gave Last week at the RMI and the expected changes to the climate already. This week presents the weather service the most striking climate trends on the basis of years of observations. The observations were done in Uccle, where the meteorological institute since 1913 is well established, but similar trends were also elsewhere in Belgium observed.Read also Radiant spring on arrival: it is warmer and dryer than normal
An important conclusion is that since the ‘70s the annual average temperature “with a trend from 0.37 degrees per decade” has risen. Either: between 1981 and 2018 is approximately 1.3 degrees warmer become, according to the RMI. the
The increase of the number of summer days and warm nights make this trend hard. Thus, the Belgian weerinstituut more summer days determine where the mercury climbed to 25 degrees or more. Also the number of hot nights , where it is 15 degrees or warmer, increased. The number of vorstdagen , where the mercury is below 0 went, then descended again.
Between the beginning of the twentieth century and the last thirty years, is also the lowest wintertemperatuur increased. The winters were otherwise said to be less strict. The RMI noted in the same period, also less days with snowfall.
The trends of the annual precipitation are moderate, nevertheless, stated the weather service, an increase of the number of days with minimum 20 mm of precipitation.