Sunny, warm and dry. This roughly sums up the meteorological situation for the coming days, now that a heat wave has swept our country. But weather models from early next week also show something else: precious drops of water in the form of precipitation. Will our soils and green spaces be updated next week?
“Right now there is one clarity: There will be no more rain this week,” says Nicholas Rose of Noodweerbenelux. “From Monday and Tuesday, increased chances of precipitation can be observed in different weather models, both European and American.” Euphoria, because not only Belgian grass can use some refreshment.
However, we should not celebrate too early. Ross stresses that this does not mean that it will really rain. “The current precipitation deficit will certainly not be resolved by this possibility of precipitation. It is like a drop on a hot plate.” Literally, because at the moment it remains mainly warm. The brightest period will end by Tuesday, but maps of the driest weather are already showing by the end of next week. “The temperature will drop a bit, and the heat wave will surely be over by Tuesday. This end may be accompanied by a thunderstorm. But the chance of rain is temporary and short-lived.”
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