Today, winter rains will spread across the country. Precipitation varies from snow to sleet and hail. “Locally it can turn white for a while when temperatures get close to zero,” says meteorologist Maurice Middendorp of Buenradar. “But the chance of the snow staying there for a long time is not great.”
In Berg en Dal, near Nijmegen, there was about 6 centimeters of snow early this morning:
Middendorp expects it will not be as white as Berg en Dal elsewhere. “Generally, wet snow.”
The code is yellow
In places where it is cold or (wet) snowing, there is a high probability of slippery roads. That's why KNMI announced Code Yellow this morning for all of the Netherlands. According to Middendorp, the risk of slippery conditions will remain until the afternoon. “Then it will become drier and the sun will come through more often.”
Afternoon temperatures range between 1 and 3 degrees inside the country and reach 5 degrees on the coast. Because of the wind, the perceived temperature will be lower everywhere. “Cold winds are blowing from the west to the northwest in several places,” Middendorp says.
Hail or (wet) snow will sometimes fall locally during the coming days, especially in the north and during the morning hours. But generally less snow is expected.
“Tomorrow afternoon it will be dry almost everywhere,” says Middendorp. “The sun is shining and the wind is blowing less.”
10 cm of snow on the Limburg hills
There is a greater chance of snow falling again in the south of the country on Wednesday. This is due to the low pressure area passing south of the Netherlands. “More than 5 cm of snow could fall in Limburg, and perhaps even 10 cm in the Limburg hills.”
For people going to the Belgian Ardennes, Middendorp speaks of a potential surprise. “A large amount of snow, 20 to 30 centimeters thick, could fall there.”
Watch Buienradar's snow radar here:
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