An abnormally warm and wet Belgian summer

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1 September 2005, BRUSSELS — The meteorological summer of 2005 was "very abnormally" warm and "abnormally" wet, the definitive seasonal report from KMI has indicated.

1 September 2005

BRUSSELS — The meteorological summer of 2005 was "very abnormally" warm and "abnormally" wet, the definitive seasonal report from KMI has indicated.

The weather bureau said the average temperature in the months of June, July and August was 17.8 degrees, an abnormal summer that occurs just once every 10 years. 

The long-term average is 16.5 degrees and the hottest summer was recorded in 2003 with an average temperature of 18.7 degrees.

There was 246.9 litres of rain per square metre in the past three months, half of which (123.5lr) was recorded in July, newspaper 'De Standaard' reported.

KMI said this was an abnormal amount of rain and only occurs once every six years. The wettest summer ever was recorded in 1992 with 364.8lr of rain.

The 42 days of rain of normal for the summer, just as the 607 hours of sun.

The meteorological bureau had earlier this week rubbished reports that Belgium had experienced a particularly bad summer.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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