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Country meta data

  BELGIUM


Availability of station meta data

Out of 16 stations,

- all stations have coordinates

- all stations have elevation

- no station has a description of land use

- no station has a specified soil type

- no station has a surface cover description

- no station has additional remarks

- 2 stations have a picture of the measurement location

Available series

An overview of all available daily series for stations in BELGIUM can be found in the Data dictionary.

Participants who provided data for this country

Name

Affiliation

City, country

# Series

Marc Christiaens

Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium

Uccle, Belgium

89 %

MARS project

Joint Research Centre

Ispra, Italy

6 %

EMULATE project

Climatic Research Unit

Norwich, United kingdom

4 %

GHCND

National Climatic Data Center

Asheville, United states

2 %

Record highs and lows

Lowest minimum temperature

1 Feb 1956

   Chievres

-25.2

°C

Highest minimum temperature

4 Jul 2015

   Bierset

25.1

°C

Lowest maximum temperature

31 Jan 1956

   Saint-Hubert

-15.0

°C

Highest maximum temperature

27 Jun 1947

   Uccle

38.8

°C

Highest precipitation amount

14 Jul 1984

   Oostende

238.0

mm

Homogeneity test results

The table below shows the number of stations classified as either "Useful" or "Doubtful" (left number) in relation to the total number of station series having sufficient data (right number) for segments of the blended series at each station within fixed time periods. A description of the homogeneity tests that have been applied is given in Project Info > ATBD.

Cloud cover

Precipitation

Pressure

Temperature

Humidity

Wind

Sunshine

1851-2016

0 / 1

0 / 1

1901-1950

1 / 1

0 / 1

1901-2016

1 / 1

0 / 1

1951-1978

11 / 11

6 / 12

1951-2016

11 / 11

4 / 10

1979-2016

4 / 6

11 / 11

7 / 7

4 / 7

4 / 4

Extreme events affecting BELGIUM

- Severe winter storms in Western Europe, Winter 1999

- Heat wave in Central and Western Europe, Summer 2003

- Snow in Western Europe, Winter 2004

- Mild winter of 2007

- Flash floods in Central Europe, Spring 2008

- Cold in Central and Western Europe, Winter 2009

- Cold in Europe, Winter 2010

- Severe winter storm in Europe: Xynthia, Winter 2010

Feedback and contact information

ECA&D Project Team
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

P.O. Box 201
3730 AE De Bilt
The Netherlands
e-mail: eca@knmi.nl
fax: + 31 30 2204614