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This Plan Is Fighting The Heat In The Netherlands Posted by on Jun 25, 2019

The past few days, The Netherlands have seen incredibly high temperatures, reaching almost 40°C (100°F)! Today, it was the hottest June 25 ever recorded in the country. Bridges were kept cool with water for the fear of their metal parts expanding and the bridges no longer opening. The Heat Is On This week is seeing…

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The Dutch Heatwave of 2018 Posted by on Jul 25, 2018

This summer has been quite bizar for the Netherlands. Temperatures have been unusually high surpassing 30 degrees Celcius or about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Code oranje has been implemented around the country due to the hittegolf and measures are being taken to ensure the safety of everyone. Below is a list of some of these safety measures. But first…

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3 things to AVOID in an onweer Posted by on Jun 7, 2018

Here in the Netherlands, we frequently experience onweer (thunderstorms) between the hot days. Just last Friday, we experienced heavy regenbuien (rain showers) and onweer in some areas. And it often hits quite plotseling (suddenly). So what to do in an onweer – or, perhaps more apt, what to avoid? Here are 3 things to avoid in a Dutch onweer. 1. Buiten zijn The ANWB (the “Royal Dutch Touring…

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How True Are Weerspreuken? Posted by on Feb 27, 2018

Last month, we looked at weerspreuken – weather proverbs. We tried to predict the weather with the weerbericht (weather forecast) for the next 14 days. The weerspreuken made predictions for February as well – let’s have a look at whether the weerspreuken from January about February checked out… How True Were The Weerspreuken For February? Januari zonder regen, is voor de boerenstand een zegen…

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Strong Winds Cause Chaos in the Netherlands Posted by on Jan 18, 2018

In the Netherlands, we woke up to some of the strongest winds in years. The majority of the country was in code oranje and code rood for wind gusts of up to 143 kph. The hardest hit areas were in the Randstad, Gelderland and the north of the country. The zware storm caused lots of damage or schade in buildings…

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Let’s Predict The Weather With Weerspreuken! Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

It is January, the start of 2018. It feels like the worst days of winter are behind us, and de lente (spring) is upon us. The weather can only get better, right? Niet zo snel! (Not so fast!) Throughout the centuries, people have come up with hundreds of weerspreuken (weather proverbs), some of which are actually true! Let’s look at the…

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April (weather) does what it wants Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

This month there has been a Dutch saying that I have heard almost on a daily basis: April doet wat het wil. It is very true that April does what it wants, at least this April. The weather in the Netherlands has been nothing short of gek with temperatures reaching the 20 degrees Celsius and then…

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