Starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, a code yellow weather alert will be in effect for all three northern provinces and much of the rest of the Netherlands due to predicted wintry precipitation.
Translation by Traci White
RTV Drenthe reports that temperatures are expected to drop over the course of Thursday afternoon and evening down to around freezing. John Havinga, RTV Drenthe’s weather person, is forecasting that a weather front bringing a mix of wintry precipitation will move through much of the country, including Drenthe, Groningen and Friesland throughout the night.
The third code yellow weather warning for the north in January will come into effect on 8 p.m. on Thursday and will remain in place until 8 a.m. on Friday. The weather warning is cautioning people who are travelling on Thursday evening and early on Friday to take extra care due to the likelihood of slippery conditions.
“Overnight, there will be widespread frost and the temperature will likely be around -2”, Havinga says. “Surfaces will be wet due to the wintry showers, and the freezing temperatures on top of that will mean that icy patches may develop.”
The weather is expected to get colder for the next couple of weeks than it has been for most of the winter thus far. During the day, temperatures should only get barely above freezing and could get as could as -6 degrees overnight.