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Belgian weather blog May 2007

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1 Sunny with few Ci. Top Tmax: Ghent 23,8C, Zaventem had 21,4C.
2 All deep blue skies. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 22,9C, Zaventem had 20,2C.
3 Sunny with during afternoon some fair weather Cu. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 23,8C, Zaventem had 21,2C.
4 Starting sunny with some Ci, from afternoon more thicker Ci patches followed by As & some Ac, later also some Cu. A few rain drops fell around 1700. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 23,4C, Zaventem had 22,1C. Late afternoon a weak thunderstorm over province of Oost-Vlaanderen.
5 Very cloudy with St Sc between 0530-0900, later breaking & dissipating leaving some Ci. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 23,8C, Zaventem had 20,6C.
6 Starting quite sunny with lots of Ci, Cs, afternoon also Ac As. Few spots of rain around 1900, after sunset also Sc. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 21,9C, Zaventem had 19,1C.
7 Intermittent light rain & drizzle between 0300-2200 giving 4 mm. Top Tmax: Charleroi 16,6C, Zaventem had 15,3C.
8 Starting with some breaks, (light) rain between 1300-1500 giving 2 mm. Top Tmax: Ghent 16,8C, Zaventem had 15,6C. Today, in afternoon, weak thunderstorms over provinces of Luxembourg & Limbourg.  
9 Overcast with rain & drizzle between 0000-2030 giving 7 mm. Top Tmax : Ghent 14,7C, Zaventem had 13,5C.
10 Very cloudy with Sc, Ac, As, Ci, Cs & light rain 0700-0900 =1 mm. Top Tmax : Lige 20,0C, Zaventem had 17,8C.
11 Light showery rain between 0200-1100 giving 3 mm. Quite gusty in morning with peaks up to 45KT. From noon on breaking clouds & becoming cumuliform. Renewal of light rain after 2200. Top Tmax: Charleroi 17,3C, Zaventem had 16,6C. Top gust: Ostend 49KT, Spa, Chivres & Charleroi 47KT, Beauvechain & Zaventem 45KT, Deurne, Ghent & Lige 43KT. In morning, mean speed reached along coast gale force and offshore even strong gale force. 
12 Showery rain or showers between 0000-1400 giving 5 mm, afterwards large breaks but again tempo light rain around 2200. Top Tmax: Charleroi 19,1C, Zaventem had 17,0C. Early morning a couple of weak thunderstorm over province of Hainaut.
13 Starting with nice breaks in Sc, soon invading Ci, Cs As with light rain between 1130-1300. Afterwards clearing skies. From 1600 on again increasing As with mamma features. From 1700 thunder was heard in W and between 1730-1740 a short but heavy thunderstorm with hail (around 1 cm) & blustery winds up to 43KT, giving 7 mm. Pictorial weather report can be found here. Afterwards again large breaks. Top Tmax: Lige 23,3C, Zaventem had 20,3C. Today, late afternoon & early evening a squall-line with moderate to local heavy thunderstorms passed Belgium. Most activity was over central & eastern parts. Wind and water damage was reported, for example in Halle (Brussels). At Monceau en Ardenne (province Namur) hail stones of up to 3 cm came down and the observed wind damage might have been done by a weak tornado but could also be related a downburst as no typical tornado hookecho signature was found on the radar images.
14 Partly cloudy to cloudy with Cu Sc, afternoon towering Cumulus with light showers around 1530,1900 & 2130 giving 2 mm. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 18,9C, Zaventem had 17,7C.
15 Starting quite sunny with some Ci, during forenoon more Cu, during afternoon TCu with a light shower around 1430. Afterwards more cloudiness in form of Sc & Ac. Top Tmax:  Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 18,0C, Zaventem had 16,4C.
16 Rain & drizzle, sometimes moderate between 0100-1130 giving 13 mm, afterwards breaks with Cu & Ci, Cs. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 17,0C, Zaventem had 15,4C. Today, during early afternoon, a couple of weak thunderstorms over provinces of Antwerp & Limbourg.
17 Rain & drizzle till 1100 giving 8 mm. Later breakings clouds in Cu Sc. Top Tmax: Chivres 16,8C, Zaventem had 16,0C.
18 Cloudy to very cloudy with Cu Sc. Light showers around 1900, showery rain from 2130 on giving 7 mm by midnight. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 23,5C, Zaventem had 22,5C.
19 Some rain between 0200-0400 giving 5 mm. Later breakings clouds with fair weather Cu, clearing towards sunset. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 20,1C, Zaventem had 18,6C.
20 Starting sunny, soon invading Ci, Ac As. Light rain 1300-1500. Again light rain 1800-2200. Total amount was 5 mm. Top Tmax: Elsenborn 21,2C, Zaventem had 16,9C. Today, during the evening, some weak thunderstorms over province of Luxembourg.
21 Starting grey & misty, breakings clouds late afternoon leaving Ci, Cs. Top Tmax: Elsenborn 25,4C, Zaventem had 20,3C. Today, during the evening, a couple of weak thunderstorms over provinces of Namur and eastern part of Vlaams-Brabant.
22 Fog between 0400-0800. Afterwards staying grey and misty, some brief breaks around 1600, but afterwards remaining very cloudy with Sc. Top Tmax: Elsenborn 23,2C, Zaventem had 18,8C. Today, during afternoon, weak to moderate thunderstorms over province of Lige.
23 Sunny, with tempo a few Cu. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 23,9C, Zaventem had 21,6C.
24 Sunny, towards midnight lightning over far SE. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 27,5C, Zaventem had 24,6C. Today, during evening, weak to moderate thunderstorms over provinces of Namur, Luxembourg & Lige.
25 Partly cloudy to cloudy with Cu, Ac. After sunset some lightning in SE. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 26,7C, Zaventem had 25,5C. Today, during afternoon, weak to moderate thunderstorms over eastern part of Lige. After sunset more thunderstorms over provinces of Namur, Lige, Luxembourg, Limbourg and eastern parts of Brabant & Hainaut. Some were severe (due to lightning) like over provinces of Namur & Lige.
26 Overcast with St Sc, around 0245 tempo moderate rain giving 4 mm, later some slight rain. Breaking cloudiness from 1800 on. Towards midnight two rumbles of thunder were heard.  Top Tmax: Elsenborn 22,8C, Zaventem had 17,8C. Today, from evening on, weak to moderate thunderstorms over provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Luxembourg, Lige, Brabant Oost-Vlaanderen & Limbourg. Some were severe due to intense lightning.
27 During the night showery rain giving 6 mm. Daylight period cloudy to very cloudy with Cu Sc. Between 2100-2300 some light rain giving 0,5 mm. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 18,4C, Zaventem had 17,8C. Today, during first part of night, weak thunderstorms over province of Namur.
28 During the night (s)light rain = 0,5 mm. Some sunny spells in morning hours, later mostly very Sc Ac As Cs cloudy with sometimes a few raindrops. Top Tmax: Deurne 18,3C, Zaventem had 15,3C.
29 Very cloudy Sc St with light rain around 0700. Afterwards breaks in Sc Cu. Top Tmax: Charleroi 15,1C, Zaventem had 14,1C
30 Staring sunny, later some Ci, from noon also Cu, after 1600 Sc Ac. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 21,4C, Zaventem had 19,2C.
31 Some rain between 0100-0600 giving 4 mm. Afterwards breaking cloudiness, during the day building Cu with a couple of showers between 1600-2000. Top Tmax: Kleine Brogel 22,2C, Zaventem had 19,1C. Today, during afternoon, a few weak thunderstorm over provinces of West- & Oost-Vlaanderen, Brabant and Lige.

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