Storm Darcy: Netherlands hit by 'first major snowstorm in decade'

Sun Online Desk

8th February, 2021 10:36:39 printer

Storm Darcy: Netherlands hit by 'first major snowstorm in decade'

The Netherlands has been hit by its first major snowstorm in a decade, forecasters say, as cold weather pushes through much of northern Europe.

Dutch authorities have closed all coronavirus testing centres because of the extreme weather.

Transport has been disrupted and rail connections with Germany, where northern areas have also been blanketed by snow, have been suspended.

The cold snap is a result of Storm Darcy, which has also affected parts of the UK.

A "Code Red" weather warning was declared in the Netherlands for all of Sunday, meaning winds of up to 90km/h (55mph) and "bitter cold" were forecast.

(BBC)


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