Friday 05 March 2021

Strong winds bring down trees and disrupt trains as storm Christoph moves up the coast

This tree hit four vans and a car in Meppel. Photo: Novum Perburo Meter via ANP

Strong overnight winds brought down trees, causing traffic problems and disrupting some train services as storm Christoph moved along the Dutch coast.

The strongest gales were in IJmuiden, where wind speeds of up to 127 kph were recorded, news website Nu.nl said.

Although the wind died down on Thursday morning, the KNMI weather bureau has issued a code yellow weather warning for Noord-Holland, Friesland and Groningen on Thursday afternoon, saying the gales are set to make a come-back until early evening.

Friday will be sunny at times, with temperatures around 8 Celsius, but the weekend will be colder, overcast and with showers, the KNMI said.

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