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Up to 34°C in Belgium later this week

22:35 22/07/2018

Brussels will be a bit hotter than Nice, Barcelona or Lisbon later this week, with temperatures forecast up to 34°C on Friday.

The Royal Meteorological Institute has issued a "strong heat warning" - meaning several days in a row of temperatures in the 30s and a high UV index.

The forecaster is expecting 31°C on Tuesday and Wednesday, 33°C on Thursday and 34°C on Friday. Overnight temperatures in most areas will not fall below 20°C.

The official advice is to avoid exposure to the sun between about 11.00 and 17.00, wear light clothing, drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol. Keep windows and shutters closed at home and wait until the evening before watering plants.

Written by The Bulletin