The lowest I've personally experienced — yes, I had to stand outside for about 45 minutes — was in the winter of 1984 onto 1985, when it was -25°C. A number of years ago, we had similar winter temperatures here again as well, but normally our daytime temperatures in winter don't drop below about -7°C anymore, and these last couple of years, it also never freezes for longer than a few days in a row anymore — during the day, that is; nighttime temperatures will typically dip below freezing for longer periods.
But then again, this is Belgium. The weather has always been extremely capricious over here. It's not uncommon to have temperature differences of 10°C or even 20°C in a single day.
= DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =
I don't really remember seeing the temperature ever going above 33 C in the thermometer here. Last summer was quite warm though, even unusually so. Then it all just stopped when August came and cooler weather returned. Usually April is still cold here, it's partly a winter month when nothing yet grows. May is when spring comes and also it can get warm. Then often the case has been that June has been cooler although it used to be warm, July usually has been warm, but even that's not a given these days anymore. As you can imagine, here in Finland the climate is mostly dark and gloomy most of the year so we are not exactly used to very hot weather.
Most people complain when it starts to get above 20 C which I find hilarious and dumb, because I feel the best when it's around 20-26 C. I don't do well in cold, also the dark winter is not good for my mind, maybe one day I will relocate somewhere else. It's not too uncommon for the temperature to drop below -20 C or even -30 C on the coldest winter days here. In the North there have been times that it has been nearly -50 C, but thankfully I've never experienced that. It starts to get bad enough after -20 C, because I don't want to go out then.
Last edited by Wind, 21st May 2022 at 01:49.