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    The drought in Belgium has lasted a year


    During this particularly dry Spring, the quantity of rain recorded for Summer 2017 has been lower than normal for most of the country. This is according to climatic data provided by the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI).

    Although the reference station in Uccle has recorded a normal quantity of rainfall for June and August, it is still below average for the season. Summer 2016’s trend has continued. Since then, every month has been drier than normal. Only November 2016 was an exception and the situation is the same for the whole of Belgium.

    During the last twelve months, the biggest lack of rainfall has been recorded – between 50 and 60 percent of the normal rate – in the Namur, Luxemburg and Hainaut provinces while the West of Flanders has recorded almost normal rainfall (80 and 95 percent).

    Andy Sanchez (Source: Belga)