Stormy weather damage on one of the coldest Easter days ever

For example, the ferry ports in Holwerd and on Schiermonnikoog were flooded, making it difficult for people and cars to reach the boat or the quay. On Schiermonnikoog, buses and cars even had to drive through the water to get to the boat to Lauwersoog, writes the Leeuwarder Courant. The timetable between Harlingen and Terschelling and Vlieland was adjusted due to the wind.

Beach houses broken

Many beach houses have been blown to pieces on the beach between Castricum and Wijk aan Zee in North Holland. NH News writes that many owners of the houses had taken precautions, but that there is still a lot of damage.

The football match in the Kitchen Champion Division between Roda JC and Almere City was halted this afternoon due to the heavy snowfall in Kerkrade.

The winter showers last all evening. In addition, there is again hail and sleet, but according to Buienradar sometimes thunderstorms are possible. And the wind continues to blow. On the Wadden, the wind can shoot out to gale force: wind force 9. In the coastal provinces, heavy gusts of wind occur around 80 kilometers per hour, in the Wadden area up to 100 kilometers per hour.

Smoothness and strong winds

The KNMI had announced code yellow for today due to wind gusts of up to 120 kilometers per hour. The weather warning is still valid tonight. The KNMI also warns against slipperiness until 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow again a lot of winter showers will pass over the country, reports Buienradar. “It will be a maximum of 4 to 6 degrees, but during such a winter shower the temperature is close to zero. The northwest wind is moderate to quite strong, on the coast strong to strong, wind force 6 to 7.”

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