Belgium has issued a national “code yellow” storm alert for “unstable” weather and thunderstorms as temperatures begin to fall, following the country recording its second hottest day on Tuesday.
In Belgium, a “code yellow” alert encourages citizens to be on alert for damages and disruptions due to storms.
The Belgian Royal Meteorological Institute (KMI/IRM) advised in a statement that the country should expect thunderstorms and showers between overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning, but warned that in the afternoon and evening, showers will become more active and in some areas a lot of precipitation could fall.
Belgian authorities have also re-activated the country’s special "1722" emergency hotline for non-life-threatening issues caused by storms and flooding, which includes downed power lines, flooded roads or fallen trees.
On Tuesday, Belgium recorded its second-highest temperature of 39.1 degrees Celsius (102.38 degrees Fahrenheit) in the town of Kleine-Brogel near the Dutch border, head of forecasting at KMI/IRM, David Dehenauw, said.