Annual rainfall in Belgium 2006-2016

Does it always rain in Belgium? In some weeks that may seem to be the case, but in the last decade Belgium actually counted between 180 and 212 rain days a year. And in none of these years, the annual rainfall surpassed the thousand millimeters. Rainfall peaked in 2016, at roughly 940 millimeters. In 2015 however, rainfall had only been 737 millimeters – the lowest rainfall in the period considered here.

 Belgium’s maritime climate 

  Belgium has a temperate maritime climate, with cool summers and moderate winters. In the 2006-2016 period, the average temperature in the country was between 9.7 and 11.9 degrees Celsius. 2014 was the warmest year in the past decade, with an average temperature of nearly 12 degrees.

The Belgian winter

  Next to a large number of rain days, Belgium’s average winter usually counts a number of frost days as well, when temperatures drop below zero. In 2010, there were nearly 75 such days. By comparison, 2014 had just ten frost days. That year, there was just one ice day, defined as a day in which the maximum temperature during the day is below the freezing point as well. In 2016, there were two ice days in Belgium.

Annual rainfall in Belgium from 2006 to 2016

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Release date

January 2017



Survey time period

2006 to 2016

Supplementary notes

Measured in Ukkel/Uccle.

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