Static image captured from EUMETNET some hours after the event.
Coastal gusts to 70 mph. Naturally public transport halts.
Since 1901, okay, seeing that the Dutch have weather data going back hundreds of years a bit remiss to record nothing about storms.
Netherlands’ worst July storm kills one, causes transport chaos
One person was killed as the most severe July storm ever recorded in the Netherlands swept across the country on Saturday, delaying flights and disrupting road and rail traffic.
Dozens of flights were delayed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and authorities warned travellers not to take to the road as gale-force winds and rain lashed the country, prompting the meteorological service to issue a “Code Red” warning. [before or after?]
No trains were running at Amsterdam Central Station, and trams were halted across the city. Roads were blocked by fallen trees in many places around the low-lying country.
Schiphol artport, METAR (EHAM) shows it maybe touched a gale for a brief time. (20 m/s), definitely a blow, wet too.
I’m a bit surprised since we had rain yesterday, long long long grey and steady, some wind but nothing remarkable. Netherlands is close.
This weekend is one in the year to keep away from travel from the UK, herds exit with the kids for holidays.
Post by Tim