The Uccle rain gauge has never been this full in the first six months of the year
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    The Uccle rain gauge has never been this full in the first six months of the year

    © Belga
    © Belga

    During the last six months, 608 millimetres have been accumulated with the rain gauge at Uccle. The first half of this year has thus been the most humid one since the measurements began in 1833, declared meteorologist Frank Deboosere Tuesday on his internet site. “The average for the first six months of the year at Uccle is 399 millimetres,” he stated.

    “Some will say that this new record is a reflection of global warming. This is however premature. It is impossible to measure the effect of global warming in a single year. But it definitely represents a trend. Presently there is more precipitation than before,” explained Frank Deboosere.

    So far this month, 134 millimetres of rain water have been accumulated in the rain gauge at Uccle, while the average is 72 millimetres for the entire month. In June 1839, approximately 174 millimetres of rain water were registered. “For the time being, June 2016 is in fifth place (in the classification of the most rainy months of June), but the month is not yet over,” observed the meteorologist.   

    Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)