Big heat wave: Belgium will experience a “big heat wave” this week

Big heat wave: Belgium will experience a “big heat wave” this week


The heat wave hitting France will reach Belgium this week.

It is now very likely that France will experience a heat wave from the middle of the week. Temperatures of over 40°C are expected. The regions most exposed to a high risk of heat waves concern the south-west and the center of the country with maximum temperatures sometimes close to 34 to 38°C, or even locally 40°C in the Aquitaine basin and the Mediterranean hinterland. , an unprecedented level at this time of year. Beginning on June 15 or 16, this heat wave would then be the earliest ever observed, with temperatures then up to 15° C above normal.

The reason ? A small depression or “cold drop” positioned off Portugal which will act “like a heat pump given that it will bring subtropical air back to Franceexplains Pascal Mormal, climatologist at the IRM. Subsequently, this hot air rises towards our regions, which is quite worrying because we are relatively early in the season to experience this type of event. 40 degrees can be reached in France but in July or August”.

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