“Of course it is good for business!” said a waiter of “De Geverfde Vogel” in Kortrijk center, with a big smile. “We increase our turnover by 20% than usual when the weather is like that. The sun has a positive impact because more people come and drink outside in terrace, and of course there are also some pretty girls!” Yes, the sun is back in Kortrijk, since Monday, temperatures are around 25°C and everybody can enjoy even if there is always a little wind blowing at 25 km / h.
But the crisis is felt; people have no money, “comments Katrien, waitress in DeMaxx, always in Kortrijk, “people come and drink but no more than next year”
Unfortunately, it is also the period of revision for students of Katho. “Yes this sunny weather (so rare in this country) does not encourage me to put me at my table!” said Simon, student in motor trade. Hoping that these students will pass their examinations anyway!
Meteobelgique.be provides no deterioration of the sky for the weekend. By cons, temperatures will drop from Monday and no rain is expected until next Tuesday
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Cover up. Covering up is the best protection from the sun. Use swimshirts and hats, as well as sunglasses that offer protection against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays (the two types that can damage the skin).
Avoid peak times. When possible, avoid the sun during the hours when its rays are most intense: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (This also happens to be a great time to go inside for lunch and a nap!)