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Spring set to break records

Published on 23/05/2007

23 May 2007

BRUSSELS – After an autumn and winter that broke all sorts of temperature records, spring 2007 is also well on its way to becoming the warmest spring ever, meteorological Institute KMI reports.

If the weather forecasts for the rest of the month prove accurate, the average temperature this spring will be 12 degrees Celsius. That is almost one degree more than the spring of 1993, the warmest since 1833 when recording began, and about three degrees warmer than average for this season.

The months of March and April already reached unusually high temperatures. The average temperature in March was 8 degrees, compared to the normal average of 5.5 degrees. And even more impressive was April, with an average temperature this year of 14.3 degrees, compared to a normal average of 9 degrees. April also saw a record number of hours of sunshine and no precipitation whatsoever.

May has been mild so far. The average temperature so far has registered at 1.5 degrees warmer than usual and the forecasts for the coming days indicate high temperatures ahead, which could last until the end of the month.

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