A sunny but cold weekend ahead, perfect for shooting star watchers

This weekend will be sunny but cold, and the clear skies on Saturday night offer perfect conditions to watch falling stars from the Leonids meteor shower, weather forecasters say.

Friday’s mist will eventually clear to reveal a sunny day in most places, with temperatures reaching seven degrees in the west and 11 in the south of Limburg. The temperatures on Friday night will fall to as low as freezing point in the east of the country.

Saturday and Sunday will be crisp and cold, with temperatures around seven degrees in most places and a light overnight frost in sheltered areas.

Saturday night is also the best to watch the Leonid meteor shower which peaks on November 17 as the earth passes through the debris left by comet Tempel-Tuttle.

Next week will be colder again with sunny spells and light sleet or snow possible on Wednesday. The KNMI weather bureau says cold, dry weather is likely to continue to the end of the month.

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