A lot of snow fell here and there this morning in Flanders, as well as in large parts of the provinces of Antwerp and Limburg. In the course of the afternoon and evening it will remain cold and there may still be (winter) showers here and there. The road and traffic authority (AWV) warns that the combination of sub-zero temperatures and winter precipitation can make the roads dangerously slippery. The RMI is proclaiming Code Yellow for Slickness for most of the country through Saturday afternoon. Code yellow is only valid on the coast from 2am on Saturday to 11am.
Last night and this morning some drove across the country outside with winter rains making it very slippery on the roads especially in the provinces of Limburg and Antwerp. This caused some delays on the road here and there, but fortunately there weren’t any major problems. “Together with the federal road police and our colleagues from the Flemish traffic center, we monitor where additional spreading is required,” explains Katrien Kiekens, spokeswoman for the Roads and Transport Agency.
In Limburg it is now almost 10 centimeters in places and the snow continues to fall. This leads to traffic problems here and there.
Rain, (melting) snow and possibly grain hail are also expected this afternoon and tonight. This will during the evening commute slippery roads and bike lanes. “Road surface temperatures can drop below freezing, which can lead to slippery roads,” warns the AWV. Precipitation can wash away the salt, making roads and bike paths slippery again. The road and traffic office therefore advises road users to be careful. “We are following this closely. Let’s hope the evening rush hour traffic stays calm and safe.
It stays this one afternoon heavily overcast with some rare clearings only over the west. Showers are coming from the North Sea and the Netherlands, some of which take on a wintry character. South of the Sambre and Meuse, the showers will fall like snow. A clap of thunder is not excluded, especially over the north-west. The maxima vary between -2 degrees in the High Fens, 4 degrees in the center and 6 degrees at the sea. On the coast, the fairly strong or at times even strong west-northwest wind turns north-northwest with peaks of up to 60 km/h.
Friday evening and early part of night persistently variable with winter showers gradually moving south. There are snow showers in Hochbelgien and possibly a more active shower can also cause snow cover very locally elsewhere. Later Friday evening it will be dry everywhere with a broad clearing. There is then a risk of ice patches everywhere and possibly also local ice fog. It will be cold with minimums of 0 degrees at the sea, -3 degrees in the center and locally -9 degrees in the Ardennes.
Saturday in some regions it is initially sunny, but locally there are low clouds and freezing fog banks, especially in the High Fens. There is still a temporary risk of ice spots. During the day more low clouds will reach our country from the German and Dutch borders. Some snowflakes may fall from these clouds. We reach maximums of -3 degrees in the High Fens, 1 degree in the center to 3 degrees on the coast.
In the night to Saturday it will be heavily overcast in most regions, freezing fog may occur. In the coastal region, there may still be more handling for a while. It stays dry, just a few snowflakes here and there. The minimums are between 0 degrees on the coast, around -1 to -2 degrees in the center and -6 degrees in the Ardennes.
Sunday We get low clouds first, later in the west and sometimes clearing in the middle. In the east it can snow lightly in the afternoon and evening, the maximum ranges from -3 to 4 degrees. Monday and Tuesday we keep it dry with often low clouds and temperatures from -1 to 3 to 4 degrees. WDM/BGY/
Monday in the morning it stays dry with lots of clouds and fog banks that freeze in places. In the course of the afternoon and especially in the evening, the handling spreads to all regions, but it quickly gets cold. The maxima are between -2 degrees in the High Fens and +5 degrees in the extreme west. A weak and changeable wind is blowing.
On the map below you can see until when the code yellow applies to your area.
Source : HLN