KNMI issues new storm warning

17th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

17 January 2007, AMSTERDAM — Meteorological bureau KNMI has issued a storm warning for Thursday with gusts of up 120kmh expected.

17 January 2007

AMSTERDAM — Meteorological bureau KNMI has issued a storm warning for Thursday with gusts of up 120kmh expected.

It is the second such warning a week. The difference with this storm compared with last week's is that a heavy amount of rain is expected to fall on Thursday.

Due to the strong winds and heavy seas, the ferry boats to and from the islands Terschelling and Vlieland will not run during the peak of the south-westerly storm.

But shipping authority Rederij Doeksen said normal services to Schiermonnikoog and Ameland will continue. There are small delays expected.

The peak of the storm is expected in the afternoon and evening.

Wind gusts of between 100 and 120kmh are expected along the coastal provinces.

The storm will start in the south-west before spreading across the country.

Motorists are not expected to encounter many problems in the morning peak-hour, but the Traffic Information Service VID has warned for long delays in the evening peak-hour.

Flight delays from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam might also eventuate.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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