Warm and dry, but no record month

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1 July 2005, BRUSSELS — The past month was "exceptionally" warm and dry, but no records were broken, meteorology bureau KMI said.

1 July 2005

BRUSSELS — The past month was "exceptionally" warm and dry, but no records were broken, meteorology bureau KMI said.

The relative humidity was a "very exceptional" low 65 percent. Such a low figure only occurs once every 100 years.

The record of 64 percent was recorded in June 1976. The normal reading is 77 percent, news agency Belga reported on Friday.

There were 11 rainy days recorded by the Ukkel-based KMI in the past month and 539mm of rain was recorded. These figures are considered normal.

KMI said the sun shone for an "abnormal" 246 hours and 50 minutes. The long term average is just 202 hours.

The high amount of sun led to an "exceptionally" average high temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius compared with a long-term average of 15.5 degrees.

June's record of 19.3 degrees remained in tact. That record dates back to the summer of 1976.
 
The average maximum temperature of 23.2 degrees and the average minimum of 13.1 of June 2005 were described by KMI as "very abnormal".

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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