This Thursday, Might 19, 2022 France beat its Might 2020 file, with 38 consecutive days of temperature above regular for the season. The distinctive interval of warmth which crosses the nation and an excellent a part of our European neighbors, raised the temperature to greater than 33°C within the south of France. An uncommon peak however which is sadly made possible by international warming.
In some areas, data have been exceeded, and the month is way from over. Within the South-West for instance, in Cap-Ferret the file is now at 35°C, similar statement in Albi with 33.7°C. A lot of the data date from 2017, 2009 and even 2001. In most French areas, it’s nonetheless very popular this week between 28 and 34°C.
A drought very doubtless by the top of the summer season
Confronted with this warmth, drought threatens the nation and farmers are actually nervous about their crops. The federal government revealed its drought threat map on Wednesday, of which 22 departments already seem in crimson, that’s to say with a “very possible” threat by the top of the summer season. Early choices had been taken such because the restriction on using water in 16 departments, to take care of a reasonably low recharge of groundwater.
These durations of warmth brought on by local weather change are set to develop into extra frequent and have a tendency to set in earlier within the spring. Météo-France however warns that this present warmth just isn’t, nonetheless, predictive of a warmer than regular summer season. So, we make the most of the solar so long as it’s there!
➡️ Map aggregates totally different knowledge such because the drop in river and lake ranges however above all the present state of groundwater and soil humidity. pic.twitter.com/BgOvwL3Bit
— Meteo-France (@meteofrance) May 19, 2022