Code Orange weather alert across Flanders and Brussels

The Belgian Met Office has declared a Code Orange alert until tonight.  Beware of torrential rain, thundery showers, hail and gusty conditions.  An awful lot of rain is expected in a very short time in some parts with the risk of flooding.

The Code Orange alert applies to the whole country bar the coast where a Code Yellow is valid.  Brussels, Flemish Brabant, West and East Flanders are all expected to experience atrocious conditions.  Even on Friday Code Yellow will apply in these parts.  Similar conditions are expected in large parts of Wallonia.