Storm Henk will bring strong winds and rain to the north west

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The KNMI weather bureau has issued a code yellow weather warning for storm Henk which is due to hit northern and coastal parts of the Netherlands from around 8pm on Tuesday evening.

Winds of up to gale force 9 may hit the north west of the country and could bring down trees while heavy rain may lead to localised flooding, the KNMI said.

The biggest problems with excess rainwater are likely to be around the Markermeer, where water levels are already high, according to the waterboard association. In particular, there is a risk of flooding at Enkhuizen and Hoorn.

Pumping stations on the Frisian side of the IJsselmeer are also working to reduce the risk of flooding, broadcaster NOS said.

Some train services in the north of the country between Den Helder and Heerhugowaard may be reduced because of the storm, the AD reported.

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