Michaël Torfs

July was a record month

Despite the heatwave in July the past month’s average temperature was only slightly warmer than average.  This being said, several records were shattered in July.

The average temperature for July is 18.4°C, while the average for the past month was 19.5°C. Remember, until mid-July average temperatures were below average. Still, July was an exceptional month: between 22 and 26 July highs exceeded 25°C every day.  On 25 July a new record high of 39.7°C was set at the Met Office in Ukkel. On that date a new high for Belgium of 41.8°C was set at Begijnendijk (Flemish Brabant). Readings from over a hundred measuring points show new record highs.