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Severe weather warning also in northern France and the Netherlands

The severest level of the weather alert has been declared in the Netherlands. The weather service in France has issued a warning for five departments in the north.

Lille/Amsterdam – France and the Netherlands are also preparing for the approaching storm. In France, the weather service has issued a severe weather warning for five departments in the north.

Wind speeds of up to 140 kilometers per hour and waves up to four meters high on the coast threatened, the weather service said in the morning. In the Netherlands, the most severe level of the weather alarm, code red, applies to large parts of the country. The weather service KNMI warned of “dangerous situations” caused by very heavy gusts of wind with speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour.

Obstacles in rail traffic

The French railways announced that they would stop regional traffic in the north and in Normandy from noon, with a few exceptions. Disabilities were also expected in eastern France. The TGV trains should run as planned, but the high-speed Thalys not to the Netherlands.

In the Netherlands, the weather alert applies in particular to the coastal provinces in the west, the north and the regions around the IJsselmeer and the Wadden Sea. From around 2 p.m. the storm will reach the Netherlands. In the evening, the wind will weaken, as the experts estimate. As a precaution, train traffic should be stopped after 2 p.m., many schools will be closed. Impairments were also expected for air traffic: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol announced cancellations and delays. Because of the storm, many vaccination and test centers should also be closed in the afternoon. dpa

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