Summer to finally 'start' this weekend
6 June 2006, BRUSSELS — The chilly and wet autumn-like weather in recent weeks appears set to end, with higher temperatures forecast from Thursday onwards.
6 June 2006
BRUSSELS — The chilly and wet autumn-like weather in recent weeks appears set to end, with higher temperatures forecast from Thursday onwards.
Temperatures are expected to rise above 20 degrees Celsius from Thursday, increasing to a summery 28 degrees over the weekend.
The warm weather is also expected to continue next week, newspaper 'Het Nieuwsblad' reported on Tuesday.
"The high pressure area to the west of Ireland that has pushed on cold air is now moving up towards Scandinavia," weatherman Eddy De Mey said.
"Starting from now, we will completely enjoy the supply of warm weather."
Meanwhile, the sun also made an appearance over the long holiday weekend, prompting large crowds to head to the seaside to enjoy a host of planned activities.
Many costal hotels were 90 percent booked and large day-trip crowds were also seen sunning themselves at the beach.
While no exact figures are available, many apartments were also rented out this weekend.
Traffic jams were reported on the E40 on Monday evening as sun-lovers returned home.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news