Eleven French departments were put on an orange flood alert on Friday after heavy rain caused devastation in parts of Europe. But forecasters say warmer weather is just around the corner.
Météo France has issued a weather alert for northern and eastern France, where orange means “be very vigilant”.
Departments affected: North, Ain, Ardennes, Marne, Meuse, Haute Rhine, Bas Rhine, Haute Saone, Doubs, Ain and Saone and Loire.
Alsace and the northern Alps are forecast to experience the most rain on Friday, but flooding has been listed as a risk across the region as a result of several days of heavy rainfall in areas that are already saturated with water.
Floods in Belgium and Germany on Thursday killed more than 90 people and went missing hundreds more.
In France, torrential rain and flooding caused flooding in many cities and disrupted train operations.
In total, 50 to 70 mm of precipitation was forecast on Thursday for eleven departments on the orange alert, rising to 90 mm in the Haute-Marne and Jura departments, with up to a month of precipitation expected in one day.
Temperatures in France have been unusually low since mid-June, and storms and heavy rains have been observed across the country for several weeks. Until now, only in the south of France the sunshine has continued.
Meteorologists pointed to the “cold drop” as one explanation for the heavy rain and thunderstorms that raged across the country. “Cold drop” is “where a mass of cold air at high altitude is destroyed by other masses of hot air below, causing instability, heavy rains and sometimes even violent storms,” reports Le Parisien.
Most regions should have drier weather on weekends. On Sunday, temperatures should reach 25-30 ° C in the north of France and 26-33 ° C in the southern regions.
Then the week starting on July 19 should be brighter as Météo France predicts “temperatures above the national average” at the start of the week, although there may be more rain in western France towards the end of the week.
“Mediterranean regions will keep dry and warm weather.”
“We should have the end of July, which is more like a classic summer,” forecaster Alix Roumanac told France Info, adding that the rain seen in recent weeks usually starts earlier this year, “when we get out of winter, in during the spring before moving into the summer. ”
The long-term forecast from Météo France predicts that August will have typical temperatures and sunshine levels for this time of year.
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