Sleet and snow to hit on Monday as winter sets in for a spell

Cyclists keep going despite the snow in Amsterdam. Photo:

The Netherlands is in for a spell of wintry weather from Sunday night, as snow and sleet move over the country. The northern coast may also have some thunder and lightning, the KNMI weather bureau said.

The agency has issued a code yellow weather warning for most of the country, apart from Zeeland, Flevoland, Friesland and the Wadden Sea islands on Monday morning.

The snow is likely to stick inland where the temperature will drop to around freezing point, but in coastal regions it will be several degrees above. It will also be windy on the coast.

Monday will be cloudy with sleet or snow and hail and, possibly, thunder. The roads may also be slippery. The situation is similar on Tuesday but by Wednesday there may be some sunny spells mixed in with the wintry showers.

Wintry showers are likely for the rest of the week and there will be moderate frosts overnight, the KNMI said.

After next weekend it will turn warmer and there is an 80% chance of temperatures above the seasonal norm toward the end of the month.

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