August looms as wettest month on record
16 August 2006, BRUSSELS — More rain has already fallen in the first half of August than in June and July combined.
16 August 2006
BRUSSELS — More rain has already fallen in the first half of August than in June and July combined.
After the record warmth in July, the month of August is set to become a record month in terms of rainfall.
More than a 100lr of rain per square metre has been recorded on average across the country in the first half of August.
Normally, just 75lr of rainfall is recorded in August.
In some regions, such as along the eastern coast and the Waasland, more than 200lr have been recorded. Beveren, for example, has recorded 232lr of rain.
The wettest August month on record dates back to 1850 when on average across the country 197lr of rain was recorded.
But the nation will have to wait until the second half of the month to know whether that record will be broken.
Due to the wet weather, a large number of people are booking last minute sun holidays and cinemas are recording more filmgoers.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news