Strong winds felt most in Schiphol, Drenthe

16th December 2005, Comments 0 comments

16 December 2005, AMSTERDAM — About 20 European flights were cancelled at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport by midday on Friday due to the high winds lashing the country.

16 December 2005

AMSTERDAM — About 20 European flights were cancelled at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport by midday on Friday due to the high winds lashing the country.

A spokesperson for Schiphol said other flights were experiencing delays of up to an hour. Passengers and members of the public awaiting an arrival were advised to check with airport information to confirm landing and take-off times.

Metrological bureau KNMI monitored a storm with Gale Force 9 winds in the Wadden Sea area on Friday morning. The rest of the country also experienced high winds and showers.

The KNMI said it expected more rain, and possibly wet snow, in the afternoon. "There may be dry snow in the eastern half of the country this evening," the spokesperson said. But the KNMI does not expect the showers will cause any major problems.

The high winds on Friday morning caused the most damage in Drenthe Province, the police said. A tree fell on a car in the Eelde en Peize district and another fell on a house on Emmer-Compascuum. No one was injured.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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