Monday 19 April 2021

Snow and strong winds will hit the north as chilly weather sets in

A light sprinkling of snow fell in northern parts of the Netherlands on Monday, as wintry showers moved in from the polar regions, and there will be little change in the coming days.

The KNMI has issued a code yellow weather warning for Monday evening, saying there will be strong winds and slippery conditions on the roads, thanks to hail and snow particularly in the north and west.

The temperature will reach no more than 5 Celsius in the wind, compared with 10 Celsius in an average early April. Last week the temperature was in the low 20s.

Strong winds on the coast have already led ferry operator Doeksen to amend its services to the Wadden Sea islands of Vlieland and Terschelling.

The weather will remain chilly and bleak in the coming days, the KNMI said.

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