Thickest layer of snow measured in Brussels since 2013

Thickest layer of snow measured in Brussels since 2013
Snowy streets in Brussels pictured on Wednesday 17 January 2024. Credit: Belga / Julien Warland

A snow layer of 11 centimetres was measured around 08:00 on Thursday morning in Uccle, the reference point for the weather in Belgium, the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI) reported. This is the thickest layer of snow since 2013.

The record dates back to 12 March 2013, when 13 cm of snow was measured in Uccle, the RMI reported.

"We reached a record yesterday! Thank you for your submissions of photos and observations via the RMI app. The first figures for the thickness of the snow layer are now also known."

Credit: Belga / Julien Warland

The thickest snow layers were measured in the south of Belgium, but a great deal of snow also fell in Brussels and the Flemish provinces of Limburg and Flemish Brabant. The measurement in Mont Rigi, in the Liège province, leads the way with 23.6 cm.

The weather apparently affected many Belgians, because both the RMI website and app registered a record number of visitors on Wednesday (+49% for the website, +17% in the app compared to the previous record) and the institute also received numerous snow reports and photos.

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