A second night of severe storms across the Netherlands again brought down trees and disrupted traffic as strong winds and heavy rain battered most of the country.
The KNMI weather bureau had first issued a code yellow weather warning but later in the evening updated this to orange for everywhere but Zeeland as the full extent of the storm became apparent.
— Marcel Hogenes (@MarcelHogenes) June 5, 2019
Up to five centimetres of rain fell in some places, causing localised flooding and the emergency services were called out hundreds of times to deal with trees which had been blown down and other damage
In Amsterdam, five people were slightly injured in the storm, including one person hit by a falling tree next to the Amstel river, local media said. Elsewhere, several fires were started by lightning.
Op #N522 zijn wij @ProvincieNH en @BrandweerASV / @BrandweerAA hard bezig om de weg weer vrij te krijgen. Het opruimen van alle bomen op de #N522 gaat nog ruim tot 12:00 uur vandaag duren. @RWSverkeersinfo @ANWBverkeer pic.twitter.com/omUC10D2Uv
— Weginspecteur Wesley (@wesleypnh) June 6, 2019
According to weather bureau Weeronline, the strongest wind speed – 127 kph – was recorded in Utrecht.
— Laura Van Twillert (@LauraTwillert) June 6, 2019
Thursday will have calmer weather with temperatures in the high teens and some rain. Friday, however, there may be more storms with thunder, hail and strong winds in the evening, the KNMI weather bureau said.
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