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Belgian weather blog April 2006

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1-2 Remaining unstable with also some thunderstorm on the 2nd, mainly over Ardennes. Temperatures above normal with values between 13-16C.
3 Showery rain between 0430-0600 giving 4 mm. Partly cloudy to cloudy with Cu Sc, during afternoon a couple of light rain showers. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 14,1C, Zaventem had 13,2C.
4 Partly Cu cloudy, in afternoon a couple of light rainshowers. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 12,4C, Zaventem had 9,2C.
5 Tmin in garden 0,5C with hoar frost. Quite sunny, in afternoon around 1400 passage of a moderate soft hail shower on which T dropped to 3,0C. Top Tmax 11,0C, Zaventem had 8,4C. 
6 Tmin in garden -1,1C, lowest in Belgium Elsenborn -6,2C & Brasschaat -2,9C. Quite sunny with some Cirrus, in afternoon also tempo few Cu Sc. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 13,2C, Zaventem had 11,4C.
7 Partly cloudy to cloudy with Cu Sc. A few spots around 1630 & 2100. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 14,1C, Zaventem had 10,5C.
8 Cloudy with Cu Sc. Passage of a line with showers, including small hail, around 1450. Afterwards clearing skies with one Cb passing far north of my area. This shower gave a weak thunderstorm over provinces of Oost-Vlaanderen & Antwerp. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 12,8C, Zaventem had 11,3C.
9 Partly cloudy with Cu, in afternoon invading Ci Cs from SW. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 14,4C, Zaventem had 10,7C.
10 Tmin in garden 0,6C and hoar frost. Partly cloudy to cloudy with Cu Sc. In evening some TCu with virga. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 13,2C, Zaventem had 9,7C.
11 Tmin in garden -1,3C. Top Tmin: Brasschaat -3,9C. Sunny start with Ci, later a few Cu clouds, in afternoon more Cs & As. First slight rain from 1900 on. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 10,5C, Zaventem had 9,5C.
12 Light rain till 0330 giving 3 mm. After a very cloudy Sc forenoon, breaking clouds from 1100 on, with scattered Cumulus remaining. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 15,1C, Zaventem had 11,9C.
13 Slight rain between 0500-0800. Very cloudy with Sc, clearing towards noon but soon Ci, Cs and As came along with some slight rain between 1500-1630. Afterwards remaining Sc overcast & very windy. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 16,2C, Zaventem 14,1C.
14 Cloudy to very cloudy with Sc but some nice breaks between 1000-1300. Afterwards overcast with light rain between 1400-2300 giving 3 mm. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 15,4C, Zaventem had 13,9C.
15 Misty and cloudy night. Further increasing Cs, As & Ac with light rain from 1630 on giving 5 mm by midnight. Top Tmax: Lige 15,6C, Zaventem had 14,0C.  
16 Light rain till 0900 giving 4 mm. Remaining very St Sc cloudy with at first mist. A few short breaks around 1700. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 16,6C, Zaventem had 14,9C.
17 Slight intermittent rain between 0500-1000. Afterwards breaking Cu Sc clouds. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 16,3C, Zaventem had 13,5C.
18-23 No exiting wx conditions: remaining dry with a mix of clouds and sun. The 20C mark was exceeded on 21: Kleine Brogel had 21,8C, other stations (but one, Diest 20,3C) remained just below with for example Zaventem 19,8C. On 23 some sharp frost over the Campines: Brasschaat had -1,4C. Also in my garden hoar frost with an air T of barely 0,2C. 
24 After some light rain during the night, a quite sunny day, later in afternoon some Ac fields coming in from S. Top Tmax Kleine Brogel 21,1C, Zaventem had 18,8C. Several mid and eastern stations went above the 20C level. 
25 Sunny start, after 1300 formation of Cu gradually also more high & medium level cloudiness came in but remaining dry. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 25,2C, Zaventem had 20,9C. In afternoon some weak to moderate thunderstorms did occur over provinces of Luxembourg, Liege and the eastern edge of Namur.
26 Light rain & drizzle between midnight and 0800 giving 2 mm. Afterwards remaining St overcast lifting to Sc and breaking from 1500 on. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 20,1C, Zaventem had 16,5C. 
27 After a misty night, very cloudy with Sc, tempo some nicer breaks between 1230-1600 with Cu. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 18,9C. Zaventem had 16,9C.
28 Mix of sun and Cu Sc clouds. Top Tmax Kleine Brogel 17,4C, Zaventem had 13,6C.
29 Tmin in garden 2,0C with even local hoar frost. Again rather sharp frost over the Campines with at Brasschaat -0,7C in the air. Cloudy with Cu Sc, later also a few TCu Cb calvus with one light rain & small hail shower around 1415. During the evening incoming "Jet Cirrus". Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 12,6C, Zaventem had 11,2C.  
30 During the night a couple of rain & small hail showers giving 3 mm. Also during the day rather cloudy with lots of TCu & Cb virga but few precipitation. After 1800 clearing skies but incoming Ci from west. Cold day with top Tmax of barely 11,2 at Ghent & 10,0C at Zaventem. This morning over the hills a small cover of snow pellets on the ground was observed. In the afternoon also a few weak thunderstorms did occur over provinces of Oost-Vlaanderen, Hainaut & Lige.

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