Belgium in Brief: A heatwave in the making?

Belgium in Brief: A heatwave in the making?
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While the entire country already got a pleasant foretaste of nice, summery weather this weekend, the mercury will rise even more this week.

Spain is currently experiencing a serious heat wave, and that warm air is now also coming Belgium's way.

The tropical air, coming from the north of Africa, is spreading towards the northeast of Spain, and will travel further towards the French-Belgian border over the coming days – which could cause temperatures in Belgium to rise significantly on Thursday.

And after that, it is only expected to get warmer: some weather models even predict temperatures of up to 35°C on Friday and Saturday in certain parts of the country.

According to David Dehenauw, meteorologist and head of Forecasting at the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI), this weather is not exceptional.

"It happens very often that we get these kinds of summery days in June. Contrary to what is sometimes thought, however, it does not predict similar weather for all the summer months," he said. "Let us just enjoy the sun now that it is here."

Will you be enjoying the sun this week? Or are you more likely to hide inside? Let @Maajtee know.

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