The climate of the Ardennens (Belgium)
The Ardennes are a low mountain range stretching from south-east
Belgium through to north-east France and the northern part of
Luxembourg. The largest part is situated in Belgium and is an
important tourist destination. The magnificent scenery is perfect for
active holidays. The Ardennes are an excellent area for sports such as
rafting, cycling, walking, survival hikes, climbing and canoeing. A
south westerly current is responsible for this area being much wetter
than the rest of Belgium. Rainfall can be heavy and can cause
dangerous situations in traffic because of flooding problems on roads
and low visibility. During the winter a reasonable amount of the
precipitation falls in the form of snow. Depending on the altitude the
region gets about 30-80 snow days per year. This makes this region
ideal for winter sports such as cross country skiing. Because of high
humidity figures the Ardennes are covered in beautiful forests giving
this region a colorful scenery.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for the Ardennens.
Specific climate information is available for the following places:
Bastogne, Durbuy, Houffalize, La Roche-en-Ardenne and Saint-Hubert.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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