Strong winds due to stormy weather in Friesland caused problems and scattered damage across the province.
Translation by Hans de Preter
Various events across Friesland were cancelled due to the stormy conditions, including an art market in Balk and a horse riding event in Sneek. RTV Noord reports that winds got up to level 9 (up to 88 kilometers per hour, or 54 miles per hour) on the Beaufort scale along the coasts.
The Leeuwarder Courant reports that scaffolding at an under renovation building fell over on the Princessenweg in the Nijlân neighbourhoods due to the strong wind
Local storm damage has also been reported across the province, including a former sand funnel which had been converted into a hotel which lost some of its roofing material in Harlingen. The fire department and the owner of the unique facility restored the roofing, and no one was staying in the room on the Willemskade at the time.
Isolated reports have come in from Burgum, Wyns and Joure, primarily due to downed trees on roads. where there was a tree on the road.
Thunderstorms earlier this week inspired photographers to create beautiful photos of lightning strikes in Leeuwarden, including these striking shots by Ruben van Vliet.
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— Ruben van Vliet (@rubenvvliet) June 5, 2019
Photo source: Skitterphoto