Chièvres Air Base

EBCV · Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium

Climate Chièvres Air Base 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Chièvres Air Base (EBCV) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 36.8 53 31 31 28 40
February 56.4 44 50 52 64 53
March 67.5 69 63 77 71 68
April 77.2 87 64 76 83 82
May 77.2 72 78 81 95
June 78.8 88 82 67 84
July 76.3 77 90 38 75
August 81.8 77 90 74 85
September 76.0 81 73 74 76
October 71.4 82 79 66 63
November 49.3 60 57 46 47
December 37.6 46 30 33 27
Average 68.1 65.5 68.1 72.2 62.7 69.6

10th best VFR conditions of Belgium

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 8 km or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 68.4 80 76 55 53 67
February 83.5 79 82 77 85 88
March 89.5 85 88 96 92 87
April 91.3 97 90 91 94 93
May 90.9 86 92 97 98
June 91.6 95 94 85 96
July 87.6 93 99 45 90
August 93.5 89 96 95 96
September 89.6 89 87 89 88
October 90.0 92 90 87 87
November 73.0 84 82 73 63
December 65.7 76 59 60 53
Average 86.2 86.2 87.4 87.4 80.6 86.1

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 km or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 5.9 6 7 6 5 8
February 8.7 11 9 10 8 10
March 11.4 12 11 13 11 11
April 14.5 14 13 14 12 18
May 18.6 19 20 15 19
June 22.9 26 22 22 22
July 23.2 22 25 21 22
August 23.8 22 27 21 26
September 20.8 24 20 21 22
October 16.0 17 18 15 14
November 10.1 10 12 9 12
December 7.3 9 3 8 8
Average 14.7 10.7 15.6 16.3 14.0 15.7

3rd highest temperature of Belgium

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 1.3 1 3 1 1 3
February 2.6 6 2 3 2 4
March 3.7 6 4 3 3 3
April 4.7 7 4 5 2 5
May 7.9 9 9 7 7
June 12.2 14 11 14 12
July 12.5 13 12 13 12
August 13.1 13 14 13 15
September 10.6 13 11 11 10
October 8.7 10 10 8 9
November 4.3 6 6 3 6
December 3.0 5 -2 4 4
Average 6.7 4.9 8.0 7.1 6.5 7.3

4th lowest temperature of Belgium

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 15.0 21 21 10 20 8
February 11.9 25 2 8 9 21
March 13.1 18 26 3 5 12
April 8.8 16 13 12 4 8
May 6.4 11 5 10 2
June 6.5 7 10 9 7
July 5.3 15 1 4 7
August 6.2 12 2 7 6
September 7.7 9 16 2 5
October 8.1 13 9 9 4
November 15.7 31 14 8 5
December 15.8 26 13 11 7
Average 10.1 19.6 14.9 7.9 7.5 7.5

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 9.2 11 11 7 9 10
February 10.6 11 8 13 10 15
March 9.5 9 11 7 9 11
April 8.2 11 8 9 8 7
May 7.2 8 7 9 8
June 6.8 7 6 6 7
July 7.1 9 7 7 7
August 6.8 7 7 7 6
September 6.9 6 7 6 6
October 8.9 9 8 9 11
November 8.8 12 10 7 8
December 9.7 12 6 9 10
Average 8.3 10.2 8.8 7.5 7.7 8.6

3rd highest wind speed of Belgium

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 222° 218° 232° 228° 210°
February 209° 267° 229° 162° 224°
March 207° 226° 081° 261° 156°
April 241° 319° 033° 003° 057°
May 013° 275° 225° 039°
June 026° 257° 310° 237°
July 232° 303° 253° 254°
August 251° 021° 267° 239°
September 203° 252° 174° 235°
October 208° 206° 205° 206°
November 216° 198° 240° 196°
December 218° 157° 212° 198°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.