saturday will be dry with plenty of sunshine but the sleet and rain will be back on Sunday, the KNMI said.

Next week the weather will become warmer, with daytime temperatures of around 13°, but it will also be windy and wet, with a 90% chance of rain on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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