The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium placed the entire country under an "orange" alert for forecast heavy rain and hail on Tuesday, May 29, in effect from Tuesday afternoon (local time) through shortly after midnight on Wednesday, May 30. An orange alert signifies that there is a "widespread risk of severe thunderstorms" and that authorities have advised against nonessential travel on roads due to the risk of flooding and other consequences of the storm. Flooding, material damages, and transportation disruptions are possible in Belgium in the coming hours.
Individuals in Belgium are advised to monitor local weather forecasts, prepare for traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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