Wettest July recorded in Belgium in 40 years

Wettest July recorded in Belgium in 40 years
Wettest July recorded in Belgium in 40 years

Marked by deadly floods that hit many parts of Belgium, this July was the wettest in 40 years, according to the Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI).

Ukla, where RMI is headquartered, has already received at least 151 millimeters of rainfall, making this month the wettest July since 1980, according to David Dechenauva, head of forecasting.

"This is the sixth wettest July since 1833, while the highest rainfall in July in Ucle was recorded in 1942: 196 mm (or l / m2)," Dechenau said on Twitter.

The wettest month ever recorded at headquarters was August 1996, with 231 millimeters of rainfall, while the highest rainfall in any 30-day period in Ukkla was recorded between June 21 and July 20, 1980. year, when RMI recorded 241 millimeters.

In the same month, 343 millimeters of precipitation fell in High Fens, in the south of the country.

The news won't come as a surprise to most people who have been in Belgium over the past two weeks, mainly due to floods that hit the country on July 14 and 15, resulting in 41 deaths and thousands of damaged homes.

Although the period of heavy rains appears to be over, there will be no real improvement in weather in the coming days, according to the latest RMI weather forecast.

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