Jul 09, 2023 at 06:05Update: 10 minutes ago
Severe thunderstorms will move across the country this afternoon. The KNMI issues code orange for the provinces of Limburg, North Brabant, Gelderland and Overijssel. Code yellow applies in the rest of the country.
During the showers, the hailstones can locally be as large as golf balls. Wind gusts of 75 to 100 kilometers per hour are also possible.
Damage and danger can arise from hail, lightning, falling trees and objects blown away. A lot of precipitation can also fall in a short period of time, which can cause local flooding.
Rijkswaterstaat warns people who hit the road. Water recreationists have also been warned. They must look for a port in the approaching storm. The NS has announced that train traffic may also be affected and recommends that you keep an eye on the carrier’s website and app.
In the course of the evening, the showers will move towards Germany. After that it will be dry everywhere, according to Weeronline.
The weather picture this week has to deal with a number of extremes. Saturday was the warmest July 8 ever recorded. And last summer storm Poly passed over the Netherlands. Wind gusts of 100 to 120 kilometers per hour occurred. There were outliers on the coast: a wind gust of 146 kilometers per hour was measured at the weather station near IJmuiden.
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