This is how weatherman Gerrit Hiemstra said goodbye to the viewer Yesterday, 20:44 in Cultuur & Media The weatherman wants to focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions with a new company.

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Gerrit Hiemstra made his last appearance in the NOS Achtuurjournaal tonight.

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This was it, the very last broadcast of NOS weatherman Gerrit Hiemstra

The 62-year-old Hiemstra started at the NOS in December 1998, first as a substitute and later as a permanent employee on a freelance basis. Since then, he has broadcast the weather forecast on radio and television on average two days a week and has regularly contributed to NOS.nl and the NOS app.

He now wants to focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions with a new company. “Up until now I have mainly talked and talked about climate change, but now I really want to do something about it,” he said.

Storm Gerrit

At the end of last month it was announced that a storm would be named after Hiemstra as a tribute. In a European context, the names are assigned to storms in alphabetical order. “When it is G’s turn, it will be storm Gerrit, because of the impending departure. A gift from us and from the KNMI,” said presenter of the NOS Achtuurjournaal Rob Trip at the announcement.

In this video you see Gerrit Hiemstra over the years and there are parting words from viewers and colleagues:

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