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Weather: A foretaste of Spring

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Low overnight clouds will quickly give way to a dazzling sun on Saturday, even if a few high-altitude clouds leave their traces in the blue skies, according to the Royal Meteorological Institute, RMI.

The mild temperatures – between 11 °C and 16°C – and a moderate south wind will be a boon to sunbathers as the Carnival holiday comes to an end. The skies will remain clear, although a few clouds will reappear in the evening and at night. Lows will be around 1°C or 2°C in some Ardennes valleys, and 8°C to 9 °C in the plains.

The mild weather is projected to continue during the first few days of the incoming week, with temperatures remaining above 10°C through Wednesday.

On Sunday, high-altitude cloud banks will drift off to the west, giving way to sunny skies and temperatures between 12°C in the Ardennes Heights and 17°C in Kempen. The south wind should still be moderate, except on exposed Eastern peaks, where it will gain in strength, blowing in at up to 40 or 50 km/hr.

The sun should again be out on Monday, despite additional cloud banks coming in from the west by the end of the day. Temperatures will range from 13°C to 18°C.

Temperatures are expected to climb as high as 19°C in Flanders on Wednesday.

The Brussels Times