Code yellow storm warning for the Netherlands, flooding in Friesland
After significant amounts of rain over the weekend led to flooding in parts of the Netherlands and Belgium, the Dutch Weather Institute (KNMI) has issued a code yellow weather warning for the whole of the Netherlands for Monday and Tuesday for heavy rain and thunderstorms.
Floods in Zeeland, Friesland and Brabant
After sunny summer weather for much of last week, the weekend saw storms and rain for much of the country. Heavy rainfall in parts of Friesland led to flooding. Some parts of the northern province saw 100 millimetres of rain on Saturday and Sunday - more than the province usually sees in the whole of July.
Streets, basements and campsites flooded over the weekend. Parts of Zeeland and Brabant also saw some flooding as a result of heavy rainfall.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms in the Netherlands
While most of the country didn’t suffer too much over the weekend, the KNMI has issued a code yellow weather warning for the whole of the Netherlands for the start of this week. On Monday morning, storms and showers are expected, especially in the southwest of the country. Heading into the afternoon and evening, storms could break out across the country.
The KNMI also notes that there is a high chance of more rain and storms on Tuesday afternoon and evening. There could potentially also be some lightning and hail. In Amsterdam and Utrecht, the weather warnings are in place from 1 pm until 10 pm on Monday, and 1 pm until 11 pm on Tuesday. Meanwhile, in Rotterdam and The Hague, Monday’s code yellow alert is in place from 8 am through to 10 pm.