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Belgian weather blog August 2008

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1 Passage of a weak thunderstorm between 0000-0200 giving 2 mm, see also this pictorial weather report. Partly cloudy to cloudy with Cu, Sc & Ci. Today, early night, weak to moderate thunderstorms over the provinces West- & Oost-Vlaanderen, Hainaut, Brabant, Antwerp & Luxembourg and also edging SE Limbourg and N Liège.

bl 25,4

2 Starting sunny with few Ac, by noon also Cu, after 1300 Sc overcast with sometimes some (s)light rain.  bl 23,9 22,6
3 Cloudy to very cloudy with Sc. Slight rain 1200-1400. Showery rain from 2000 on, one rumble of thunder around 2140. More thunders were heard from 2300 on, (of a weak thunderstorm) but with moderate fall of rain giving 17 mm by midnight. Today, late afternoon & evening, weak to moderate thunderstorms over the provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Luxembourg, Liège, Brabant, Antwerp & Limbourg. Local flooding did occur in the province of Limbourg. cv 23,5 22,6
4 Rain eased off around 0130. Around 0730 a rain shower. Total rain = 8 mm. Partly cloudy with Cu, Sc. During the evening invading Ci + some Ac sheets. Today, early night, weak thunderstorms over the provinces of Namur & Liège. Top total rain over 24 hr period 1400-1400 hr was Beauvechain with 47 mm.    bl 23,8 22,2
5 Starting partly cloudy with Cu, Sc, Ci, during the afternoon & evening very cloudy with Ac, Sc.  bl 23,7 22,4
6 Sc & Ac cleared after sunrise, quite sunny with tempo some fair weather Cu but in afternoon also lots of Ci. bl 29,9 28,7
7 During the night some very far lightning was visible on the northwestern horizon. Between 0800-0900 passage of a weak thunderstorm, but with moderate rain. Between 1130-1230 & 1830-2030 passage of some moderate rain showers. All these showers gave 7 mm. The events have been pictorial described via this report. Today, from early night onwards, all provinces encountered weak to moderate thunderstorms. Lightning & rain rate was at some location very high with destructible effects, but furthermore no damage was reported due to large hail or severe (microbursts) winds. bl 25,0 23,4
8 Light to moderate showers of rain did occur between 0100-1400 giving 7 mm. Today, early night, a weak thunderstorm over province of Namur & one rumble of thunder near Diest. From noon weak thunderstorms were observed over all the provinces except West-Vlaanderen.   br 21,2 21,2
9 Starting sunny, from 1200 Cu, from 1600 Ci, from 1800 Sc, Ac, from 1900 intermittent slight rain. aw, dt 23,2 22,02
10 Light intermittent till 1100 giving 2 mm. Breaking clouds (Cu, Sc, Ci) from 1500 on. aw 22,8 22,3
11 Starting sunny with some Ci, from 0900 tempo a broken Ac layer, breaking towards noon. Remainder of the day cloudy to very cloudy with Cu, Sc, by the evening dissipating but then invading Ci and Ac. bl 22,4 20,0
12 Light intermittent rain 0500-0800, afterwards light showers till 1030. Partly cloudy to cloudy with Cu, Sc. From 1730 onwards, Cb skies turned up. According images of the Doppler radar some cells did split with dominant right movers and these cells showed some characteristics of mini-supercells (like brief hook echo's and meso cyclones). A pictorial weather report is found here. Weak thunderstorms around 1900 & 2100. Total rain 6 mm. Today, around noon, a couple of moderate thunderstorms over province of Limbourg. Late afternoon/evening more weak to moderate thunderstorms over provinces of West-and Oost-Vlaanderen, Hainaut, Brabant, Antwerp & Limbourg. be 23,8 22,6
13 Cloudy to very cloudy with Sc, afternoon mainly partly cloudy with Cu. Around 1130 one rumble of thunder was heard in the distance (over the north). Around 1530 a blustery shower with more rumbles of thunder & around 1600 another weak thunderstorm. Total rain = 3 mm. Today, afternoon & evening, some weak to moderate thunderstorms over all the provinces except "both Flanders". Top gust: Koksijde 45 kt, Ostend 43 kt, Ukkel 41 kt. bl 21,5 20,7
14 Partly cloudy with Cu, Sc, Ci. Afternoon tempo some TCu skies. Today, afternoon, a few rumbles of thunder over the provinces West- and Oost-Vlaanderen. bl 21,5 20,8
15 Sunny, tempo fair weather Cu 1100-1900. bl 24,0 20,6
16 Starting sunny but with lots of Ci, tempo a few fair weather Cu, after 1800 invading As. dt 24,1 22,8
17 Very cloudy Sc, light rain 0930-1000. Large breaks 1200-1500. A few showers 1530 & 1730 = 2mm.  Late afternoon a few rumbles of thunder over the extreme north of province Antwerp. bl 24,7 22,7
18 Very cloudy with Ci, Ac, Sc. Minor breaks between 0900-1000. Light rain-drizzle 1200-1600 = 2 mm. Large breaks from 1700 on with some Ac & Cu. lg 23,0 21,3
19 Starting partly cloudy with Sc, Ci. After 1100 very cloudy with Sc. A shower around 1700 & 2130 = 1 mm.  bl 22,5 21,6
20 Starting very cloudy with a couple of light rain showers 1100-1400. Afterwards partly cloudy Cu. bl 21,7 20,1
21 Mixture of Cu, Sc, Ac cloudiness. bl 22,5 21,0
22 Altostratus overcast, some light rain 1200-1300. A moderate rain shower 1800-1930. Total rain = 7 mm. Today, during the afternoon, weak thunderstorms over provinces West- & Oost-Vlaanderen, Antwerp. bl 19,5 18,0
23 Partly cloudy with Cu, Sc. A couple of showers 1100-1300 = 2 mm. Just after midnight a weak thunderstorm over province West Vlaaberen. bl 21,0 17,8
24 Very cloudy with Ac, some slight rain 1530-1800 & from 2300 onwards. dt 20,9 19,6
25 Partly cloudy to cloudy with Cu, Sc. After 1800 Sc overcast. bl 23,1 21,1
26 All period long very cloudy to overcast with Sc. aw, bl 21,0 20,5
27 All period long very cloudy to overcast with St,Sc, sometimes with slight drizzle. be 19,1 18,7
28 All period long St, Sc overcast, sometimes with slight drizzle. bl 20,2 19,4
29 Starting overcast with St, Sc. From 1500 breaking clouds, all cleared by 1900. bl 23,3 21,3
30 From midnight some fog patches & thick fog 0430-0930, afterwards sunny, some Ci towards sunset. cv 27,5 25,9
31 Quite sunny but with lots of Ci, late afternoon a few Cb's in the SE. A few drops around 1915. After 2200 some far distant lightning in the west, briefly a strong picking up wind (from SE-to WSW) around 2230, a rain shower around 2345. Today, late afternoon & evening, weak to moderate thunderstorms over provinces of West- & Oost-Vlaanderen, Hainaut, Limbourg & Liège. bl 29,8 27,5

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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