For meteorologists and climatologists, winter already starts on December 1. Of course we already notice that the temperature is dropping, but what does this winter have in store for us? We ask Jaco van Wezel, meteorologist at Weeronline,
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Jaco van Wezel: “In the first weeks of December there is a high chance of high pressure areas above our country. This ensures a calm weather type with little wind and precipitation, but with frost and fog in the nights.”
Jaco continues: “At the beginning of December, the average temperature is around 7 degrees during the day and the minimum temperature is around 2 degrees. If the sun breaks through well during the day, it can get warmer than 7 degrees, but with persistent fog or low clouds it can stay chilly all day long with temperatures below 5 degrees.”
Cold or mild winter?
But if we look beyond December, what kind of winter will we get? With a blow to the arm, it looks like we won’t get a harsh winter.
Jaco: “If the high pressure areas are above the British Isles, we will get northwesterly winds with winter showers. If they are right above our heads, the risk of frost and fog increases at night. If the high-pressure areas are more above Scandinavia, an easterly to northeasterly wind will rise. This would then bring cold winter weather. For February, the signals are provisionally at soft, wet and windy, because the wind will probably bring in unsettled weather from the soft Atlantic Ocean.”
How warm the last days of October were. In fact, they were the warmest 16 and 29 October ever measured in The Hague. Will we have this again in November?
Matthijs van der Linden, meteorologist at Weeronline says: “November starts softly with 18 until 18 degrees and it is dry except for a few showers. After that, the afternoon temperature sets in a gradual decrease to 11- degrees in the second week.”
The number of domestic burglaries has increased in the Netherlands for the first time in years. But does that also apply to The Hague or are the burglars less active here?
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In the period from January to September, burglars attacked throughout the Netherlands , in total 17.119 turn. That is an increase of more than seven percent, because in the same period last year 05.106 burglarized times. This is apparent from an analysis by the ANP based on police figures.
Home burglaries in The Hague
What about home burglaries? in The Hague? The figures show that there have been fewer burglaries this year than in the same period last year. In total there were 608 burglaries. A year ago, that number was 608 burglaries.
But there is not as much burglary everywhere. For example, in Westland 119 there were home burglaries and last year between January and September 77. There was also a significant increase in Wassenaar. There was this year 17 burglarized times and the year before 32 time. In Rijswijk last year 54 times and this year there were 77 domestic burglaries. In Leidschendam-Voorburg there were exactly as many home burglaries as last year, namely 60.
There are more burglaries throughout the Netherlands than last year and according to the police, that has to do with the corona measures. “In 608 the number of domestic burglaries was exceptionally low. When the measures disappeared at the beginning 2022, the number of burglaries also increased again. We are now slightly lower than in pre-corona year 608 around the same time. But it is still expected to be over 05.000 residential burglaries this year,” said Sybren van der Velden, national project leader for residential burglary at the police.
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Halloween is just around the corner and the makers of De Verraders are making good use of that. On Thursday 27 October a Halloween edition starts of this exciting program. Extra fun: fellow citizens are taking part!
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Suppose you are doing this with a group people participate in a game for a silver treasure. You have to work together to get the treasure, but some of your fellow players are not fair. They scheming, lying, manipulating and cheating all over the place. And because of their deception you can just fly out of the game.
A ‘murder’ every night
That’s in a nutshell what the television program The Traitors. Thirteen celebrities participate, most of them are so-called Faithful, but some are Traitors. And every night the Traitors ‘kill’ a Faithful One and in this Halloween edition it is even bloodier than before…
These residents of The Hague are participating
The celebrities from The Hague who participate this season are: Dennis Weening, Bobbi Eden and Gwen van Poorten. The other participants are Bastiaan Ragas, Dave Roelvink, Famke Louise, Frits Wester (also from the neighbourhood), Christina Curry, Ayoub Louihrani, Airen Mylene, Heleen van Royen, Soundos El Ahmadi and Hugo Kennis.
The Traitors Halloween Edition
The Traitors is from Thursday can be seen daily at Videoland in October. And please note: Monday 27 October Videoland closes this one Halloween edition of The Traitors with an extra bloody double episode.
