The Dutch landscape turns white in the east. The first snow has fallen there and is actually staying there. The KNMI has issued code yellow for Overijssel and Gelderland due to the risk of slippery conditions due to snow.
According to Weeronline, several reports of white landscapes are received from Twente. People are also sharing photos and videos of the snow on social media.
The first regional white landscape is therefore slightly earlier than normal. On average, the first snowflakes actually remain on December 7.
More places in the east of the country could turn white in the coming hours. There is also a chance of snow on the Limburg hills on Monday evening and during the night from Monday to Tuesday.
The first snow of this season fell in the night from Friday to Saturday in South Limburg. That was very local and short-lived. But that snow did not stay there for a long time.
Risk of slippery conditions due to snow
The KNMI has issued code yellow for Overijssel and Gelderland until midnight. It may become slippery locally in those provinces.
It may also be slippery next night and in the early morning due to frozen wet roads. Code yellow will again apply in most provinces. Only for the western coastal provinces no warnings have been issued (yet).
By mid-morning the slipperiness will disappear in most places. Rijkswaterstaat expects a heavy rush hour on Tuesday morning due to the slippery conditions.
Dit betekent code geel
Het KNMI hanteert verschillende weercodes: groen, geel, oranje en rood. Code geel wordt door het weerinstituut als volgt omschreven:
“Er is mogelijk kans op gevaarlijk weer. Dit zijn weersituaties die in Nederland vaak voorkomen waarbij het raadzaam is op te letten, met name als men onderweg is. Code geel kan 48 uur voordat het weerfenomeen optreedt, worden uitgegeven. De zekerheid is minstens 60 procent.”
The post first appeared on www.nu.nl