Wind speeds are expected to periodically reach 90 kilometers per hour in the Netherlands on Monday afternoon. The expected strong winds prompted the Dutch meteorological service, KNMI, to issue a yellow weather warning covering the entire country. More advisories may be issued on Tuesday, when strong winds, thunderstorms and hail are possible.
The strongest winds are expected to be along the North Sea coast and offshore. The provinces of Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland and West Zealand will be under a three-hour warning starting at 1pm. The province of Brabant will also be under yellow warning from 1pm to 4pm, while the provinces of Utrecht, Flevoland and Friesland will be on alert from 3pm to 5pm.
The alert will initially start after an hour in the five provinces along the eastern border. The entire country should be out of alert by 6pm, although winds are expected to remain particularly gusty throughout the night.
Although winds of 90 km/h are expected on the coast, peaks should reach around 75 km/h inland. Winds and rain showers are also likely. “Traffic and outdoor activities may be affected due to strong wind gusts,” KNMI said.
Maximum daytime temperatures are expected to reach about 14 degrees Celsius in the north, and 15 degrees in the southern governorates. Although the winds will initially come from the south, they will shift from the west before the weather warning. Skies should clear later in the evening, although rain is still expected in the northeast and east.
Tuesday is again expected to be a very windy day, although the morning is expected to be drier. The sun may shine from time to time before the thunder and cold expected in the afternoon.
The weather is expected to increasingly fluctuate around a long-term average of around 9.5 degrees Celsius during the day, and 4.3 degrees during the night. “Sunday in particular will be mild with a little wind,” KNMI reported. “No warnings are expected as of Wednesday, at this time.”
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