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Belgian weather blog August 2006



Date
Weather news
1 Partly cloudy to cloudy with Cu, TCu & Sc. Around 1530 a rain shower and around 2015 another weak rain shower with rainbow. Intra cloud lightning in far north (over the Netherlands) from 2300 on. Top Tmax: Charleroi 22,6C, Zaventem had 21,8C. Today in afternoon some weak thunderstorms over the extreme north of following four provinces: West & Oost-Vlaanderen, Antwerp and Limbourg.    
2 Partly cloudy to cloudy with Sc Cu. From 1900 on rain showers, sometimes with moderate intensity giving around 5 mm by midnight. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 22,8C, Zaventem had 20,8C. Today some weak to moderate thunderstorm activity over all provinces of Belgium, but most affected were the northern parts and the valley of Samber and Meuse.  
3 More rain showers, some of them intense with one rumble of thunder around 0400. Total rain was 12 mm. Becoming dry after 0500, but remaining very cloudy with Cu Sc. From 1530 on, continuous showery rain, for moments moderate to heavy. When stopped around 2300, a total of 33 mm was in the collector. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 22,3C, Zaventem had 20,5C. During late night/early morning a couple of thunderstorms over Oost-Vlaanderen (moderate), Antwerp and Brabant, both weak. Max total rain amount period 2000-0800: Ghent 37 mm, max total rain amount period 0800-2000: Chivres 14 mm.      
4 More showers during the night & morning, some of them moderate, giving 9 mm. Later during the day cloudy with Cu, TCu, Cb  & Sc. A few light showers around 1500, afterwards mainly dry but remaining very cloudy with Sc. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 24,2C, Zaventem had 20,5C. Today, in afternoon, light to moderate thunderstorms over provinces of Limbourg, Lige, Namur, Luxembourg and NE edge of Brabant. Max total rain amount period 2000-0800: Lige 40 mm, max total rain amount period 0800-2000: Elsenborn 37 mm.      
5 Partly cloudy to cloudy with Cu Sc. One slight rain shower around 1500, afterwards some Cb clouds in far E. Clearing skies towards sunset. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 26,2C, Zaventem 22,9C. Today, in afternoon, weak thunderstorm activity over provinces Limbourg, Lige and Luxembourg.
6 Starting very cloudy with St, during forenoon lifting to Sc and from noon breaking into fair weather Cu. These clouds dissipated towards sunset leaving some cirrus in W. Top Tmax;: Kleine Brogel 26,7C, Zaventem had 23,9C.  
7 Starting very cloudy with St, during forenoon breaking into fair weather Cu. Invading Sc Ac & Ci from noon on with a slight rain shower around 1500. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 26,4C, Zaventem had 22,8C. Today, in afternoon and evening, weak thunderstorm activity over provinces of Limbourg, Lige and Luxembourg.  
8 Quite sunny till 1030, afterwards very cloudy with Cu Sc and clearing towards sunset. Top Tmax: Semmerzake 21,9C, Zaventem had 19,9C.
9 Very cloudy to overcast with intermittent light rain between 1230-1700 giving 1 mm, afterwards breaking cloudiness. Top Tmax: Semmerzake 20,2C , Zaventem had 17,7C. 
10 Cloudy with Cu Sc. A couple of ultra short but moderate rain showers around 0830 & 1330 and one with slight intensity around 1500. Total 1 mm. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 18,9C, Zaventem had 18,0C. During the evening a couple of weak thunderstorms over province West-Vlaanderen. 
11 Showery night with around 0300 also some lightning in the north. Total 6 mm. Besides a few slight rain showers mainly dry in forenoon. From 1300 on more showery outbreaks ending around 1900 and giving a total of 22 mm. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 19,1C, Zaventem had 16,7C. Top rainfall 0800-2000: Bierset 25 mm, Zaventem 24 mm. Today, whole period long, some weak to moderate thunderstorms over all provinces except Limbourg. 
