Belgium hit record high of 41.8 C on Thursday

Shoaib Ur Rehman July 26, 2019

BRUSSELS: Belgian meteorologists registered a record high temperature for the country on Thursday when western Europe sweltered under a heatwave that has severely disrupted transport.

David Dehenauw, chief forecaster at the Royal Meteorological Institute, said on Friday that a high of 41.8 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) had been recorded the day before in the northern town of Begijnendijk — the highest since records began.

In Luxembourg, a record high was also reached on Thursday with 40.8 degrees measured, beating records from 2003, according to the Grand Duchy’s official meteorological agency.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2019
 

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