Weather: strong gusts will accompany the showers this Sunday

The Royal Meteorological Institute (IRM) has placed all of Belgium under a yellow warning for wind from Sunday 11am to Monday 1am. “This Sunday, at the passage of an active rain zone that will water all regions from west to east, gusts in the range of 80 to 90 km / h are expected.“, warn meteorologists.”In the evening, in the unstable air that follows, strong gales are still to be feared locally, especially in the west of the country“.

The number 1722 activated

The SPF Interior announced on Saturday the temporary activation of number 1722 in the face of the risk of storms or heavy rainfall in the coming hours. This number is indicated when no life is potentially in danger but help from the fire brigade is required. “The number 1722 aims to relieve congestion in emergency centers 112 and not to keep people whose life is in danger waiting. This is not an emergency number“, recalls the SPF. On the other hand, in case of urgent need of an ambulance or when a life is potentially in danger, it is still recommended to dial the emergency number 112.

Weather forecast

Sunday, the sky will become cloudy and precipitation will gradually spread from west to east. It will first be a few intermittent rains before the arrival of sustained rains, already forecast before noon for the west of the country. They will hit the center at midday and the eastern part of our territory a little later. At the end of the afternoon, the weather will become more changeable in the west, with some clearings but also a risk of showers. The wind will be moderate to fairly strong, even locally strong, from south to southwest. Gusts of 70 km / h are expected but, when passing through the active rain zone, peaks of 80 km / h or more are possible. Maxima still soft, 12 to 16 degrees.

The night from Sunday to Monday, the rain zone will leave us by the east and variable weather with clearings and some showers will follow. The southwesterly wind will be moderate to fairly strong, and in places temporarily still strong, with some strong gusts in the evening. Minimum of 5 to 10 degrees.

Monday In the morning, the sky will first be very cloudy in many places, with some residual rain. Then the sky will become more changeable from the west. The cloudy periods will sometimes bring showers over the southern half of the country, while the north should benefit from drier weather and wider clearings. It will be cooler with maximums of 7 or 8 degrees on the heights of the Ardennes at 11 or 12 degrees on the plain. The wind will be moderate to fairly strong, and on the coast itself strong, from west to southwest, with gusts generally between 55 and 65 km / h. The following night, the passage of a front will lead to periods of rain or drizzle.

Mardi, the greyness will persist for a large part of the day and the low clouds could even let out some drizzle, mainly in the Ardennes. During the day, the cloud cover will tear in places to let some clearings filter through. Temperatures will gain a few degrees compared to the previous day, with maximums of 8 to 11 degrees in the Ardennes and 11 to 13 degrees elsewhere, or even locally up to 14 degrees. The wind will be generally moderate, and at the coast sometimes quite strong, from the southwest sector.

The day of Wednesday will start in dry, sunny weather. In the afternoon, gradually more cloudy fields will reach our territory from the west, and could give rise to some local and transient showers. At the end of the day or in the evening, a more active rain zone will cross our territory. The maximum will be between 10 and 12 degrees in the Ardennes, and between 12 and 15 degrees elsewhere, in a moderate wind, and on the coast which is sometimes quite strong, in the southern sector.

Thursday, unstable and cooler maritime air, of polar origin, will flow to the rear of the disturbance of the night. The weather will then be very variable with alternation of sometimes broad clearings and cumuliform clouds carrying showers. It will be cooler, with maximums of 5 or 6 degrees on the summits of the Ardennes at 10 degrees in the plains, with a moderate to often quite strong wind from west to southwest.

Friday, the weather should remain variable and very cool with a changeable sky and showers in the form of rain or sleet in the plains, which could take on a transient winter character on the eastern reliefs; the first flakes could thus fall in Hautes-Fagnes. The maximum will be between 3 and 6 degrees in the Ardennes, and between 6 and 9 degrees elsewhere. It will often be moderate in the north-west sector.

Saturday, a moving high pressure ridge could lead to a temporary lull, with drier weather and more clearings. The maxima will change little with values ​​of 3 degrees on the heights of the Ardennes to 9 degrees on the coast. Frosts on the ground will again be possible during the night.

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