The milestone was reached this morning and today will see another 12 hours of sunshine before clouds arrive bringing showers on Thursday and Friday.
During this spring, we have seen more sunshine already than during an average summer. This makes it the sunniest spring since records began in 1887 (the Belgian Met Office started keeping statistics as early as 1833, but this didn't involve the hours of sunshine at first as they concentrated on temperatures and precipitation).
Second place, until now, was held by 1990 with 644 hours of sunshine. The figures apply to the measuring station in Ukkel (Brussels).
Those who have installed solar panels, have no reason to complain and the hospitality industry is also doing brisk business.