LUXEMBOURG DROUGHT – END OF WATER VIGILANCE PHASE

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keywords: ministry of sustainable development, environment, drought, luxembourg. The Department of Environment of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures officially closes today the water consumption vigilance phase that was set up on 31 May. The Department gives two main reasons for this decision: the statistical decline in water consumption with school holidays and the collective holiday (August), which again proved to be real this year, and weather forecasts that exclude a heat wave Luxembourg in the coming weeks. However, moderate water consumption is always recommended. Share this page with:

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WEATHER LUXEMBOURG – HEAVY RAIN YELLOW ALERT TONIGHT

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keywords: heavy rain luxembourg, yellow alert, meteolux, luxembourg. After the thunderstorms that occurred yesterday late afternoon and early evening, Meteolux issues a yellow alert for heavy rain tonight from 01am to 07am. Storms will probably happen at the same time or following the heavy rain. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – HIGH RISKS OF FOREST FIRES

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keywords: ministry of sustainable development, environment department, forest fire, drought, luxembourg. While drought is raging in Luxembourg after the lack of rain in winter and spring, the Environment Department of the Ministry of Sustainable Development confirms the increased risk of forest fires in Luxembourg. According to its statement: “Due to the exceptionally high temperatures and the absence of precipitation, there is now an increased risk of forest fire, because a long period of drought makes the forest extremely flammable. Short periods of rain which are insufficient to humidify the soil…

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HEAT WAVE LUXEMBOURG – MOTORWAYS SPEED LIMIT LOWERED

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keywords: heat wave luxembourg, pollution, ozone, speed limit, luxembourg. The Automobile Club Luxembourg (ACL) informs that due to the temperature that should exceed 30°C today according to MeteoLux and the associated risks of pollution (especially ozone pollution) the speed limit on Luxembourg motorways is reduced to 90 km/h this Tuesday. This measure will likely be repeated in the coming days as a drop in temperatures is not expected until Friday. Ozone pollution is felt by the most fragile people who experience itching eyes and/or difficult breathing. Share this page with

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HEAT WAVE LUXEMBOURG – SURVEILLANCE VISITS REGISTRATION

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keywords: ministry of health, heat wave plan, luxembourg. The Ministry of Health reminds on Tuesday that the heat wave plan proposes to 75 years old people or older, living alone (or with an invalid person), with limited autonomy, poorly surrounded and without assistance from the dependency insurance, to register or to be registered to benefit from visits of monitoring and hydration assistance in case of high temperature. Visits are provided by a home help and care service in the event of a “heat warning” being triggered by the Ministry of…

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WEATHER LUXEMBOURG – HIGH TEMPERATURE ALL THE WEEK

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keywords: weather, temperature, drought, firefighters, luxembourg. It is a week of high temperature that will know Luxembourg from tomorrow Sunday on. MeteoLux forecasts up to 29°C tomorrow and a gradual rise until reaching 33°C on Tuesday before temperature coming down slightly for the rest of the week. While drought threatens Luxembourg after a rain deficit this winter and spring (April 2017 holds the record of lower rainfall according to MeteoLux) and that the Ministry of Sustainable Development issued in late May a call to save water, it is not the…

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LUXEMBOURG DROUGHT – IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LOSS

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keywords: drought, agriculture, ministry of the environment, luxembourg. Minister of the Environment Carole Dieschbourg gives an update on the impact of the drought that Luxembourg has been experiencing for several months due to the low winter rainfall and late spring frosts. It appears that Luxembourg’s agriculture is particularly affected and as such confirms the strong call of vigilance that its Ministry jointly with that of Sustainable Development issued on 31 May. The Minister provides in detail: Agriculture • Permanent grasslands: losses are very high. The first cut representing 40% of the…

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LUXEMBOURG – WATER RESERVES EXCEEDING 2006 AND 2012

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keywords: ministry sustainable development, drought, luxembourg. Yesterday’s call from the Ministry of Sustainable Development to save water makes a big noise. So much so that we can wonder whether the situation of the groundwater in Luxembourg is as worrying as the authorities seem to assert. The Water Management Administration has published the chart above which shows the historical development of one of the country’s main drinking water reserves, the Kripsweiren. At present, groundwater reserves are still above their 2006 and 2012 levels, which were at critical levels. However, the Administration states…

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LUXEMBOURG DROUGHT – MINISTER CALLS TO SAVE WATER

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keywords: ministry sustainable development, drought, luxembourg. The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure calls for saving water. After the heat of the last few days in Luxembourg and the light rains this spring, the Ministry is taking the lead to anticipate a possible water shortage this summer if the rain is not there by then. Share this page with:

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HEAT&DROUGHT – LUXEMBOURG FIREFIGHTERS ON ALL FRONTS

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keywords: weather alert, heat, drought, fire start, firemen, luxembourg. The fire brigades of the Grand Duchy are on all fronts. After a remarkable presence all along the course of Night Marathon Luxembourg last night, it is today facing the heat and its consequences that the Firefighters of Luxembourg are mobilized. With the weather alert warning temperatures over 30 degrees, the Volunteer Firefighters of Luxembourg City remind the instructions to be kept in case of heat. Extreme heat associated with the lack of rain this spring make the vegetation very sensitive, a incipient fire was reported…

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LUXEMBOURG – HIGH TEMPERATURE ALERT UNTIL MONDAY

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keywords: weather alert, extreme heat, luxembourg. While this weekend takes place the ING Night Marathon in the streets of the city, a weather alert is launched for extreme temperature over 30°C. This alert is valid for Saturday May 27, 2017, but also for the following two days Sunday and Monday. It is advisable to take care of the most fragile ones (children and the elderly). Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – 30 km/h WIND ALERT FROM WEDNESDAY 18:00

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keywords: luxembourg, wind alert, safety tips. For several weeks Europe has been facing a series of depressions associated with strong winds. A series of strong wind warning was triggered accordingly and a new alert is issued for tonight, starting at around 6:00 pm and for a part of the evening and night. Our tips in order to stay safe: First      : don’t use an umbrella, you will probably damage it Second : drive home safely, lower your speed and stay on alert on the road Third    : clear your balcony…

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LUXEMBOURG – NEW WIND ALERT – THE RIGHT THINGS TO DO

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keywords : weather alert, strong wind, security tips. After the strong wind warning issued on 22 February 2017, which saw Luxembourg facing winds over 60 km/h, it is a new wind alert which is issued from Monday 27 February afternoon on. Even if the wind should not exceed 35 km/h this time we remind you the following safety rules: First      : don’t use an umbrella, you will probably damage it Second : drive home safely, lower your speed and stay on alert on the road Third    : clear your balcony…

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LUXEMBOURG – WIND ALERT – THE RIGHT THINGS TO DO

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keywords : weather alert, strong wind, security tips. MeteoLux is alerting people that Luxembourg will know strong winds at least until Friday the 24th of February 2017. The Grand-Duchy (and even the Great-Region) is often facing wind alerts. With a wind speed under 30 km/h you can probably keep living as you always do. But over this speed you have to start taking some actions that the common sense can tells but they are good to repeat and let you remember these as a pavlovian reflex. First      :…

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