A record-breaking weekend

11th February 2008, Comments 0 comments

Temperatures of 16.8°C were recorded at Ukkel Observatory in Greater Brussels on Saturday.

Flanders experienced its hottest 9 February since records began in 1833.

Temperatures of 16.8°C were recorded at Ukkel Observatory in Greater Brussels on Saturday.

At around 3PM the temperature at Ukkel topped the previous record of 15.6°C that was set in 1912.

The temperature continued to rise and by 4PM the observatory was basking in 16.8°C.

While the temperatures at Ukkel were exceptional, temperatures of 14 and 15°C were recorded at many other locations across the country.

However, experts at the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI) say that high temperatures have been recorded during February in the past.

On 25 February 1991, temperatures of 21.1°C were recorded at Meeuwen in Limburg province.

A good weekend for bars and restaurants
The good weather saw many day trippers making their way to the Flemish Coast.

Café terraces in towns and villages across the region also reported brisk business.

Tearooms and restaurants along the coast are enjoying a surprisingly busy weekend.

For many, the last few days have proved more lucrative than the Christmas period.

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