The daily record for any February 26th had already been beaten at 11 a.m., with 16.2°C in Uccle. The previous record dated back to 1922 with 15.7°C.
We can also talk of a second monthly record. On Monday, the warmest ever recorded February 25th since records began in 1901 occurred in Uccle with 18.8°C. However, on Tuesday, the temperature climbed even higher to 20.2°C.
Until Monday just gone, the highest temperature observed for the second month of the year went back to February 28th 1960, when a temperature of 18.7°C was recorded.
On Wednesday, the daily record for February 27th could yet be beaten (17.3°C in 1959). “We are expecting maximum temperatures of between 17°C and 18°C, so beating the record is therefore perfectly possible,” said Mr Dehenauw.