12 Starting misty & St overcast, during late forenoon breaking up in to Cu Sc. Late afternoon invading Cs As from NNW. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 21,6C, Zaventem had 19,1C. Largest accumulation of rain 0800-2000: Koksijde 22 mm. Today, in afternoon, weak thunderstorm activity over all provinces.
13 After a "clear" sunrise temporary misty & St overcast, breaking into Cu towards forenoon. From 1400 on the Cu developed further into some nice Cb clouds. Some animations can be found with movie1 and movie2. A couple of light showers were the result, and even one thunder was heard in the NE. Total 1 mm. Towards sunset all these showers collapsed. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 22,8C, Zaventem had 19,1C. Today, in afternoon, some weak to moderate thunderstorms over all provinces. Over West-Vlaanderen, between De Haan - Knokke, these showers were briefly severe with local flooding and a rather high lightning intensity.  
14 Starting cloudy with Cs, soon becoming overcast with As. From 1300 on continuous rain, at some moments heavy in intensity. By midnight in 30 mm in collector. Top Tmax: Charleroi 18,6C, Zaventem had 16,0C. Top rain 0800-2000 Ghent 35 mm, Deurne 34 mm. Top amount in whole rainbelt 24 hrs (0800-0800) Lige 60 mm. Today, in afternoon, a couple of weak embedded thunderstorms over provinces of Antwerp, Limbourg and West-Vlaanderen.
15 Starting very cloudy with Sc, between 1400-1830 a couple of rain showers, some of them heavy giving a total of 12 mm. Top Tmax: Charleroi 22,4C, Zaventem had 19,5C. In the evening some weak thunderstorms over province of Hainaut and S edge of Oost-Vlaanderen. 
16 A moderate rain shower around 1030, afterwards dry with mix of Ci, Ac, Cu, TCu clouds, later Cb clouds in E and N. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 24,9C, Zaventem had 22,1C. Today, in afternoon/evening, some weak to moderate thunderstorms over provinces of Namur, Luxembourg, Lige, Limbourg, West-Vlaanderen and W edge of Oost-Vlaanderen.  
17 Partly cloudy to cloudy with a mix of Ci, Ac, As, Cu, TCu. Top Tmax: Ghent 24,7C, Zaventem had 23,1C. Today, in late afternoon, a severe thunderstorm over West-Vlaanderen, hail of 2 cm was observed near Zeebrugge. Also weak activity over Luxembourg. After 2230 again weak activity over Hainaut & West-Vlaanderen. 
18 Starting very cloudy with light rain giving 1 mm. Breaking clouds after 1000, cumuliform cloudiness from noon on with Cb's in far E after 1900. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 23,5C, Zaventem had 21,6C. Today, in evening, weak thunderstorms over provinces of Namur, Lige, Luxembourg & Limbourg. 
19 Starting sunny, from noon on developing Cu, in afternoon Cb clouds in W. A first weak thunderstorm passed by around 1800, closely followed by a second moderate one around 1830. A pictorial report can be found here. Afterwards till 2130 still a couple of light showers. Total 8 mm. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 25,6C, Zaventem had 23,0C. Between 1400-2100 thunderstorm activity over whole Belgium, some of them severe with hail of around 2 cm (Limbourg) or high lightning rate (Hainaut & Oost-Vlaanderen). Top amount of rain: Deurne 15 mm.  
20 Starting very cloudy with Sc. Around 1400 a light rain shower, afterwards breaking clouds. Top Tmax: Deurne 22,2C, Zaventem had 20,0C. Today some weak thunderstorms over provinces Oost-Vlaanderen, Antwerp, Limbourg and Namur. 
21 Starting quite sunny with Ci and Sc, after 1000 partly cloudy with Cu, an hour later becoming very cloudy with Sc. After 1400 couple of light showers, intensifying from 1600 on. Moderate thunderstorm around 1830 with whale's mouth. A movie of this feature can be found here. All showers cleared after 2000 with some mamma clouds on the backside and total rain was 23 mm. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 21,1C, Zaventem had 18,6C. Top rain: Ukkel 33 mm. Today in afternoon & evening weak to moderate thunderstorm activity over all provinces except Hainaut & Luxembourg.   
