Orange weather warning in place as Storm Corrie hits the Netherlands

Orange weather warning in place as Storm Corrie hits the Netherlands

The Dutch Weather Institute (KNMI) has issued a weather warning for the whole of the Netherlands on Monday as the country faces winds of up to 120 kilometres per hour as a result of Storm Corrie. 

KNMI issues weather warnings for the Netherlands

With the Netherlands expected to battle stormy weather and strong gusts of wind throughout much of Monday, the KNMI has issued weather warnings for the whole country, with the provinces of North Holland and Friesland both facing code orange warnings and experiencing winds of up to 120 kilometres per hour. 

The Royal Dutch Touring Club (ANWB) has advised drivers to avoid roads on Monday if at all possible as a result of the heavy winds: “If you don't have to hit the road, stay home. Or at least adjust your driving behaviour,” one spokesperson said. 

Meanwhile, those planning on taking public transport should also be aware of train delays and cancellations due to storm-related damage, with a spokesperson from Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) explaining that fewer services are running on certain routes. Rail operator ProRail has teams on standby to “remove branches and trees from the rails” when necessary. 

Storm Corrie leads to damage across various Dutch cities

Storm Corrie has already caused some damage across the country. In Amsterdam, a tree fell in the city centre, causing significant damage to a parked car. Cyclists and pedestrians near Central Station have also struggled against strong winds as they attempt to get to work


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Similarly, in The Hague, a car was damaged after a nearby tree fell over, and the roof of a beach club in Scheveningen was blown off on Monday morning. On the A7 motorway in North Holland, a fallen tree led to traffic jams and delays. A bus shelter in the town of Rijswijk was left completely destroyed as a result of the severe winds, and in Zaandam, emergency services responded to a call after the solar panels on a local house came loose. 

For the time being, the code orange warning in North Holland and Friesland is only expected to remain in place until midday, when it will be replaced by a code yellow warning. The KNMI’s yellow weather warnings will likely be in place until 6pm for much of the country. Code orange areas should expect winds of between 90 and 120 kilometres per hour between 8am and 12pm, while code yellow areas face winds of between 75 and 100 kilometres per hour.

Victoria Séveno


Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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