An “abnormally warm” month of October according to the Belgian Meteorological Institute
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An “abnormally warm” month of October according to the Belgian Meteorological Institute

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The month of October has been an abnormally warm month in Brussels with less rain than usual according to a first climatological assessment by the Belgian Royal Meteorological Institute, MRI. In Uccle in Brussels, the average temperature for October was 13.3 °C (norm: 11,1°C ). According to the institute the highest temperature registered was 25,7 °C on Monday 16 October, which is a temperature “very abnormally high and when registered was the highest ever recorded in Uccle since 1901″.

In parallel, the quantity of rainfall was also registered as “abnormally low”, with 43,1 mm of rainfall in Uccle in 19 days (norm: 74,5 mm), only 2 days of thunderstorms were recorded. The sun shined in Brussels during  97h25 min (norm: 112h38 min), which is falling within the normal range for the month of October. 

Christopher Vincent
The Brussels Times