Code amber weather warning as Storm Corrie heads for northern coast

Photo: Anne Lakeman

The KNMI weather bureau has issued a code amber weather warning for Noord-Holland, Friesland, the Wadden Sea area and the Ijsselmeer for Monday morning, saying gale force winds are set to batter the coast.

Storm Corrie is due to hit the northern coast from 7am on Monday, bringing winds of up to 120 kph at its height towards the end of the morning. Code yellow applies to the rest of the country, where the wind could gust at up to 90kph.

‘This will be a real storm,’ said NOS weatherman Gerrit Hiemstra.

Code amber means that the weather will be either extreme or dangerous, with the risk of damage to property and injuries.

A number of coronavirus test and vaccination centres will be closed on Monday as a precaution, including those in Vlissingen, Rotterdam, Purmerend and Zaandam, news agency ANP said.

The storm may also lead to delays on public transport and at Schiphol airport.

Storm Corrie is named after the first female meteorologist to work for the KNMI, Corrie van Dijk, who joined the organisation in 1964. The British, Irish and Dutch meteorological offices have been naming storms together since 2019.

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