Thunderstorms reach Antwerp by afternoon: “Chance of intense, prolonged rain until Tuesday morning”

Thunderstorms reach Antwerp by afternoon: “Chance of intense, prolonged rain until Tuesday morning”
Thunderstorms reach Antwerp by afternoon: “Chance of intense, prolonged rain until Tuesday morning”

Around noon, a rain and shower zone will enter our country from France and then slowly move northwards. It then often becomes heavily cloudy with periods of rain and showers that are locally accompanied by thunder, the RMI reports.

When the precipitation zone reaches the north of the country, it largely comes to a standstill, allowing a lot of rain to fall in the areas near the Dutch border. This may be accompanied by thunder. “When that system comes to a standstill, sometime in the late afternoon or early evening, it may linger for a while over the provinces of Antwerp and Limburg and possibly also Flemish Brabant,” says weatherman Frank Deboosere. “It may continue to rain heavily until Tuesday morning. Then the precipitation zone moves south again.”

“The predicted precipitation amounts are up to 20 to 25 liters of precipitation per square meter in twelve hours. Code yellow indicates that you have to be alert, but a good sewer system should be able to handle such quantities, unless you live in a flood-prone area.”

Number 1722 activated

In the provinces of Antwerp and Limburg, code yellow applies for thunderstorms from 2 p.m. The warning applies until 9 am on Tuesday morning. The FPS Home Affairs is therefore temporarily activating the number 1722 due to the weather forecasts and to avoid inconvenience to the emergency services. Anyone who has suffered storm or water damage that requires assistance from the fire brigade can submit a request via the e-counter or call 1722. 112 may only be called for potentially life-threatening situations.

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Tuesday It is often cloudy, especially in the northern half of the country, with some light rain here and there. In the south it is often dry with sun. In the afternoon the distribution is the other way around, with more clouds and showers, especially in the south, and sometimes broad and dry skies in the north. The maximum temperatures fluctuate between 13 and 18 degrees with a weak to moderate northerly wind.

WednesdayIn the morning, low clouds or fog banks occur in many regions, especially in the Ardennes. During the day, clear skies will appear at the sea and in the west. Elsewhere it will remain rather cloudy. It remains mainly dry with maximum temperatures between 13 and 17 degrees. During the day a moderate north wind blows.

Thursday there is first local morning gray. During the day the sun breaks through and there are sometimes broad clear skies, especially over Flanders. However, south of Sambre and Meuse, cloud cover continues to dominate. It remains dry at a maximum of 14 to 19 degrees.

Also Friday it will remain dry with, after any morning gray, an alternation of sun and clouds with most of the sun north of Sambre and Meuse. We will achieve maximum temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees with a mostly weak to moderate northeasterly wind.

Next weekend the chance of precipitation remains limited. Cloud fields and sometimes broader clearings alternate. The maximum temperatures fluctuate from 15 to 16 degrees at the sea and in the High Ardennes to around 20 and locally 22 degrees elsewhere.


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