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Record warm weather in Belgium for month of October
Several temperature records have been broken following exceptionally warm weather during the second half of October, reports RTBF.
Belgium has never experienced record mild nights since 15 October. In the early morning of Friday 28 October, the minimum temperature in Uccle was 16.7°C. This beat the previous high record of 14°C in Uccle in 2005. The norm for the minimum temperature in Uccle in October is 8.1°C.
It’s not only the nights, records were also broken for the mild daytime weather. The thermometer showed 22.2°C on Friday lunchtime in Uccle, which topped a previous recording of 21.1°C on 28 October, 1913.
It then reached a maximum temperature of 25.5 °C on Saturday in Uccle, according to VRT meteorologist Frank Deboosere. Summer temperatures had never before been registered so late in the season, he commented on Twitter.
Meteorologists talk of a summer day when the temperature reaches or exceeds 25°. The previous latest day of the year on which 25°C had been exceeded was 16 October in 2017 and 2018, according to Deboosere.
Cooler temperatures and wetter weather on the horizon
Early sunshine on Sunday morning will gradually be replaced by clouds. There’s a risk or rain showers at the end of the day at the coast, which drew crowds of visitors over the weekend, eager to take advantage of the warm dry weather.
The clouding over signals a change in the weather pattern with lower temperatures and rain forecast for the coming week.
Photo: Visitors to Ostend on 29 October © Belga/Nicolas Maeterlinck