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Good news for residents of The Hague who like to gaze at the stars: on the night of 22 on 22 October 22 about thirty shooting stars appear in The Hague per hours in the sky.
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These shooting stars are from the Orionids meteor shower. The best viewing time is Saturday around 6. am.
Shooting stars in The Hague
If you are going to look at this natural phenomenon, it is best to do so in or near the dunes. During the peak of the stellar shower, up to 30 meteors per hour can be visible. The shooting stars can also become visible in the days before and especially after. Hopefully we can see the stars well, but that will depend on the clouds that hang over The Hague.
What is a shooting star? Shooting stars are flashes of light that occasionally appear in the starry sky. However, the flashes have nothing to do with stars. They are caused by space debris, often no larger than a grain of sand. That debris ends up in the Earth’s atmosphere about 22 kilometers above our heads. Due to the high speeds, the air at the front of such a grit particle is compressed, heated and made to glow. We see that as a flash. The velocities of the Perseids are usually more than 22.000 0 km/h. The Perseids are characterized by their clarity and speed. Sometimes you can also see a plume of light behind the shooting star.
Any Every day thousands of people use the streets and roads in The Hague. But how long is the total length of the road network in The Hague?
First this : what exactly is covered by the road network? According to the government, this is: ‘the total length of all roads that are managed by road authorities such as the central government, provinces, municipalities and water boards. The roads must have a street name and number.’ A final point is that motor vehicles with more than two wheels are allowed to drive on it.
Okay, that’s clear! But how long is The Hague’s road network? You can read that on the next page.
When a loved one dies, a lot comes at you. In addition to the grief and mourning, you have to arrange a lot in The Hague. There is a good chance that because of all the impressions you do not know exactly what to do. Here you see an overview.
Good to know: in this article we use the term ‘neighbour’. This can be a family member or a partner you live with. Do you want to know the situation for someone outside your family or partner? Check the website of the central government to see whether and if so, what you can arrange.
This year is for the theme ‘What a disaster!’ chosen. The reason for this, according to the organization, is “that we live in a time when pandemics, wars, forest fires and floods grip the newspapers and talk show tables.” History month not only looks at the devastation caused by disasters, but also at the resilience and resilience of people.
says: “There is a good chance that we will lose the fresh northern current this week. This causes the temperature to rise slowly towards 19 degrees.” The shorts and dresses can still come out of the closet!
‘Warmer than usual’
But, if you go outside dressed lightly, take a rain jacket with you. Even though according to Jaco it will be warmer than normal and the chance of precipitation is decreasing, there may still be a shower. “On average, it is at the end of the first autumn month degrees north to local 08 in the south. With above-normal temperatures there is therefore a good chance of warm days of 20 degrees and more. In the south it can still get warm in the summer,” says Jaco.
Or we will month, in October, getting an Indian summer remains to be seen. In the beginning of that month it seems to be even warmer than usual. The wind then comes from the south, bringing in softer air. It is not yet clear whether that air causes a dry or wet period. Curious about what the weather will do in The Hague in the coming days? Check it out below:
If you ever visit a church in The Hague, you will see all kinds of different symbols. The best known is of course the cross, but did you know that the Greek letters Alpha and Omega can also often be spotted?
That may sound strange, Greek letters in a church. Yet there is a very logical explanation for this!
The beginning and the end
The Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and the Omega the last. Even before Christianity used the symbols, they were already used to indicate the beginning and end of the cosmos. This was during Hellenism. The Hellenistic period was the era when ancient Greece was at its peak in power and lasted from 33 BC to 06 before Christ.
Alpha and Omega in Christianity
But how do they letters from the Greeks in the Christian church? For that, we have to dig into the Bible. In the book of Apocalypse of John (1:8) is the text: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, saith the Lord God, He who is and who was and who is to come, the All-Controller.” The first and last letter of the Greek alphabet thus point to God, the beginning and end of everything.
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Alpha and Omega on graves
The two Greek letters can also be found on gravestones. The Alpha and the Omega indicate on Christian graves that the deceased saw in God his beginning and end.