Will the heatwave in France reach Belgium?

Will the heatwave in France reach Belgium?
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A heatwave has engulfed the south of France and is predicted to sweep throughout the country by Wednesday, but it is not expected to reach Belgium.

Because of the current heatwave in the south of France that has caused major fires, five regions (Ardèche, Drôme, Gard, Pyrénées-Orientales, and Vaucluse) have been placed on orange alert.

On Monday, temperatures in these regions will reach up to 38°C, with a high of 39°C in the Gard region.

Météo France predicts that high temperatures will continue throughout Tuesday and Wednesday over several regions, with a national average peak of 35°C forecast on Wednesday.

Those worried that the heat will expand into Belgium would have been glad to the gloomy skies on Monday, with a chance of showers in the Ardennes.

Belgium will be warmer on Tuesday, with a high of 28°C, and this will continue into Wednesday, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C depending on the region.

The week will finish, though, with possibly strong thundery storms on Thursday night.

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