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Belgium Records Highest Temperature At 40.2 Degrees

A high of 40.2 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) had been recorded the day before in the eastern city of Liege, the weather department spokesperson said.

Belgium Records Highest Temperature At 40.2 Degrees

A "red alert" has been issued for almost all of Belgium, due to high temperatures

Brussels:

Official meteorologists registered a record high temperature for Belgium on Wednesday as western Europe sweltered under a heatwave that has disrupted transport and triggered safety warnings.

David Dehenauw, chief forecaster at the Royal Meteorological Institute, said Thursday that a high of 40.2 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) had been recorded the day before in the eastern city of Liege -- the highest ever since records began in 1833.

Due to the high temperatures, the institute issued a "red alert" for almost all of Belgium -- except the North Sea coast -- through Friday.

In Brussels on Thursday the Royal Meteorological Institute measured 34.2 degrees at noon (10:00 GMT), where Wednesday's 35.7 degrees looked set to be exceeded in the afternoon. 



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