While temperatures reached as high as 34°C during a national heatwave and Thursday’s weather reached temperatures of 28°C, a thunderstorm is heading to Belgium on Friday, with warm but rainy days to follow.
There is a chance of heavy showers, thunderstorms, hail, and wind gusts of 50 to 60 km/h. Friday and Saturday will be rainy, while the storm will be replaced by dry and partly sunny weather on Sunday, according to weather forecasts. Temperatures will remain relatively high, from 21 to 22°C throughout the weekend.
The temperature will generally drop to around 17 or 18°C at night. Belgium will likely also be affected by rain after the weekend.
Emergency number 1722, for urgent interventions due to the weather conditions, is activated. For storm or water damage that is not life-threatening, but for which the assistance of the fire brigade is necessary, you can request assistance on www.1722.be or call 1722. Emergency number 112 is available for potentially life-threatening situations only.
Extreme weather events such as heatwaves and large storms are likely to become more frequent and more intense as a result of human-induced climate change, scientific studies indicate.