Due to the extreme heat, the RMI will declare code red for most of Belgium from Saturday. The warning code remains valid until Monday, but can be extended if necessary.
Code orange already applied on Friday in all provinces, with the exception of the coast. But from Saturday this will be scaled up to code red for a large part of Belgium. Only in the province of Luxembourg (code orange) and on the coast (yellow) a lower warning level applies.
The RMI expects temperatures in the interior to reach 36 or 37 degrees this weekend.
At such very high temperatures, it is important to drink regularly and eat easily digestible food, dress lighter, spend the day in cooler areas, keep windows and doors closed, and monitor health status.
On Sunday the mercury will climb to 36 degrees again in the center of the country. At the beginning of next week it will remain tropical warm, although we will gradually end up in more humid and unstable air. Monday will be partly cloudy with a local heat storm. The maximums will then again reach 36 degrees in the center of the country. Due to the increased humidity, it will feel oppressive
On Tuesday it will be partly cloudy with a chance of some local thunderstorms. There is also no cooling off, with maximums around 35 degrees in the center.
Wednesday it will be very sultry with a lot of sun at first and cumulus clouds later. From France, the chance of a few fierce thunderstorms increases. It gets tropically hot again with maximums of up to 36 degrees in many places. It should not get less warm until Thursday.