The perceived temperature can go locally around -20. The temperature will stay well below zero on Sunday, and with a wind force of 7, it will be difficult. “This can cause dangerous situations,” says Marc de Jong from Buienradar.
Piles of snow
The snow makes it dangerous because you might not see a thing, De Jong says. It is difficult in the car, but it can also be awkward when walking. “It is also possible that the snow is accumulating, so you get snow dunes. I don’t expect that on the highways, but it can happen on the back roads in Groningen. You suddenly have a meter of snow. in front of you.”
Slippery roads due to ice can also be very dangerous this weekend. Maurice Middendorp explains how cold it is below:
The wind chill itself may also be enough for the KNMI to emit a yellow code. This occurs from a wind chill of -15. During a wind chill below -20 degrees, KNMI may scale up to code orange. “Wind chill temperature reporting by meteorological services is necessary to prevent cold injuries, such as hypothermia and frostbite,” the KNMI writes on the website. So if you are up north this weekend dress really well.
What about the rest of the Netherlands?
Not all over the country it is getting so hard and angry. In Maastricht, for example, it stays above 0 on Sunday and the wind chill can drop a few degrees below zero. It is also relatively easy in Zeeland, although it can freeze a bit there during the day on Sunday.
In De Bilt, a wind chill of around -13 is expected, in the east of the country it could be a little colder. But the north takes the cake.
Enough warnings? We think so. Then, it is especially important to take advantage of the winter. Because all that snow, if you can’t make a good snowman out of it …
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