Reports that the Netherlands will be hit by a “snow bomb” next week have been ruled as highly unlikely by Dutch meteorologists, who say a week ahead is “a long way away”.
One European weather model does suggest the Netherlands could be hit by up to 20 centimetres of snow next Wednesday, but rain is more likely because it may not be cold enough for snow, forecasters say.
Predicting a snow storm a week ahead depends very much on what weather model you follow, Buienradar forecaster Martijn Dorrestein told broadcaster RTL Nieuws. “A weather pattern can move 100 kilometres,” he said. “It is a question of wait and see.”
The KNMI weather bureau says there could be some sleet or snow on Monday and Tuesday and it will turn colder again. Weerplaza too says snow is an option but by no means certain.
Forecasters do agree this Wednesday is the last day with strong sunshine and freezing temperatures during daylight, and the night will be the coldest yet, at up to -10° in the east of the country. Thursdays will start sunny but cloud will move in during the day and the temperature will creep up to around 2°.
Thursday is also set to be the last day that skating fanatics can take advance of natural ice and skate outdoors.
On Friday the wind will move to the west and that means the air will carry more moisture. The temperature will also rise to around 5° during the day, although the night frosts will continue. On Sunday there may be some sleet or rain.
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