22 Today a mixture of Ci, Ac, Sc, Cu clouds & sun. A light rain shower around 1500. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel & Semmerzake 22,1C, Zaventem had 20,4C.
23 Starting quite sunny with Ci, from 1000 on some fair weather Cu. After 1600 invading Cs, from 1900 on some scattered Sc as well. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel & Chivres 23,3C, Zaventem had 21,7C.
24 Showery rain between 0700-0930 giving 4 mm. After 1300 nice breaks with Sc, Cu, TCu clouds, towards the evening Cb clouds as well. Only one moderate shower turned up around 2130 giving 3 mm. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 22,0C, Zaventem had 20,2C. Today weak thunderstorm activity over all provinces except West-Vlaanderen.  
25 After 0200 more rain showers, some of them heavy with a rumble of thunder around 1045 giving a total of 16 mm by 1600. Afterwards breaks, and clearing skies towards sunset. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 22,2C, Zaventem had 20,2C. Today weak thunderstorms over provinces of Oost-Vlaanderen, Antwerp, Brabant, Limbourg and Namur. During the night & morning some heavy bursts of rain fell over province of Oost-Vlaanderen: within 6 hours locally more than 100 mm was collected, and this resulted in flooding on a relative large scale. Most affected was Maldegem, but also places like Zomergem, Ghent (Ledeberg, Gentbrugge, Drongen, Sint-Amandsberg & Mariakerke), Deinze, Nevele, Aalter, Knesselare had their share. 
26 Cloudy to very cloudy with Cu Sc. Besides one slight rain shower in afternoon, remaining dry. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 22,7C, Zaventem had 19,0C. Today some very weak thunderstorm activity over Limbourg.
27 Cloudy to partly cloudy with Cu Sc. After 1900 from W some TCu cloudiness with light showers. Around 2030 even a Cb showed up with one lightning flash & thunder. Total rain: 2 mm. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel & Semmerzake 22,1C, Zaventem had 21,2C. Today, during afternoon and evening, weak thunderstorm activity over provinces of West & Oost-Vlaanderen, Antwerp, Brabant, Limbourg, Lige and Luxembourg.
28 Starting very cloudy with Sc As and light rain between 0600-1130 giving 3 mm. Afterwards breaking clouds and becoming cumuliform. Around 1400 a  first moderate rain shower accompanied by a weak thunderstorm. A movie can be found here. A second heavy rain shower with moderate thunderstorm passed around 1745. Total rain was 6 mm. Around 2135 a couple of lightning & thunders of a single cell passing in the north. Top Tmax: Semmerzake 19,5C, Zaventem had 17,9C. Today, in afternoon & evening, thunderstorms over entire Belgium. Some of them were severe (like over SW Brabant) with high lightning rate and hail of more than 1 cm.
29 Around 0600 a light shower. From 1045 first rumbles of thunder were heard, around noon giving a heavy rain shower with small hail of around 0,5 cm. A total of 21 mm was collected within 45 minutes. Another weak thunderstorm with moderate rain passed around 1700 giving 5 mm. Last rumbles were heard around 2015 with passage of a light shower. A pictorial report can be found here. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 19,2C, Zaventem had 16,5C. Today, thunderstorms over whole Belgium. Most of them were weak to moderate. A single one turned out to be rather violent: at Tubize it was accompanied by a small tornado which was briefly noted around 1300.  
30 Partly cloudy with Cu Sc, on slight rain shower around 1400. Towards the evening incoming Cirrus. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 20,5C, Zaventem had 18,2C. 
31 Very cloudy with Sc. Tempo some slight rain around 1515. Some small breaks after 1600. Top Tmax: Ostend 21,4C, Zaventem had 19,0C.

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