The Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (royal Dutch meteorological institute) was set up in 1854. The organisation provides weather forecasts and warnings. It also operates an expertise centre for research into weather, climate and seismology. Based in De Bilt, the KNMI has a workforce of 500. It also has several commercial rivals, which it kindly links to on its website.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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