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First snow to fall on Friday in Flanders

The temperatures in Flanders will fall to 2 degrees on Friday. Credit: Pixabay

On Friday, the first snow is predicted to fall in Flanders.

In the Ardennes, in the south of Belgium, the first snow fell on Tuesday, and more has been predicted for the rest of the week. According to the weather forecasts, a lot of snow is to be expected in the higher altitude areas on Friday.

The temperatures in Flanders will fall to 2 degrees on Friday, and there is a possibility that a combination of rain and melting snow will fall, according to the Royal Meteorological Institute and NoodweerBenelux, a weather forecast that monitors exceptional weather circumstances in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

“Friday will be a very fresh day,” said weatherman Frank Deboosere, reports Het Nieuwsblad. “With a lot of rain in the morning and possibly also melting snow in the centre of the country,” he added.

“Various weather models calculate a precipitation zone that is set up from the south to Belgium. That would result in a closed snow cover of a few centimetres in the Ardennes,”NoodweerBenelux predicted. “In the rest of Belgium it might be a mixture of rain and melting snow as the lower 1,000 metres of the air column will be just a little too hot for the snow to last,” the forecaster added.

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times