Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

VIDEO – Weather: new heat records expected this Saturday, never seen since 1949

WEATHER – Heat records should be beaten again this Saturday in several regions of France. In Paris, the thermometer could reach 30 ° C and equal the record of 1949.

Summer in April. The thermometer should once again break records this Saturday after a Friday already exceptional. Over most of the country, temperatures are 6 to 10 degrees above seasonal averages. Friday, the mercury reached Friday the highest values ​​ever recorded for a month of April in several cities in the Paris region (Saint-Maur with 31.1 ° C, Nemours with 29.2 ° C, Torcy with 28, 8 ° C), but also at Sens (28.9 ° C), Cambrai (27.6 ° C), Valenciennes (27.8 ° C) or Alistro in Corsica (26.4 ° C). Other measurement stations have already erased monthly records beaten Thursday, such as Roissy (28.6 ° C), Evreux (27.6 ° C) or Rouen (27.4 ° C).

In Paris, no historical record, but the maximum temperature has also climbed a few tenths of a degree. With 29.1 ° C, the afternoon of April 20 immediately replaces the day before (28.7 ° C) as the hottest April afternoon since 1949 (30.2 ° C), the year France had lived a period of longer and stronger heat.

Since Wednesday, with temperatures well above normal for the season, the country is experiencing “a remarkable early summer sequence” which should continue until Sunday before the arrival of an unstable front that should significantly lower temperatures.

Some records of heat for a month of April had been beaten on Wednesday at Perros-Guirrec (26.9 ° C), Lannion (25.8 ° C) or Saint-Brieuc (25.3 ° C).

At the national level, average maximum temperatures reached Thursday 26.1 ° C, according to Météo-France. The afternoon of April 19 ranks among the four hottest since the post-war period, after April 30, 2005 (26.9 ° C) and tied with April 24, 2007 and April 18, 1949.

It was barely a month ago and yet 0 ° C France had lived in late February an episode of freezing cold particularly notable because of its late date in the winter.

These optimal and summer conditions will persist until the end of the week.

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