© NU.nl/Fina van der WeideNoctilucent clouds in June, 2019. Picture was taken around midnight from the Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam.
The weather in the Netherlands throughout 2019 was a doozy! Temperature records were broken, a tornado touched down in Amsterdam, noctilucent clouds and fireballs lit up the skies while strange sky sounds and several sink holes freaked out Dutch residents.
© NU.nl/Lisa LinSnowfall on the harbor in Rotterdam, January 22nd, 2019.
The year started cold with freezing temperatures from January 18th - 25th while 3-7 cm of snow fell in many areas
. People even skated on natural ice in the village of Deelen, where temperatures reached a record low of -10.2 C on January 21th.
The snowy and chilly conditions in January were followed by an unusual warm period with temperatures reaching 18-20 C, breaking the record
for the warmest day in February since measurements began. Two months later however, unusual April snow
hit northern and southern parts of the country.
July was a very bizarre month with both the all-time monthly cold record
, AND the all-time monthly heat record
broken! Talk about climate chaos!
It should be noted that while the mainstream media claimed that the high temperatures in July and August were caused by "man-made global warming", the Netherlands experienced similar temperatures, if not higher, in 1540
Near the end of the year, the lowest ever daytime temperature for October 6th
was measured at 9.6 C, breaking the previous record of 10.1 C dating from 1936.Tornadoes and High Winds
On August 9th, a mini tornado
touched down in the center of Amsterdam, above Amsterdam's waterfront IJ. Several people reported damage
including part of a boat being ripped off, a piece of a roof landing on a cycling path and the awnings of a restaurant blown off. Thankfully no one was injured.
In early August, part of the roof of a stadium collapsed
as a result of storm winds in excess of 100 km/h.
Stadium roof collapsed due to high winds on August 11th, 2019.
On Wednesday night, June 13th and the morning after, noctilucent clouds
appeared in the sky over the Dutch municipalities of Uithoorn, Terschelling and other areas. Noctilucent clouds have been occurring more often
worldwide, as a result of the cooling climate
© Via Twitter@pcb1970pcbNoctilucent clouds over Uithoorn, Netherlands on June 13-14th, 2019.
© NU.nl/Esmée WieringaNoctilucent clouds above the Paterswoldsemeer (lake) in the Dutch province of Drenthe on June 13-14th, 2019.
Fireballs were spotted in the sky over the Netherlands in September, October and November 2019.
On September 12th, a large, bright meteor/fireball was spotted in the sky over northern parts of the country. It was seen around 2.50pm above Langeoog, an East Frisian Island north of Germany. A piece as large as a "fist or a soccer ball" likely ended up in the North Sea. People in Belgium, Germany, Denmark, and the UK also reported seeing it. A kite surfer happened to film the meteor/fireball (starts at 0:17):
Almost exactly one month later, another meteor/fireball soared over the Netherlands
on October 13th. The fireball was also seen in Belgium, France, Germany, and Switzerland.
On November 4th, a meteor/fireball was spotted in the skies above the Netherlands and Germany
. The American Meteor Society received 25 reports. The fireball was captured on video in Viernheim, Hesse, Germany:
Strange Sky Sounds
Strange eerie sounds coming from the sky startled Dutch citizens at least twice in 2019. As reported on SOTT.net, on February 6th, 2019, YouTube user 'Danny's Cafe' uploaded footage of strange sounds
he heard (for the second time) in the skies of Nieuw-Bergen, Netherlands:
Near the end of the year, on December 9th and 10th, strange sounds were again heard
coming from the sky in the southern Dutch town of Valkenswaard. A resident of the town, Roy van Zon, recorded the sounds and posted them on his Facebook page:
Once a rare event, sinkholes have now become a common phenomena in many parts of the world, with the Netherlands seeing its fair share.
© Pim VelthuizenA sinkhole in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn partly swallowed a car on September 22nd. The driver was able to get out safely from one of the back doors in the car.
Here's a list of sinkholes that opened up in the Netherlands in 2019:January 4th
: A large sinkhole in the city of Maasdijk left 100 households with less to none tap water
: A 76-year-old woman falls into a 1,60 m deep sinkhole in the city of Oldenzaal, she managed to get out of the sinkhole
: A newspaper carrier fell into a sinkhole, the hole was about 60 cm deep
: Two sinkholes appear in Rotterdam
: A sinkhole appears on a highway near Amsterdam
: A car driver discovers a sinkhole on the road in the city of Enschede
: A pretty deep sinkhole opened up in the middle of a street in Rotterdam
: A car gets trapped in a sinkhole in the city of Apeldoorn
: A sinkhole appears in the city of Katwijk
: A small sinkhole opened up on the road in the city of DeventerEarth Changes
These types of 'Earth Changes' - that are clearly NOT man-made
- and are occurring worldwide
, are likely to continue in 2020, and may - along with fireballs - increase in frequency and intensity. Explanations of why these changes are occurring can be found in the highly recommended book: Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection
by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.