Thursday 13 May 2021

Snow blankets much of the Netherlands, and there may be more to come

Snow in Amsterdam. Photo: DutchNews.nl

Several centimetres of snow fell over much of the country on Saturday morning, bringing slippery conditions to many roads.

The KNMI weather bureau issued a code yellow weather warning for much of the country and transport ministry grit lorries were out in force to keep the roads clear.

No serious accidents or long delays were reported.

The snow also led to the cancellation of some 3,000 amateur football matches.

Near Made, in Brabant, a woman was taken to hospital suffering from hypothermia after apparently falling into a pond. It is not clear how she ended up in the water, which was covered by a thin layer of ice, the Telegraaf said.

Also in Brabant, police have asked people to alert them if they see roofs without a covering of snow. That could indicate that there is a marijuana plantation in the attic, the local force said on Twitter.

Forecast

According to the KNMI weather bureau, there will be some more snow on Saturday evening and overnight, although it is likely to be sleet or rain in the south.

On Sunday it will be cloudy in the morning and there may be more sleet or snow. In the afternoon the sun may break through and it will be dry everywhere. The temperature will vary from 2 degrees in the north east to as high as seven in the south.

Next week, there will be sunny spells and warmer daytime temperatures – possibly as high as 11 degrees on Wednesday. However, there will still be frost at night, weather bureau weeronline.nl said.

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