Snow showers are expected to move into the north on Tuesday afternoon, and the KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) has issued a code yellow weather warning for the entire country.
Translation by Traci White
Snow showers and ice-covered surfaces expected to have at least some impact on every province in the country. In the early afternoon, snow fall of between one and three centimetres, with localised snowfalls possibly reaching five centimetres, is possible and likely to make for icy conditions on untreated surfaces hazardous. Overnight on Tuesday, below freezing temperatures and lingering snow showers will mean the risk of black ice on roadways.
The Groninger Internet Courant reports that code yellow will come into effect in the province of Groningen at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and will remain in effect until noon the following day. The same hours will apply to Drenthe. In Friesland, the weather warning will start at 12 p.m. and will last until midday on Wednesday.
Radar imagery courtesy of Buienradar
Although the predicted wintry weather front prompted NS and ProRail to run half as many trains as usual in the central provinces, Dagblad van het Noorden reports that Arriva and NS were not planning to adjust the rail service in the north on account of the snow.
Road conditions on Monday night were already treacherous in some areas of the north due to freezing temperatures. RTV Drenthe reports that in Pesse, the driver of a car that slipped off the road due to ice had to be transported to a nearby hospital. The municipality of Hoogeveen was salting the road overnight on Monday.