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Belgian weather blog February 2008

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1 Couple of light rain showers till 0600 giving 1 mm. Afterwards very cloudy with As, thinning to Cs, Ci. By sunset, besides a few Cu Sc, clearing skies. 
os, bt 7,3
2 Light rain 0300-0600, sometimes with some sleet. After sunrise partly cloudy with Cu Sc, Tmin garden reached 1,0°C with formation of some ice on the ground. Over the hills 5-10 cm snow was accumulated. Also at Kleine Brogel 2 cm was measured. gh 6,8 5,5
3 Tmin garden -0,1°C. Sunny but with Ci Cs. bl 8,1 6,7
4 Light rain 0330-0630 & 0900-1130 giving 3 mm. Afterwards cloudy with Cu Sc, around 1630 one light rain shower with hail of 0,5 cm. gh 9,5 8,3
5 Light rain 0530-1400 afterwards light showery rain till 1830. 3 mm. Around 2300 some weak lightning visible in the far north. From 2200 on, over provinces West & Oost-Vlaanderen, Antwerp and the extreme north of Limbourg, weak to moderate, but isolated even severe (bowecho), thunderstorm activity. Wind damage did occur at Dendermonde (Oost-Vlaanderen) and Lier (Antwerp), presumable due to an F0 tornado. fn 12,8 11,4
6 Couple of showers between 0430-0730 giving 4 mm. Afterwards very cloudy with Cu, Sc. Clearing skies after 2000. During early night, weak/moderate thunderstorms over provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Limbourg, Liège and & Brabant-Wallon. Highest gusts, also early night: Chièvres 51 kt, Koksijde 43 kt, Spa 41 kt. bt, gh 10,2 9,5
7 Tmin garden -0,5°C and hoar frost. Partly cloudy to cloudy with Ac and Ci. fn, gh 10,5 9,6
8 Tmin garden -1,1°C and hoar frost. Sunny with some Ci. be 14,7 13,5
9 Tmin garden -1,4°C and hoar frost. Sunny with some Ci. uk 17,1 14,6
10 Tmin garden -2,3°C and hoar frost. Sunny with some Ci. uk 14,3 11,6
11 Tmin garden -2,3°C and hoar frost. Sky clear. gh 14,6 13,3
12 Tmin garden -1,8°C and hoar frost. Besides some morning Ci, sky clear. bl, uk 14,4 12,8
13 Tmin garden -2,1°C and rime. From 0500 (freezing) fog, lasting all period, T above zero from noon. mr 11,0 2,3
14 Tmin garden -0,4°C and rime. Fog (freezing) till noon, afterwards remaining misty and St overcast. sh 8,5 1,2
15 St, later Sc overcast till noon, afterwards clearing skies. gh 7,0 5,7
16 Tmin garden -3,5°C and hoar frost. Sunny with some Ci. uk 5,9 4,4
17 Tmin garden -6,7°C and hoar frost. Sunny with some Ci. bl 11,7 8,1
18 Tmin garden -6,1°C and hoar frost. Morning Ci, sky clear but rather hazy. A quite uncommon yellow and red sunrise/set due to a thin layer of polar stratospheric clouds" (PSC's) also referred as nacreous clouds. uk 11,6 8,4
19 Tmin garden -6,0°C and rime. From 0700 (freezing) fog, lasting till noon. After 1300, besides some Ci, sky clear. Again, although less bright than yesterday, a rather unusual yellow and red sunset due to PSC. lb 10,5 4,9
20 Tmin garden -2,1°C and hoar frost. Starting with lots of Sc, afterwards trailing over the SE giving quite sunny, but hazy weather with some Ci. sz 10,9 10,3
21 After 0030 becoming very cloudy with Sc, slight rain 1830-1930. sz 10,5 9,5
22 Overcast with St Sc, sometimes slight drizzle. fn 11,1 10,5
23 Very cloudy with Sc till 1400 & from 1900 on. In between large breaks, initially with lots of Ci, later also Ac. gh 13,2 12,6
24 Very cloudy with Sc till 1400, afterwards large breaks with a few Ci, Sc. From 1730 invading Ac, a few spots of rain 2030-2130 & light rain after 2300.  dt, bl 14,5 13,9
25 Light rain till 0330 giving 3 mm. Very cloudy with Sc till 0830, afterwards a few Cu, Sc but with lots of Ci. ci 12,9 12,3
26 Light rain 0800-1500 giving 5 mm. Afterwards a couple of breaks in the Sc, enlarging after sunset. bl, fn 12,8 11,9
27 Partly cloudy with Cu, Sc, Ci. bl 12,4 11,1
28 Tmin garden 0,1°C and hoar frost. Starting with Ci, Cs, after 0900 broken Sc, light rain from 1615 = 3 mm. bl 12,7 10,6
29 Rain-drizzle eased off around 0600. Afterwards remaining very cloudy with St, Sc. A couple of breaks around noon, but soon afterwards overcast with light rain starting from 1700 on giving 4 mm by midnight. By the evening gusty winds of around 40 kt. Stations with gusts of 41 kt or more were: Ostend & Koksijde 52 kt, Semmerzake 49 kt, Charleroi 47 kt, Ernage 45 kt, Zaventem, Spa & Florennes 43 kt, Ukkel, Beauvechain & Liège 41 kt. bl 10,8 9,6

Note: all times are Central European Time

Legend: TxBE (°C) = Top Tmax Belgium, TxBR (°C) = Tmax Zaventem. aw = Deurne, be = Beauvechain, bl = Kleine Brogel, br = Zaventem, bt = Beitem, ci = Charleroi, cv = Chièvres, dt = Diest, er = Ernage, fn = Koksijde, fs = Florennes, gh = Ghent, lb = Elsenborn, lg = Bièrset, mr = Mont-Rigi, os = Ostend, sh = Saint-Hubert, sp = Spa, sz = Semmerzake, uk = Ukkel.


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