It has been cold for some time now. The cold spell continues for the moment. Yesterday was a grey, rainy day with a cold northerly wind. Frank Deboosere (photo) of the Belgian Met Office: "Yesterday (Monday) was one of the coldest days on record in the month of May. In times of soaring temperatures, this is really exceptional."
Belgium is not alone. A large part of Western Europe is undergoing a cold spell. On the other hand, temperatures are unusually high in Eastern Europe, with Greece and Russia experiencing exceptionally hot spells.