Hottest day ever measured in Belgium
Wednesday’s record for the hottest day of the year in Belgium was promptly broken on Thursday with temperatures soaring to 38.2 degrees Celsius.
Not only was it the hottest day of the year, but in Kleine-Brogel (Limburg), it was also the hottest day since temperature records in Belgium.
Daily measurements began at Kleine-Brogel in 1954. The 38.2 degrees measured today is an absolute record. 38.2°C is 100.76° Fahrenheit.
The more central regions did not exceed previous heat records.
The Belgian seaside was notably cooler with temperatures of about 22 degrees. The trains were overflowing with masses of people flocking to the seaside throughout the day.
The extreme heat caused thunderstorms around the country. The high atmospheric pressure over the last few days can cause gale force winds with sudden showers and even the chance of hail.
Over the coming days the weather will be considerably cooler. Temperatures will again start climbing on Sunday and Monday with highs of 28 degrees. After that a considerably cooler period is expected.