With temperatures topping 30 degrees centigrade yesterday, the Dutch meteorological office is predicting heavy rains today
By Thomas Ansell
Temperatures soared across Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe yesterday, with some areas basking in 33 degree weather (unsurprisingly the hottest this year so far). Unfortunately, as often happens with Dutch weather, a change has occurred overnight and the Dutch meteorological office (KNMI) has now issues several ‘code yellow’ alerts for thunderstorms, high winds, and heavy rain.
Temperatures in Groningen and Friesland are dropping down to about 24 degrees, whilst hot and heavy air is sitting over Drenthe, pushing temperatures up closer to 30. All of that could change in a matter of minutes, though, with heavy thunderstorms forecast to be ‘unpredictable’.
The storms are predicted in Groningen and Drenthe between 19:00 and midnight, with Friesland likely to be battered an hour earlier. Winds could reach 75 kph, and there is even a possibility of hail.
So, summer, winter, and a hurricane all within 24 hours: Northern Dutch weather at its finest.