The warning phase of the high heat and ozone peaks plan deactivated on Sunday

However, high ozone concentrations are expected this Saturday afternoon with maximums between 100 and 190 micrograms/m3. The European information threshold (180 micrograms/m3) could be exceeded in several areas of the country. The warning phase of the high heat and ozone peaks plan was activated on Wednesday June 15. Its objective is to inform the general public as well as health and personal care professionals so that they are vigilant and ensure that their residents are properly hydrated or the ambient temperature inside the buildings is checked. .

This phase of vigilance is also valid for the entire population, particularly isolated people who are sensitive to air pollution (children, the elderly, suffering from respiratory problems, etc.).

Belgium is facing an early heat wave at the end of spring. The Royal Meteorological Institute (IRM) predicts highs between 32 and 34 degrees in the center and east.

From Sunday, ozone concentrations will be significantly lower and will move towards normal values ​​for this time of year.

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